Brian Hamilton, MFT, M.S.

Brian Hamilton portraitTherapeutic Style: I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, and therefore I tend to use a systemic and relational lens in my clinical work. My treatment approach is student-centered and builds on strengths. I view students as experts on their own lives. My process is to team with you, identify which aspects of your life you would like to resolve and implement change. I am grounded in Internal Family Systems work, but I also draw from several other modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Narrative, Experiential and other models. Additionally, I practice the use of self in the clinical dynamic to help students feel empowered within their own life and throughout the therapeutic process. I strive to be warm, authentic and fully present for my students.

Professional Interests: I enjoy and have done extensive work with many types of relational concerns. I have worked to help heal peer relations, friendships, families, team environments and romantic relationships. I am a clinical member with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and plan to work towards becoming an approved supervisor as well. I am passionate about providing mental health treatment to the LGBTQIA+ community and I utilize trauma-informed care to ensure a warm and safe environment for my students. I have also enjoyed working with athletes from various backgrounds and have had a lot of success in doing so.

Group and Liaison Roles: I have historically created and run groups surrounding LGBTQIA+ support/concerns, which has been a passion of mine. I have also ran a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills group.

Educational Background: I am originally from Londonderry, New Hampshire, which is where I spent all of my life prior to moving to the Syracuse area in November 2022. I attended Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire, which is where I had both my undergraduate and graduate experiences. I graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mental health psychology in 2015, and later a master of science degree in couples and family therapy in 2017. I have worked in community mental health with both individuals and families in home, office, school and hospital-based environments. I am excited and honored to now be employed as a staff therapist within the Barnes Center at The Arch.

DEIA Trainings: Disability, Gender Identity, International Students, Neurodiversity, Racial/Ethnic Identity, Religion/Spirituality, Sexual Identity and Socioeconomic Status.

Languages: Spanish

Pronouns: He/Him/His