Dr. Brian Sillanpaa

M.D., M.B.A., M.S., LPC
Accepting Clients

Experienced in a wide range of treatment modalities helping unique clients through counseling and unconditional regard.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Tempe, AZ

About My Clients

My natural instinct is to make sure you understand both the biological and psychological reasons behind your troubles and then we work together to put YOU back in control of your life. I understand that people are different so I try to stay competent in a wide variety of treatment modalities. Regardless of what's on your mind, from relationship issues, to job stress, generalized anxiety, to just about anything else, I am confident we can work together to find that next big breakthrough!

My Background and Approach

Although I was originally trained as an M.D., my current passion is teaching pathophysiology at a university in Phoenix during the day and helping people heal, psychologically, in the afternoons/nighttime. I do not personally prescribe medicine but I will absolutely work with you and your physician to help you get the holistic treatment that is best for you. As the Clinical Director at Breakthrough Behavioral Health, my goal is to get you the best care possible and work closely with an integrated team to help you achieve your goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My personal belief is that I don't usually talk about my personal beliefs with clients because it's completely irrelevant in our relationship. This is the only relationship you will ever have that is 100% one-side and ALL ABOUT YOU. I can say that I don't judge. I can say that I have experienced life from many different perspectives and I can empathize and sympathize with almost anyone I've ever counseled. I believe that life can be hard and I believe that it can get better regardless of our current circumstances.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Baha'i
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 8 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 180/session


4805250058 Email Dr. Brian
2131 E Broadway Rd.
Suite 1
Tempe, AZ 85282
4801 South Lakeshore Drive
Suite 106
Tempe, AZ 85282

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