As a substance abuse and mental health counselor, I frequently work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties in both areas. I have found it is most helpful to treat both disorders simultaneously. The challenge for the client is twofold. The first is to regain a sense of personal power and control over one's life. The second is to establish a positive direction toward a set of personally rewarding goals. In assisting the client, my preferred method of intervention is mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy, which utilizes a large set of effective strategies.
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  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Naropa University
  • Year Graduated: 1979
  • License No. and State: LH00005121 Washington


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: CP00001532 Washington


  • Mood Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2015
Brian O'Connor, MA, LMHC, CDP, Counselor in Gig Harbor

Brian O'Connor

Counselor, MA, LMHC, CDP