Age Range: Adolescents (14-18), Adults (18+)
Hey! Welcome. My name is Brianne, but please call me Bri. I’m a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I’m excited you’ve decided to start or continue your healing journey with ICW and (possibly) myself at your side.
Like many therapists, I was drawn to this path because I was aware of, and experienced myself, a lot of hurt. Being a human is an incredible experience, and it’s really difficult, too. My hope is that through therapy and our relationship, you can make sense of your experiences and what it means to be human. As Gandalf once said, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” For me, healing is about awareness — awareness of self, awareness of others, and awareness of how we impact and are impacted by those around us. I’m passionate about working with folx who have experienced relational trauma or are struggling with substance use, suicide, and grief & loss.
In sessions, you can expect an integrated, relational approach to therapy. I work from the perspective of Existential, Relational Cultural Theory, and Internal Family Systems with some sprinkles of other therapeutic modalities thrown in. This looks like us exploring patterns in your life, how you show up in relationships and discovering and understanding “parts” of yourself. Often, we’ll discuss what’s happening in our therapeutic relationship and how we experience one another, and how this might be similar to other relationships in your life. I show up authentically, transparently, and with compassion and empathy. I welcome laughter and fun in the room, and often integrate a lot of experiential activities, creativity, and somatic experiences in sessions.
My clinical background includes working in a variety of settings, including inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs. Much of my experience in these settings has been with substance use, complex trauma, suicidality, and relationship concerns. I’m passionate about working with these issues, as well as grief and religious trauma. I’m currently a PhD student in a Counselor Education and Supervision program, so I’m also passionate about teaching and training counselors.
When I’m not with clients, students, or supervisees, I’m usually in the mountains or doing something active. I love all things Colorado, including skiing, hiking, camping, and climbing. I also really love to travel and adventure to new places. If I’m not out and about, then I’m probably reading, doing yoga, re-watching Lord of the Rings, or hanging out with my dog, Gimli, appropriately named after the LOTR character.