Monterey County Chapter
Brian M. Boles
Brian currently works for one nonprofit and one not-for-profit organization. He works as a clinician for The Equine Healing Collaborative (EHC) based out of Carmel, and as a Group Facilitator/Clinician for Papás of the Central Coast, an Encompass Community Services program serving Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Brian is trained in and utilizes Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) at The EHC with a curriculum that includes Mindfulness, Metaphor Analysis, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He works with children and adolescents one-on-one, and he facilitates a women’s empowerment group. Through his passion for EAP, he hopes to provide people with instant insight for observation and growth, to help those learn to foster healthy relationships, and to encourage people to engage in life changing and trust building practices.
His work for Papás of the Central Coast consists of facilitating both father/father-figure and co-parent/couples groups. He facilitates an evidenced-based series of workshops that focus on five relationships: Self, Child, Co-Parent, Family of Origin, and Community. Supporting Father Involvement curriculum is designed to promote positive father involvement and co-parenting through teamwork. Brian strives to provide a supportive environment, a hub for education, and a network arena for fathers/father-figures and co-parents/couples.
As a native of the peninsula, Brian obtained his academic education through local institutions. He attended Monterey Peninsula College receiving an Associates of Arts in Psychology. He then transferred to finish his undergraduate degree at California State University of Monterey Bay graduating with his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. He pursued his Masters of Arts in Psychology with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy & Professional Clinical Counseling from Brandman University, formerly Chapman University.
Brian’s areas of interest include working with children, adolescents, and their families to foster and promote healthy atmospheres in which young people can thrive. His passion for working with this population stems from his upbringing in a single parent household. His early development molded his views on the importance of family systems. Brian is excited and supportive for the development of Ohana in treating child and adolescent mental and behavioral health.
Contact Brian M. Boles at firstname.lastname@example.org