About Brian O’Sullivan, LMFT


UCLA Health | Okinawa, Japan
Resiliency Trainer
July 2018 – Present

Madrone High School | San Rafael, California
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
December 2017 – July 2018

Star Academy | San Rafael, California
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
September 2017 – July 2018

Family Works Therapy and Life Skills Center | San Rafael, California
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
August 2016 – June 2018

Amerasian School Okinawa | Okinawa, Japan
Student Mentor (Volunteer)
June 2016 – August 2016

YMCA of the USA | Richmond, California
Student Mentor (Volunteer)
October 2015 – May 2016


Dominican University of California
M.S. Counseling Psychology
2015 – 2017

California Lutheran University
B.S. Business Finance
2002 – 2005

Professional Affiliations

International Mental Health Professionals Japan
Clinical Member
2019 – Present

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Clinical Member
2016 – Present

Licenses & Certifications

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #122484
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
2020 – Present

Serving Our Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate
Center for Deployment Psychology

My approach in session:

My practice is informed by client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic thinking.

My formal training:

To become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California it’s required to first complete a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from an accredited and California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) approved university. Upon graduation, it’s required to complete 3,000 hours of experience that is supervised by a LMFT, Psychologist, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

My ongoing training:

To maintain my license, I must complete, at minimum, 36-hours of continuing education courses that are approved by the BBS.

Also, as a way to maintain my skills, I consult with other professionals on a regular basis.