Tony Bratko, MSC, LPC, LISAC
Outpatient Clinical Director
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. I have created treatment programs at the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient level of care for both mental health and substance use programs. I have created policies and procedures for treatment centers to get licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services. I have held the position as Executive Director of Clinical Services. I am a Clinical Supervisor through the AzBBHE, assisting associate level counselors (LAC & LASAC) to receive independent licensure. I have been in the mental health and substance use field for over a decade. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University in 1987. I was self-employed before deciding to change careers. I received my Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Phoenix in 2010. I am a member of the American Counselors Association. I was on the Executive Board as treasurer for the Arizona Counselors Association. I provided psychotherapy in a residential and inpatient setting, as well as outpatient treatment for both chemical dependency and mental health. I worked with individuals, couples, and families.
My passion lies in working with addicts (alcoholics) and the addicted families. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). I specialize in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar, trauma, and anger as well as substance abuse. I had his own struggle with addiction which included using drugs and alcohol for over 30 years. I decided to ask for help for my addiction in 2006 and voluntarily participated in treatment.
A Little About Me…
“My treatment experience was such that I received an understanding and therapy for the underlying issue which facilitated my drug and alcohol use. Once the underlying issue was addressed and treated, I no longer needed to use drugs. I still need the support of my family and recovery friends to help me stay clean and sober. My treatment experience and the changes in my life as a result were so amazing that it sent me on a path to help others with mental illness and substance abuse.”