You can change your thoughts – and that can change your life.
You know that you can change your mind, but did you know that you can actually change your thoughts in a fundamental way?
When a wise, compassionate therapist taught me the skills to change my thought patterns, it completely changed my life.
This approach to psychotherapy (it’s called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) inspired me to shift careers and become a counselor myself. It also helped me get back to being the healthy, resilient, enthusiastic woman I’d always known myself to be.
Getting strong is often about getting help.
My personal issues had always been related to my weight and self-confidence. I lost the weight, but my low self-esteem issues lingered long after I was wearing my ideal dress size.
When I found the right therapist, I was able to get to the heart of issues that went even deeper than body image. She helped me figure out how to love myself and how to feel whole again.
Now, I’m grateful that I’m able to help others find their own inner strength by helping to heal depression, loss, low self-esteem, anxiety, childhood trauma, and obesity-related mental health concerns.
How do you know if you’ve found “the right therapist”?
“The right therapist” has to be a good personality fit and has to offer the approach that suits your specific needs. You want a counselor who makes you feel comfortable and who really hears where you’re coming from.
You also want a therapist to act as your guide. Thanks to my own Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training, I am able to show my own clients how their thoughts control their emotions and their lives. It’s an honor to help people examine how they react to their own feelings and relationships and offer support that enables them to break free of repetitive patterns like self-doubt, self-sabotage, and sadness.
I value a gentle, light-hearted approach that makes you feel safe enough to explore ideas and experiences you may never have shared with anyone. Even though you’re dealing with difficult things, I hold the door open for hope and optimism to enter the process.
A few things that might make me “the right therapist” for you.
If you asked me what single gift I could give my clients I’d say “self compassion.” I believe that once you learn how to be more loving and compassionate for yourself, your confidence lifts in all other aspects of your life. You also gain an amazing sense of peace, just by being yourself!
Because I know that I need to replenish myself to be able to give so much to my practice, my family, and my friends; I treasure the time I spend reading, going to the movies, riding my bicycle, and traveling to the beach or the mountains.
My Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Pippa, is very close to my heart. Pippa has completed therapy dog training and is often in the office as Brittany's co-therapist. Animals, especially dogs, have a special unconditional love and patience that helps people heal in remarkable ways. Please let me know ahead of time if you do not wish to have Pippa present at your appointment.
Finally, I’m a Christian whose perspective on religion is broad, welcoming, and decidedly “Pro-Love.” I invite you to bring your own faith into our work together in whatever way feels appropriate to you. While I offer a Christian perspective as an option, please know I am very welcoming to the LGBTQ community and open to all faiths.
I’d love to help you discover what’s keeping you from living the life you know you’re meant to love.
Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Argosy University, Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science in (Double Major) Psychology and American & Southern Studies (Concentration on Gender & Race Studies)– Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Licensed Professional Counselor – Georgia Secretary of State, LPC010562
Nationally Certified Counselor – National Board for Certified Counselors, # 348462
Certified E-Therapist (20-Hour Training)
Current Professional Member of American Counseling Association
Current Professional Member of Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
Chi Sigma Iota Academic & Professional Honor Society
KIND WORDS FROM CLIENTS
"The beginning of this year was the hardest time I've faced thus far. I never knew how strong or crippling depression could be. Now as the year ends, I can says it's been one of the best years of my life; and that would not have been possible without you."
“I want to let you know how much I appreciate all you have done to help me and my family. You believed in me, and I was able to get past a really tough part of my life.”
"I truly believe you are a chosen person for God. Your compassion, strength, love, and support are beyond this world. Looking back on our time together, I know He has used you to be a light for me. And I couldn't be more grateful."
"I really want to thank you so much for all you have done for us. Words seem insufficient but just know we are all better people because of you!"
"The greatest blessing of devoting my year to healing was that it brought me to you. You have helped me heal in ways and in places I didn't know needed healing. You have helped me untangle distorted and irrational thought processes, bringing clarity and peace. I cannot thank you enough for walking alongside me through life and through my year of healing."