Bryan Anderson, MSW, LCSW, CAMF, is a behavioral therapist and clinical social worker who provides treatment for children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with autism, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger issues and more. His practice specializes in working with autism, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger issues and more. His practice specializes in working with behavioral, cognitive, academic, social and occupational functioning with his clients. Bryan teaches weekly social skills groups and is well known for applying strategies to reduce anxious, angry, and aggressive behaviors. He is the author of Grab the Wheel: Helping Young Children Manage Explosive Anger™, an interactive anger management and social skills curriculum for all children, including children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), in school or clinic settings. The curriculum is co-authored by leading UCLA researchers Dr. Stephanny Freeman and Dr. Tanya Paparella. Bryan co-authored a study on Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Preschoolers with Autism that was published in Behavior Disorders in 2010. A certified facilitator trained in the UCLA PEERS Social Skills model, he also is adept at providing social skills to children and teens on the Autism Spectrum.
Bryan trained and worked at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program (ECPHP), an internationally renowned clinic that treats young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. He received his Masters from Columbia University School of Social Work where he trained as a therapist for children and adolescents at the Child & Family Institute of St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center. While at the St. Luke’s Child & Family Institute, Bryan created and led an anger management skills group for children 8-10 with mixed diagnoses, using his own curriculum as the primary model.