Meet B + R

BR Training and Education LLC is a boutique firm whose professionals have studied and educated others in human nature for over 20 years combined. We're former therapists and managers who are energized by the opportunity to hear the stories of individuals and organizations.


We work with a wide range of industries and are experts in trauma/resilience and certified in crisis resolution, suicide prevention, grief and loss, Mental Health First Aid and more.



We are a Black and woman-owned business that is committed to furthering diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace!

*Please note, we do not provide direct therapeutic interventions.*

Our Mission:
To create a positive social impact through mental health education.


Brienne Jennings, co-owner
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Brienne Jennings, MA, CGRS has been working in the behavioral health field for the past 12 years and has done so in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. During this time, she has provided behavioral health services as an instructional designer, behavioral health clinician/therapist, case manager, research assistant, and mental health technician. Brienne has spent 3 years providing training services to behavioral health professionals in Philadelphia on a number of topics, including Motivational Interviewing practices, crisis management, trauma, grief and loss, instructional design, and other counseling practices. Brienne holds a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Seton Hall University, is a CPI Certified Associate Instructor for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®, and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

Ryan Skimmons, co-owner
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Ryan Skimmons, MS has over a decade of experience working in behavioral health settings providing direct service, management and training. He is a certified QPR Suicide Prevention trainer and has extensive experience in providing training related to the intersection of mental health and the criminal justice system.  He has trained hundreds of police officers as part of Philadelphia’s CIT mental health training program and was instrumental in the development of the city’s cutting-edge CIRT co-responder program, which features social workers and police officers responding to mental health crisis calls.  Previously, he worked as a director of residential treatment programs for adults with severe behavioral health needs and has also provided services in outpatient settings and in the community for youth and adolescents on the autism spectrum.  He earned his M.S. in Psychology from Villanova University where he completed research on language acquisition and learning environments for preschool-aged children.

5.3k Cross-Industry Professionals Trained

250+ Workshops Held

6 Training Certifications

20+ Years Experience


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