Bria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is trained and seeking certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She obtained her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. Bria provides individual therapy, family therapy, and diagnostic assessments in the outpatient clinic from youth through adults beginning with ages nine and up.
Her clinical interests include working with children, adolescents and adults with concerns including: anxiety, depression, oppositional behaviors and complex trauma. Bria believes that communication and connection is the beginning of how we heal from difficult and confusing experiences throughout our lifetime. She is also passionate about addressing cultural complexities that impact each and every person in the way they engage in the world, especially in the BIPOC community.
Bria approaches treatment from both a developmental and behavioral lense utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, skills training and play therapy among many other interventions. Bria has facilitated a number of skills and therapy groups with youth who have experienced complex trauma including physical abuse, neglect and sexual abuse as well and mental health difficulties rooted in depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, as well as oppositional behaviors. Bria believes that using mindfulness, activities of daily functioning and supporting positive client centered therapy can improve relationships with oneself and families.
When Bria is not working, she enjoys reading, and engaging in arts and crafts. She is currently seeking advanced training and certification as a Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the National Therapist Certification Program.
*I am providing some in-person and telehealth services through Great Lakes Neurobehavioral Center part-time. We accept the following insurances: BCBS, UCARE, PreferredOne, Health Partners (all plans), Medica/UBH, MA/Medicare and self pay.