Brad Carney, MSW

Supervisee in Social Work

In-Office Sessions: Richmond (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of: Virginia
In-Office Sessions:
 Richmond (map it)
Teletherapy for residents of:
Client Population(s):
  • Adolescent (14-17)
  • Adult (25+)
  • Child (7-10)
  • Tween (11-13)
  • Young Adult (18-25)
Primary Modality(ies):
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Humanistic
  • Mindbody
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational-Cultural
  • Solution Focused
  • Strengths Based
  • Trauma Focused
I am available to see clients beginning July/Aug 2022. Feel free to contact me to join an interest list.

Whether you have come to explore your identity, are struggling with mental health issues, a life-changing event, or just feeling that something is “off” in life lately, I believe powerful change can happen in the context of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. I provide a caring, empathic and nonjudgmental environment where you can explore your current life challenges, as well as address past issues that concern you. It is important to me that you feel supported, validated, and ultimately empowered during this journey as we collaboratively work towards your wishes and goals.

It can be so difficult to seek out a therapist and ask for help. I appreciate the inner strength that allowed you to reach out and find a therapist. Together, we can explore patterns in your life to help illuminate your past, present, and work towards your future however you want that to look like. I believe that everyone should have opportunities to become the finest version of themselves, but transformation is never a simple process. I am here to help you during this process!

Therapy looks different for every person. I value your individuality, so it is important to me to fit my skills to your preferences. In order to foster this experience, I am committed to providing trauma-informed and culturally sensitive care tailored to each client’s unique needs. I am guided by a person-centered, strengths-based approach in our work. I often draw upon theories such as psychodynamic, attachment based, systems, and stress minority theory. I use a combination of evidenced-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.

I have experience with a wide range of troubles including (but not limited to) adjustments to life changes, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/bereavement, and chronic/terminal illnesses. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIA+ community and those who are navigating their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. I have provided care to adolescents, young adults, adults, and groups. I look forward to hearing from you!

More About Me:

I am originally from Denver, Colorado and love traveling to National Parks. In my free time I enjoy going on hikes, running, watching Netflix, being a plant dad, and listening to Taylor Swift. I live in Richmond with my husband and our dog, Walter.

  • Anxiety / Panic
  • Attention Disorders (ADHD)
  • Bipolar/Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness/Pain
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Gender/Sexual Identity (LGBTQIA+)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions and Adjustment
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors
  • Racial/Cultural Identity
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Self-esteem / Personal Growth
  • Self-harm / Suicidal Ideation
  • Sex and Intimacy
  • Social Skills
  • Stress and Overwhelm
  • Substance Misuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
Education and Training:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Brigham Young University
Supervisee in Social Work
Supervised by:
Vanessa Cheshier, LCSW

I look forward to supporting your mental health journey.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, please fill out the request form or call our office (703-534-5100) and request to speak to me.