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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Brian Larsen, MA, LCPC

Social Worker

CTCA Chicago

"I want to help patients find the attitudes and mindsets that can carry them through this time in their lives and beyond."

- Brian Larsen, MA, LCPC

Degree(s)

  • Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology - Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology - Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Practicing since: 2008

“Our patients show such strength and courage every day,” says Brian Larsen, Social Worker at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, and a key member of the hospital's Survivorship Support team. “It’s an honor to be part of their journey.”

Larsen earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Michigan State University in 2005. He completed a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 2008. His training included a Therapy Practicum with the Chicago Christian Industrial League, a nonprofit organization serving homeless men, women and families in the Chicago metropolitan area. He provided crisis therapy and weekly sessions with individuals and families. He also completed a Community Service Practicum with ChildServ, an organization serving at-risk children.

Larsen has worked as a mental health counselor in numerous settings. From 2008 to 2013, he worked with a large behavioral health facility in Illinois as Mental Health Counselor, Senior Clinician and Case Manager. In each of these capacities, he worked with patients coping with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. From 2013 to 2014, he was Practice Manager at a private behavioral health facility, where he worked with a team of mental health professionals providing care in long-term health settings.

In 2014, Larsen joined CTCA® as a Social Worker. He has focused on both social services and survivorship. He provides counseling for patients and families aimed at helping individuals gain a sense of control and well-being. “The counseling I provide is about helping patients move from feeling like victims of an illness to feeling empowered to address whatever needs to be addressed in their lives,” says Larsen.

When he is not at CTCA, Larsen enjoys spending time outdoors and playing sports. He is an avid golfer.

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