I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field and love working with people! I earned my B.A. in psychology at Smith College in Massachusetts and my M.A. in counseling psychology at Santa Clara University in Northern California with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. I have been a licensed marriage and family therapist in California since 2006. I also hold a license as a Professional Clinical Counselor in California and an MFT license in the states of Utah and New Hampshire.
I have worked in a variety of settings including inner-city schools, county and city programs like the homeless team, Social Services, Medi-Cal agencies, foster care, and Victims of Crime. I have also worked in agencies for domestic violence, Christian counseling agencies as well as in private practice. I have worked with teens for many years and also treat adults, couples, and families. My expertise includes anxiety, depression, ADHD, social skills, parenting, women and family issues, grief and loss, anger and stress management, domestic violence, trauma, and abuse.
I use a variety of techniques and like to find what works best for my clients. I use CBT techniques often such as mindfulness, modeling, journaling, thought-stopping, challenging negative thought patterns, activity scheduling, role-playing, and assertiveness training. I also use art therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, talk therapy, and even draw from the psychodynamic approach. I love to find out how my clients can adapt to new ways of learning and I push them to challenge themselves to function better, build better relationships, and find their life purpose.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMFT #43952 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
LPCC #1521 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
LMFT #9463019-3902 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Brigette has spent time to get to know me, my struggles, and my past. She takes her time to help me get thru tough times and learn what I can do to better improve my self and to adapt to my constantly changing life. She helps me by reminding me life is tough and I'm going through tough things but I can get through it on top. I love that she will give me Bible verses and suggest other things that can help me. Spiritually, physically, and emotionally/mentally.
Brigette has helped me more in 3-4 weeks then my counselor did in a years time. And hasn't made me feel bad about my decissions or my situations once.
I would definitely recommend her.