Brandi Collison, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Children (ages 5 & up),

Supporting LGBTQ+ Individuals,

Play therapy,

Gottman: Level 1,

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Brandi Collison, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

I work with clients of all ages in processing complex trauma and exploring one’s identity. Whether you’re struggling with life transitions, navigating your gender or sexuality, or simply looking to gain some self-insight, it’s my privilege to create a mutual space with you in which you are actively respected and heard.

Part of my current practice includes raising awareness to the ways in which inequality at a systemic level intersects with personal identity, values, traumas, relationships, and our ability to cope.  I believe that in order to heal, we must first allow ourselves to fully feel in a safe and supportive environment. In doing so, you can give voice to the unspoken and rediscover your power. I include experiential, hands-on methods within our work together to help process difficult emotions from a new lens. Much of my previous work has included adolescents and young adults working through sexual trauma, PTSD, ADHD, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Anxiety, and Depression.

Some modalities I include within my counseling practice are:

  • Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Person/child-centered play therapy (CCPT).
  • ASSET model of group counseling for LGBTQ+ youth

For those interested specifically in relationship counseling, I am trained in Level 1 Gottman and utilize these techniques alongside these approaches. I see community support as integral to our ability to build the foundations of self-love, growth, and healing. To build community, we need to learn to recognize and actively cultivate relationships that are based in mutual respect and fondness.

Together, we can pave the foundation for discovering healthier coping mechanisms for you rooted in awareness and self-love rather than shame.