Licensed Social Worker
Brittney is a direct and active clinician that is energized by working with others to find change and promote healing. Brittney strives to establish a meaningful therapeutic relationship by creating a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment. She believes working together to determine which evidence-based approach best fits your situation and desires is crucial in the therapeutic process. Brittney has professional experience and training in resolving negative beliefs about oneself or others, trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-worth. She also has experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.
Brittney attended the University of Iowa, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Work, as well as a certificate of Critical Cultural Competence. Brittney then attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where she received her Master’s Degree in Social Work, with an emphasis on clinical social work and working with the Native American population. Brittney is currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Iowa.
Brittney's primary specialty is Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, or EMDR. EMDR utilizes the same eye movements or bilateral stimulation that occurs during REM sleep. This stimulation activates problem-solving and processing. By focusing on a problem, emotion, or distressing memory and adding bilateral stimulation, the brain can begin to process or problem solve. In addition to EMDR, Brittney also utilizes principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.
In her free time, Brittney enjoys cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes with her family and friends, spending time with her husband, being in nature, playing with her dogs, reading, writing, playing card and board games, and traveling.