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Brian Bachman, MA, LPC

About me

Hi, My name is Brian Bachman and I am passionate about mental health therapy and I love nature - if you can't tell by my site. I take pleasure in my craft and find it an honor to care for, listen to, and empower my clients on their road to healing. I work at a private practice called Deep Water Counseling. I am a trained EMDR Therapist but use many different models to meet the individual needs of my clients. Feel free to read on to learn more about what I do!

Education and Certifications

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EMDR Therapist by the EMDR Institute

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Master's of Counseling at Covenant Theological Seminary

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Belmont University B.A. Business Administration

Counseling Philosophy

Counseling is about being able to share anything without judgment or shame.  Therapy is a place where you can explore what isn’t going well and find relief for stress, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.  Being able to feel heard and seen is powerful. I am honored that I get to provide such a valuable service to others. I’m passionate about mental health, in part, because I’ve experienced my own therapy that opened up a happier, fuller life for myself. 


We live in a world that stigmatizes mental health and often shames people for going to counseling. We take care of our bodies and spirits, why wouldn’t we take care of our brain and emotions? I take this integrative approach of logic and emotions or the left and right brain for those of you who are fellow “neuro-nerds”. 


I believe every person is made in the image of God and as such has immense value regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, occupation, social status ect. Being human is valuable. I believe in being a holistic clinician. This means I look at personalities (Myers Briggs, Enneagram and others), attachment (how our parents shaped us and messages that affected us from our home life), relationships (past and present peers and role models that shaped us), external brokenness (how others have sinned against us) and internal brokenness (how we have sinned against ourselves) and finally physical and chemical factors that limit our mental and emotional functioning (neuro-chemistry, sleep, diet, exercise, learning disabilities). 


If you, or someone you know, need a counselor it would be my pleasure to walk with you on your journey to a fuller life. I delight in seeing my clients grow and accomplish their goals and find healing for their pain. 

Counseling Techniques

I am formally trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). This technique is used for core beliefs, trauma and PTSD. I incorporate models and methods of attachment, schema therapy, IFS (internal family systems), EFT (emotionally focused therapy), CBT, DBT, and person-centered talk therapy.

For couples therapy, I can see them individually and together but I have a "no secrets policy." This means that whatever one partner shares they will have to bring up to the other party within a few sessions. This is to prevent triangulation and foster healthy open and intimate relationship between both parties. 

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