Brad Kolano, MA, LMFT, has been practicing individual, couple, and family therapy since 2012. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2010 and his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in 2013. He started his career as a behavioral therapist working individually with children diagnosed with Autism. He then worked at a community mental health center providing brief crisis counseling and case management to struggling clients in the community. Since then, he worked for over seven years at a non-profit agency in South Bend, Indiana that provided intensive in-home therapy to individuals and families referred from the Department of Child Services and Juvenile Probation. He started as a Family Therapist in 2014 while also serving as the Regional Trainer for all staff therapists in 2015. He transitioned to Clinical Supervisor in 2019, and was subsequently promoted to Regional Clinical Manager in early 2021.
While working as a therapist for the non-profit, he gained experience conducting therapy with diverse individuals, couples, and family systems, treating issues surrounding communication, trust, parental authority, trauma, substance abuse, grief/loss, and other behavioral and emotional disturbances. He helped clients and families implement effective strategies that promote positive and long-term change, equating to higher levels of success and happiness.
He concluded his time at the non-profit in March 2022 to where he made the transition to a full-time outpatient therapist serving clients in Valparaiso, Indiana. While working in the outpatient setting, Brad's passion and primary focus is working with individual adults, couples and families.
In individual therapy, he focuses on helping clients navigate challenging topics:
- Anger Management
- Relationship Issues
In couple's therapy, he addresses a wide array of issues, including:
- Intimacy & loss of connection
- Miscommunication & lack of understanding
- Infidelity & mistrust
In family therapy, he concentrates on resolving problems occurring in the family
unit, such as:
- Arguments & blaming
- Disrespect & negativity
- Lack of parent-child bond & family unity
Professional Memberships and Training:
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Clinical Fellow of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- Emotionally-Focused Couple's Therapy (EFCT)
- Family Centered Treatment (FCT)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)