Brock Anderson, MSW, LMSW

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Father, Partner, Social Worker, School Programs Director, Wilderness Wanderer, Underworld Journeyman, Artist, and Dancer

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

This line from Mary Oliver sums up what therapy means to me.  This wild life is bound to present us with challenges at every stage.  The therapeutic relationship offers us a safe container and a caring companion to accompany us on this wild human journey!

In early adulthood I had the privilege of traveling and living among diverse peoples and culturesAll humans face challenges and struggles at different stages of life.  Every challenge is an invitation to look within and find the truest expression of ourselves.  As a therapist, I believe it is my role to help my clients see their true nature and live an authentic life.

As a clinician here at Golden Willow, I have had the privilege and joy to work with clients across the lifespan, from young children to elders.  My aim is to help each person locate their strengths and tap into their abundant inner resources.  There is no formulaic, one-size-fits-all therapeutic approach that works for everyone.  I collaborate with each unique individual in determining what approach will work best for them.

Healthy relationships, creativity, mindfulness and the healing power of nature form the core of my philosophical approach to healing.  What we seek is less an absence of problems and more the presence of balance: heart, mind, body and soul.  When we feel balanced, problems are not so overwhelming and we can see them as opportunities for learning and growth. I look forward to meeting you wherever you are on the journey.

Credentials and Trainings

Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW)

Master of Social Work, New Mexico Highlands University

The Animas Quest – Descending to Soul

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring

Animas Valley Institute – Durango, CO

Wilderness First Responder

Resources for drug use and COVID-19 risk reduction

The link below contains guidance documents, government advisories, and tools for people who use drugs and stakeholders likely to engage with people who use drugs, including: Syringe services programs and other harm reduction service providers Medications for opioid use disorder treatment providers, including emergency departments, clinicians, including opioid treatment programs Homeless service providers, including outreach, shelter, and housing Peer navigators, recovery coaches, and community health workers Criminal justice professionals, including corrections, law enforcement, court personnel, community supervision personnel, and defenders.