Brian Mark Larson, NCSP, Director & Founder of MES
My name is Brian Larson. I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and counselor. As a school psychologist, I am a uniquely qualified member of school teams that support students' ability to learn and teachers' ability to teach in a constructive and empowered environment. I identify hurdles to learning and train teaching and support personnel in strategies to overcome these learning hurdles. These hurdles can include behavioral, mental, or learning disabilities but must be viewed as only a part of an overall learning environment. I help schools set up teachers and students to succeed.
I apply training in mental health, learning, and behavior to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. As a school psychologist, I partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
I founded MES in 2014 to help meet the growing mental health needs of students across South Dakota.