Brent received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Reed College. After graduating he decided to stay in the city he had grown to love, and move towards a career in clinical mental health counseling. Brent is a Zen Buddhist practitioner who has spent time living at a monastery, and he draws heavily upon his practice to help guide and support others. He has great faith in the power of relationship and connection in healing those suffering from mental illness, and a commitment to client-centered therapeutic approaches that treat clients with dignity and respect. He enjoys making music, board games, the outdoors, reading, and intends to pursue further education to become a licensed professional counselor.