Joseph Brigandi

Joseph Brigandi

Clinical Program Director - Founder

  • M.ED. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Science – Education
  • Bachelor of Science – Justice Administration
  • Associates Degree – General Studies and Emergency Medicine
  • Certified Emergency Paramedic Program
  • Certified Executive Coach


  • PTSD
  • Complex Trauma
  • Trauma Related Disassociation
  • Consulting
  • Executive Coaching
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Psychology
  • EMDR


Joseph creates customized programs designed to help organizations address the challenges of educating their teams towards excellence while avoiding the risks and ethical pitfalls often wrongly associated with the cost of doing business. Joseph is regarded for his unique and strategic problem-solving skills, his ability to connect to audiences and his creativity. He is often able to narrate compelling and inspirational stories that combine his diverse life experiences and the current problem/topic at hand in ways that promote the best practices of leadership development and personal and professional growth.

Joseph brings a lifetime of experience as a first responder; he currently serve as the clinical director of the Crisis Response Team for The Counseling Center of Texas and is the founder and clinical program director of The First Responder Behavioral Health Institute. He is a psychotherapist specializing in complex trauma and trauma related disassociation. He is unique in that he is still active in EMS as both a field provider, EMS instructor, and EMS coordinator. The Crisis Response Team responds statewide and is staffed with clinical mental health professionals, dedicated to providing on scene crisis support services to first responders in Texas, Washington, Oregon, and California as well as pre-incident training programs in critical incident stress management and post incident defusing and debriefings for first responder agencies.