The strength of family stems from the couple’s unity and ability to overcome challenges. Those challenges can become harder to handle at times, and it’s okay to reach out for assistance. In therapy, the therapist stands as a guide to work through these challenges. It is essential to understand that the couple is the expert of their lives and brings their own story and perspective into sessions. Through the couple’s personal story and perspective, the therapist can increase the couple’s ability to work through their challenges. The goal in couples therapy is to change the patterns we find ourselves stuck in and increase the emotional vulnerability and communication within the couple’s relationship.
Brianna works from a bottom-up approach as a trauma-informed practice. The bottom-up approach looks at the mind and body’s trauma response. Discussing the trauma at hand can sometimes be difficult, and it can often be healthy to reconnect with one’s body trauma response first. Taking this approach can be found healing and strengthening for the client. During sessions, Brianna will work with the client to find positive and beneficial mindfulness activities and coping skills to work towards healing.
Military and their Families
The Military Family is strong and resilient. The soldier learns to stand by their country and continue to support their family. The spouse holds the home front down during times of deployment and so much more. The child learns at an early age to adapt to frequents moves, become resilient, and be self-sacrificing. The family is strong and builds a special connection through the military culture. The family can experience challenges through the frequent Permanent Changes of Stations (PCS moves), deployment, and separation from extended family. Through Brianna’s personal experience of growing up as a military child and clinical training, she helps military families and supports them through the challenges of military culture. She helps clients achieve their therapeutic goals through a strength-based and emotion-focused therapy process.
The military, no matter what branch, is a highly demanding career. It often has you pull long hours and takes you away from family. No matter if it is from a long week in the motor pool, that 24-hour CQ shift where you sit around, or deployment, each soldier may face challenges coming home. Soldiers often miss out on family changes or lose connections with their spouse, and Brianna can help them transition through these challenges. Brianna can provide the resources and tools soldiers and their families can use to get through the obstacles the military often places in front of them.
The military spouse
Being a military spouse often requires sacrifices and strength. You become used to the constant PCS moves, get into the motions of packing everything up, and making sure the children are ready to switch schools. You know that every move warrants new challenges. You may hope your children can easily transition into the new school and will not be too far behind. You worry about the safety of your spouse, all while you are separate from your extended family. You may wonder if you are doing everything right for yourself, your children, and your spouse because you can often be the primary support for the family unit. Brianna provides you with the tools and resources that can better equip you through any challenge. She has grown up in a military family and continues to gather resources that are directed towards supporting the military spouse through challenges that the military culture may bring.
The military child
We often hear that military children are resilient, brave, and can adapt easily to any challenge placed in front of them. But how do they become so strong? The military child often is required to pick up and move about every three years to a whole new world. Military life can be a great adventure and provide a life experience that some only dream of, however, there are challenges. The military child often faces educational difficulties due to the different school systems, struggle with answering simple questions (where are you from), and the inability to control things around them. Brianna guides the military child through these challenges. She has grown up in the military culture and understands the lack of help for the military child. Brianna provides military children with the support, tools, and resources for any obstacle placed in front of them.
Additional Areas of Specialty:
- Blended families
- Young Adults
- Military families/children/personal
- Parenting skills
- Emotional Intimacy
- Relationship issues
- Emotional Regulation
Insurance and Scheduling
Morning appointments available, only.
Brianna accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna insurance. For clients without insurance, her fee is $100 per 50-minute session.
To schedule an appointment with Brianna, call (480)-269-3053, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click on the Schedule Now button at the top of the page.