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Brian Hollingsworth

MS, MDiv., NCC, LCMHCA

Mental Health Counselor

I grew up in Raleigh and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergrad, where I received a B.A. in Psychology with a second major in Religious Studies, with hopes to one day pursue a career as a professional counselor. Following college, I worked for six years as a camp & retreats director, where I discovered a love for the outdoors, and a passion for creating safe and fun spaces for people to connect with others, themselves, and their surroundings. 

In 2014 I left my camp position and moved to Winston-Salem, NC, where I attended Wake Forest University School of Divinity and earned a Master of Divinity degree in 2017. I chose Wake Forest because of its commitments to justice, reconciliation, compassion, and diversity. These are values I still hold dear and that inform my work with clients. 

Following my graduation from Wake Forest, I moved back to Chapel Hill and worked as a chaplain resident at UNC Hospitals for one year, where I chose to work in to the neuroscience and psychiatry units. My work in these units was an important step toward pursuing my lifelong interest in mental health. 

 

Soon after my residency, I enrolled at UNC Greensboro, where I would earn my Masters in Counseling degree in May 2020.  While at UNCG, I worked in the Dean of Students Office as the Graduate Assistant for Crisis Management & Student Support. There, I provided support and resources to students experiencing mental health crises, including meeting one-on-one to develop short and long-term goals and strategies for their success.  In addition, I worked as an intern at CareNet Counseling in Winston-Salem, providing  spiritually-integrated counseling to adults experiencing concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress, personality disorders, grief, spirituality, and family issues.

 

In addition to my private practice,  I have continued to work per diem as an on-call hospital chaplain at UNC Health, and currently serve as as a part-time therapist at UNC WakeBrook Behavioral Health in Raleigh. 

I am a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHC-A) in the state of North Carolina. I am a member of the Riverstone Wellness Collaborative in Raleigh, where I maintain office space and collaborate with other mental health professionals. 

To learn more about how my experience & interests inform my counseling approach, click here