Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Vocational Rehabilitation, with concentrations in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling. Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, specializing in AODA and trauma/crisis counseling.
Brittany has worked in a number of positions in the mental health and substance use field, beginning as a residential treatment worker, and eventually interning as a substance use counselor in a residential inpatient treatment center. She most recently gained experience working in outpatient mental health and substance use counseling as well.
Brittany has found that while she loves to work with all ages, she really enjoys working with adolescents. They often seem to bring a level of creativity, playfulness and at times sarcasm and humor that Brittany loves working with! Adolescents often seem to have a lot to say and don't have the space to say it. She enjoys working to understand their world and how they view themselves in it.
WHY THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD?
Brittany did not always plan to work in this field, but throughout her life she had her own struggles with mental health, and also had seen so many of her family and friends struggle with mental health and substance use. Ultimately it was the loss of a family member to depression and substance use that changed Brittany’s life and brought her purpose and the desire to work in the mental health field as a therapist. Brittany loves the constant reminders of just how remarkably resilient and strong people are and helping them to see that in themselves.
Brittany loves to go to concerts, read, be outside, and spend time with her husband as well as her family and friends!