Gordon has been a therapist/counselor for the past 11 years and has worked in the human services field for the majority of his career. Gordon is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and Clinical Member with an Approved Supervisor designation of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Gordon has extensive experience in working with individuals, couples and families during times of life transitions and stress related difficulties.
Gordon uses an integrative approach to therapy. He uses aspects of cognitive behavior therapy, solution focused therapy and other systemic approaches that focus on helping people change interaction patterns that tend to cause problems and prevent meaningful and happy relationships. Gordon is also trained in providing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy for survivors of trauma such military personnel or victims of abuse.
In addition to his work as a therapist, Gordon is ordained as clergy person (vocational deacon) in the Episcopal Church. Gordon started the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Counseling Ministry. In his clergy role, Gordon is currently assigned St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport.
“As I tell people that come to me for therapy, one’s spiritual life is a personal thing. I certainly influenced by my own spirituality and religious beliefs. (My office is in a Church) Sometimes when people come in to see me, I do have on my ‘funny collar’ (clerical collar). But I also make it a point for them to know that do NOT push any sort of religious agenda in my therapy practice. I am comfortable talking about spiritual/faith issues, but each person’s religious path is unique. Our religious lives can be a path for healing. I am happy to share that with people, but it will never be forced upon them.”
Gordon is married and has one daughter age 16. He lives in Kingsport, TN and enjoys listening to music, photography, fly fishing, working in the yard and traveling.
L Gordon Brewer ReachesKingsport TN