Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, NCGC
Brent Olean is the President of Transformation Counseling Center, Inc. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor (NCGC) with more than twenty years experience in the field of helping others navigate through the storms of life. Mr. Olean received his Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and his Bachelor in Social Work from Slippery Rock University. In addition, Mr. Olean earned a Bachelor of Theology from Life Christian University.
Mr. Olean has a vast array of cultural experience having served honorably for the armed forced for over 14 years. He has lived abroad learning many different family dynamics and how uniquely they mesh within each culture.
In addition he has had to help people deal with dreadful tragedies such as plane crashes and many other types of terrorizing experiences people have to learn to live with. Because of these circumstances, he understands the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as other types of Anxiety Disorders.
In his private practice, Brent Olean has specialized in therapeutic techniques that address the unique psychosocial needs of those suffering from addictions including pathological gambling, pornography and other sexual addictions. He has worked in residential facilities dealing with dual diagnoses. He has expertise in dealing with the emotional challenges of the family as well as the ones suffering from addictions.
Mr. Olean is a member of The National Association of Social Workers and has served on the board of the Irene Stacy's Community Mental Health facility since 2008. He has consulted with many facilities with their program development.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Sex Therapy
Brady Novotny is a professional counselor currently working with adolescents, adults, and couples. Brady graduated with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Additionally, he has done post-graduate work specializing in Sex Therapy, Sexual Addiction, and Gambling Addiction. He has also had experience working as a drug and alcohol counselor at Irene Stacy Community Mental Health Center; here, he worked with addictions and co-occurring disorders. While at Irene Stacy, Brady served on the Center’s Wellness committee, promoting healthy habits and behaviors for the center’s employees. He believes that there is hope for everyone, and he has seen many lives transformed while under his care. Brady states:
"The relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance throughout the therapy process. As your therapist, I bring myself fully to our interactions. As your therapist, I listen with a compassionate heart to what you tell me, but I also pay attention to how you tell me. I strongly believe in the transformative process that occurs through therapy."
Brady uses an eclectic approach to therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Kristin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been working in the mental health field for several years after leaving a career as a musician. She completed a graduate degree in Counseling at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 2013, and since graduation she has been working in the field as both an addictions counselor and as a mental health therapist.
As a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Kristin is trained to work with a variety of mental health concerns. Her areas of concentration include depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions (i.e. job concerns, coping with medical concerns), relationship challenges, and addiction; she also works with clients on concerns related to grief and loss of all types as she is Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement.
Kristin sees adolescents, adults, and couples. In sessions, Kristin primarily uses a person-centered approach to counseling, as well as concepts from cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. Her ultimate goal in sessions is to help you learn to use your strengths as a person to achieve your goals in life.