Counseling Services Wild Roots Therapy

Brian Schuppe, LCPC, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, was born and raised in Billings.   Brian is an Army Veteran and after his military career, he returned to Billings where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Information Systems. Brian completed his Master’s Degree in Clinical Professional Counseling at Montana State University-Billings.

Brian has advanced training in

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy (SMART)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

These modalities assist in providing well-rounded counseling services to those that have experienced traumatic events. Brian has experience working with youth and those with extensive trauma.  He provides counseling services to children ages 10-17, adults, veterans, and families.

Brian was previously a foster parent and he and his wife, Erica, have three children and two dogs.  When not busy at work or with his family Brian enjoys cooking and woodworking.    During the summer months, he can be found camping and golfing, and in the winter he will be up on the mountain skiing.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a therapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.

Once the block is removed, healing resumes.

EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.

Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.”

To learn more, check out What is EMDR? – EMDR Institute – EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING THERAPY

Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART) is a model of therapy for traumatized children and adolescents.

It draws upon sensory integration-based occupational therapy and other body-oriented therapies and is designed to treat regulation problems commonly associated with trauma through active therapy in a room that allows for movement and play.”

We use smart in counseling in collaboration with feedback from our OTs regarding each client’s sensory processing.

Counseling provides the client guidance for resolving personal, social, and psychological difficulties that are impacting relationships, ability to work and learn, and overall health and well-being.
Counseling can help resolve underlying issues (such as those from trauma) and change patterns of thinking and feeling that are impacting daily life.  Our counselor, Brian, LCPC, sees clients 12+ with a focus on adults, adolescents, and families.  PTSD, anxiety, and depression as well as relationship and family issues are the key focus areas.  Brian has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and other modalities.
For more information on EMDR click here.  Brian is also a veteran and has a special interest in working with military populations.