Brad brings his knowledge and passion to Experience Recovery as an author, teacher, interventionist and expert on the impact of complex trauma on life. Brad is best known for helping people make life-enhancing change on through his work with Oprah Winfrey, the TODAY Show, and the Dr. OZ Show.
Brad’s mission is to help families have “more good – less bad” in their lives. Oprah referred to Brad as “America’s Interventionist” and it stuck. He created and produced the eight part eating disorder docuseries Addicted to Food for with her in 2013. He is known for the evidence-based invitational intervention model he has popularized since 2005. His clinical trainings across the globe have equipped counselors, therapists, treatment staff and others with the powerful and 21st century approach to intervention.
Brad began his own recovery journey in 2003 from drugs, bulimia, nicotine and alcohol. What seemed an impossible challenge proved how even the most challenging cases might not just recover, but thrive from a starting point of hopelessness and brokenness.
He has managed more than one-thousand interventions, fellowshipped at hundreds of treatment facilities across the country, presented before Parliament in the UK, co-authored legislation that has passed to increase ethical care, and served on the board of the Association of Intervention Specialists. Brad has endeavored to collaborate with the most knowledgeable and effective specialists in the field of the helping arts.
In 2012, Brad realized a dream come true as he opened the first Breathe Life Healing Center to provide sub-acute trauma treatment at the residential level for those suffering from complex trauma, substance use, and eating disorders.
“With impactful clinical care and focus on family healing we’ve created in Breathe the first-of-its kind program in the nation helping entire families recover.”