Get to know Brianna
Brianna was born and raised in Texas. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health from Midwestern State University, where she also played soccer and ran track. As a child, sports were everything to Brianna. She has been an athlete since the age of four years old. Playing sports, especially soccer, helped her cope with life’s challenges. Little did she know, in an instant, this would all be taken away. While playing soccer one night, she tore multiple ligaments in her knee. Due to this injury, she was told she would never play the same again.
During this time, she fell into a cycle of depression and anger, and didn’t know that they were the result of her grief. She now knows that grief can manifest in different ways. Although Brianna knew her life as an athlete would never be the same, she was able to grow from that experience and developed coping skills to help her overcome adversities. She strongly believes that growth is change.
She has worked exclusively with Autistic children as a Registered Behavioral Therapist, successfully decreasing maladaptive behaviors by increasing communication. She had also worked in a children’s home. Her mission there was to help young lives and their families to learn and grow with the tools she provided. As a counselor, she wants her clients to genuinely know that she will walk with them through their struggles and guide them to come out mentally and emotionally stronger. Her favorite approaches in the therapy setting are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution- Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy.
Her favorite quote is, “God puts His strongest of soldiers in the toughest of wars.” To that end, Brianna has a passion to help anyone and everyone. Everyone has a story and she wants them to use their story to be successful in life. She strives to be the best she can be for herself and for others.