As an Adlerian-trained clinician, my areas of focus are in working with individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and substance use. I also have experience working with clients who have clinically complex mental health diagnoses. And I enjoy working with couples.
I am passionate about working with women, focusing on empowerment through an intersectional feminist lens. I operate from an eclectic standpoint, using theoretical approaches such as Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
My counseling philosophy emphasizes a holistic approach, creating a space to highlight the importance of various areas in one’s life. And I use radical acceptance with clients as a means to stop suffering.
Too often, the natural experiences of life, such as feeling pain and disappointment are perceived negatively and ultimately resisted or avoided. The avoidance of these feelings can do more harm than good, resulting in psychological suffering. My goal is for clients to feel safe and heard while in session.
I know not every client will benefit from the same type of therapy, and I embrace finding what works best for each individual. I believe in the importance of empowering clients to make their own decisions, while feeling the support of our therapeutic relationship. I focus on the person, providing guidance and support in who they are and who they want to become.
Education, Memberships and More:
Adler University, MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, class of 2021
Grand Valley State University, BA in Psychology, class of 2018
Licensed Professional Counselor (License #178.017326)
Member of the National Board of Certified Counselors
Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling
Insurance Accepted: BCBS PPO, Aetna, Cigna, Private Pay or Sliding Scale
Currently Supervised by Emma Coate, LCSW (License #149.015018)
To work with Bria, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 20 min phone consultation.