Philosophy and Approach

My greatest passion is helping others break through old unwanted patterns to gain healthy new perspectives on life and relationships with others. I believe strongly in the human spirit’s natural inclination toward health and balance. My philosophy centers around the uniqueness of individuals, the interconnectedness of life, and the certainty that all of us struggle at some point. I have a great deal of respect for an individual’s capacity for change and firmly believe that the solutions to challenges come from within. My approach fosters a level of mindfulness that allows my clients to make new behavioral choices in the midst of difficult situations. I help individuals, couples, and groups uncover and change patterns, beliefs, thoughts and emotions that are causing conflict, discomfort, and pain. I often focus on family of origin dynamics, and the mind-body-spirit connection.

Formal Education and Training

In 1992 I received a bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Experiential Education from Prescott College in Arizona. I earned my master’s degree (M.A.) in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University (Seattle) in 2002. I hold advanced training in Organizational Psychology and Development, Coaching and Consulting in Organizations, and Systems Theory. I am also a Certified Mediator and have attended a great deal of training in Human Development and Transformational Psychology.

I have lived in Central Oregon for over 40 years. My deep love of nature finds me surfing, sailing, and enjoying long river trips with my friends and family.

My greatest passion is helping others break through unwanted patterns to gain healthy new perspectives on life and relationships with others.

Brent Munkres, MA ABS-OD