Joseph Brigandi

Joseph Brigandi

NREMT, MS, MEd, NCC, LPC Clinical Director, Crisis Response Team

Joseph Brigandi brings a lifetime of learning and a wealth of clinical expertise to the counseling profession and The Counseling Center of Texas. Joseph has over twenty years’ experience in emergency and primary care medicine as a paramedic and emergency medical technician. He’s uniquely experienced and qualified to assist in the management of acute cases and is excellent working with at risk clients due to his knowledge of behavioral based emergencies. Joseph has worked in several large-scale public-school settings as a school counselor, crisis counselor and educator who uses a psycho-educational approach to all of his counseling sessions. Joseph is also certified and experienced in victim’s assistance counseling, psychological first aid and critical incident stress debriefing.

Professional Experience

Joseph Brigandi on Counseling and Psychotherapy…

I use a psycho-educational approach in all of my work and I partner with my clients
and client families to set up realistic and achievable plans, goals, and expectations
for how a therapeutic course of instruction may be beneficial. I use solution-focused therapy; trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, Jungian analysis, humanism and existentialism in my eclectic approach to healing and wellness.
I’ve served in health care organizations and in educational settings for most of my
professional career. With a lifetime of experience in emergency medical services
and over twenty years developing curriculum and presenting educational information at all levels of learning my approach is very psycho-educational and client centered.

I’m able to help my clients improve health and wellness and reach their full potential using structured approaches in a collaborative style backed by the latest in evidence-based research.

I’m certified in Victims Assistance by The National Organization for Victims
Assistance (NOVA) and in (EMDR) by The Eye Movement Desensitization and
Reprocessing International Association. (EMDRIA).

I consider myself a full spectrum clinical mental health practitioner, (meaning I take all clients) and I attempt to provide counseling and consulting services to anyone in distress.

My specific areas of special interest and research are:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) and EMDR Therapy
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in youth, adolescents and adults
  • Group Therapy as a tool of self-reflection and cognitive growth

Joseph Brigandi on education, training, workshops and consulting…
I’m a skilled executive coach, and dedicated educational consultant and a solid
public speaker. I’ve been involved in the design and delivery of educational
programing at all levels of the process from simple 12-person CPR classes to serving as a project manager handling over one hundred instructors in 68 locations worldwide for government education and training contracts.

Let me help you design a fun, exciting and enjoyable learning experience for your
community of learners. I’ve developed educational programs for Fortune 500
corporations, the U.S. Social Security Administration, hospitals, fire departments,
EMS organizations, community colleges, public school systems, and countless other
groups striving to deliver high quality educational solutions and management
systems that can meet their ever-growing expectations and needs.

From twelve users to thousands, I’ve designed, administered and delivered scalable
education solutions most of my professional life. Let’s talk about how to design your
educational experiences for online and in-person education and training programs
that will promise to make a positive impact on you and your organization.


General Counseling
Anxiety and Relationship Issues
Pre and Post Divorce Counseling
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Youth and Adolescent Self Harm
Executive Coaching Programs
Group Therapy Programs
Clinical Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Sand play Therapy
Special Education and 504 Advocacy Services
Education and Training Programs, Retreats and Workshops