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 Brian McCaffrey

Center Intern 2020-2022
Arcadia University, Master’s in Counseling

Brian is enrolled as a student at Arcadia University’s Master’s program for Counseling with a concentration in Trauma.  He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s degree at Villanova University. 

Brian’s prior career experience was focused on the Information Technology field.  He worked at Wawa for over 20 years and his responsibilities included Enterprise Applications, Analytics, Business Process Management, Change Management and Project Management disciplines. 

Drawing on his personal life experiences, Brian decided to redirect his career to the field of grief and loss counseling.  Brian served on the board of a local hospice organization, and he has frequently volunteered with activities directed towards young people including Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, PAL Harrowgate after-school tutoring program, and Wawa’s CHOP Coffee cart.  He is interested in working with people of all ages as they navigate their personal grief journey.

Brian is focused in helping each person find meaning through loss and meets with each client using a person-centered approach.  He practices daily mindfulness and silent meditation techniques, and is open to including those approaches in supporting others while they navigate the complex, turbulent, and at times traumatic waters of grief.  Brian brings a deep level of empathy to his clients and is focused on supporting each individual, family, or couple through their journey.  

Brian enjoys Villanova Men’s Basketball, reading, outdoor activities, travel, and spending time with family and friends. He is a convener for a contemplative prayer group.  In addition to joining our team of counselors, he also facilitates peer support groups in our adult and children’s programs, supports grief awareness and education efforts, and assists the Center directors with data system management and program analysis.  

 We could not be more grateful to have Brian join our team!  We trust that he will greatly benefit the grief experience of any client fortunate enough to work with him. Brian is able to work with counseling clients at a steeper discounted fee than our usual sliding scale, as needed.


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