Bret Nielson (of S.T.A.R, Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.)
Bret (of S.T.A.R, Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.) is a clinical social worker who received his Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. He comes to S.T.A.R from prior work as an intake coordinator and substance use counselor for opioid and polysubstance dependency.
Prior to his work in substance use, Bret primarily worked with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in rural communities and on college campuses. He has also researched and written manuscripts in the areas of gender, sexuality and religion. Bret’s clinical training highly emphasizes the special role trauma has in shaping who we are.
His focus in treatment seeks to help clients foster authenticity and create meaningful relationships. He strongly believes that bonds are the crux of mental health treatment and his work with clients is aimed at collaboratively enhancing these connections.