About Brian Wry, LMFT

Early on in our relationship, my wife and I bumped up against a painful dynamic. Looking back, I can see that it played a pivotal role in my career choice to practice psychotherapy with individuals and couples. Bev and I were caught in a vicious loop of fighting, despite the love we knew we had for each other. I would blame her for our difficulties and distance myself. But my avoidance only activated her and created more tension between us, escalating our fights. I found myself thinking but never saying that I had picked the wrong person. However, I was proven wrong. In fact, I now know that I picked the person I was meant to share my life with.

This realization came as a result of working with a psychotherapist who specializes in couple therapy. Bev and I learned how to co-regulate each other in the face of life's hurdles. I saw the part I played in our fights, and she saw hers. Together we gained effective strategies to shift the dynamics of our relationship. Now we are no longer caught in a loop together. We still fight, but we know how to have positive disputes that lead to insight and growth.

As a result of the transformation in my marriage, I went on to train with Dr. Stan Tatkin, developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, or PACT. I learned more about how partners can form a secure-functioning relationship, and I decided to dedicate my clinical career to helping couples in this way. You can view my full credentials and affiliations below.

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American Psychological Association, Associate Member

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Member

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Member

EMDR Institute, Inc., Level 1 and Level 2 Trained

EMDRIA EMDR International Association

Anderson + Anderson Anger Management, Trained Anger Management Facilitator

Psychobiological Approach To Couple Therapy, Level Two Trained

LA-CAMFT Local Chapter of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Clinical Member

Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 81071

Antioch University Los Angeles, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

NYU, B.F.A Tisch School of the Arts