Hey there! My name is Brittany and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been providing counseling services for 8 years, specializing in mental health and substance use disorders. I have earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in social work from Longwood University and Virginia Commonwealth University, respectively.
My experience covers inpatient and outpatient therapy settings, as well as crisis stabilization and domestic and sexual violence work. My passion is women's issues; however, I very much enjoy working with men, as well! I hold a strong belief that many of the issues we struggle with are related to childhood and attachment issues, so I utilize this as a theoretical orientation in my practice. I incorporate trauma-informed and strength-based approaches into all of my sessions, and utilize mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, and client-centered therapy, among others. My belief is that YOU are the expert on you and I am simply here to guide you in your path toward recovery from whatever issues you are facing. I view my role as very collaborative with you in the driver's seat!
Rest assured that you can expect a non-judgmental, respectful working relationship with me at all times. Our sessions will be safe spaces for you to be able to explore intimate details of your life, concerns, and struggles while working toward utilizing and building upon your inherent strengths and skills to lead a more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you and hope to hear from you soon!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904010817
I’ve been working with Brittany for over a year. She is fantastic! Has helped me grow a lot and manage some difficult challenges.
Written on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Brittany for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Brittany is so great. She put me in touch with the write tools to help myself and she listens to my concerns. I have tried therapy in the past but never connected with the therapist. I feel like Brittany cares about me and my issues. She is an important part of my treatment. I just love her!
Written on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Brittany for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues
Brittany is such a perfect fit for me. She actively listens, reflects back to me in a way that feels good and is giving me the encouragement and practical tools I need to find personal growth. She gives me great ideas for reframing things and also specific ways to make changes. I feel heard, I feel respected and meeting with her really helps me stay focused on my goals.
Written on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Brittany for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd