Brian S. Hissom, MA, LCMHCS, NCC

Brian S. Hissom, MA, LCMHCS, NCC

Brian S. Hissom, MA, LPCS, NCC

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Mr. Hissom holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Counseling from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and is a Certified Rational Emotive Behavior Therapist, trained by the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and specializes in working with adolescents and adults who have emotional, behavioral, and relationship difficulties. His practice also has a special emphasis on helping individuals with chronic pain and medical problems. He also provides pre-surgical assessments for candidates for bariatric and pain management surgeries.

In addition to his private practice he is also co-founder of Employee Assistance Resources, established with Gary S. Indenbaum, Ph.D. in Hickory, NC in 2002 to assist employers in keeping employees healthy while controlling health care costs and personnel expenses.

Mr. Hissom served from 1987 to 1996 as a Counselor for a Pain Management and Work Rehabilitation program at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC. He was the Director of that department from 1992 until his departure to begin private practice full time in 1996. While at Frye Regional Medical Center he also organized and served as the first Director of Coordinated Out-patient Services for patients with traumatic brain injury. Mr. Hissom has been in private practice since 1989.