Brian  Ario, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed) in Minnesota

Brian Ario, LADC, Psychotherapsit

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I have a passion for recovery that uses a person-centered approach and honors the client’s own experiences and values to direct their recovery. My areas of interest are co-occurring disorders and substance use disorders, and am able to work with many other types of disorders that a client might face.

I am a licensed alcohol and drug (LADC) counselor, and a pre-license MS (LPCC) that has worked in residential and outpatient settings for the last 9 years. I have a BS in Addiction Studies and Counseling from North Central University in 2013, and an MS in Clinical Mental Health from Grand Canyon University in 2020. I use a relaxed but direct approach that allows clients to relax and focus on their goals in treatment and in therapy. I use approaches from cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Community Specialties

  • Military Families
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Grand Canyon Unversity
MS, Professional Counseling
North Central Unversity
BS, Addiciton Counseling