GET TO KNOW YOUR THERAPIST

Brittany Cole

Brittany Cole, MA, MHC

I STRIVE TO ENSURE MY CLIENTS FEEL safe,UNDERSTOOD and Validated.

THERAPY CAN BE An ENRICHING AND Transformational 

EXPERIENCE.

WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST

Life can be challenging. I believe everyone can benefit from additional support to work through the ups and downs that are part of the human experience. When we are at a point in our life where we feel overwhelmed, it can be difficult to see a way out. I enjoy creating a caring and trusting relationship where clients can feel safe to share about the “not so pretty” parts of life, while also supporting and celebrating the good parts.

I BECAME A THERAPIST TO HELP CLIENTS THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES AND TO BE A SUPPORTIVE COLLABORATOR IN THEIR LIFE JOURNEY.

 

I  Believe the relationship between client and therapist is unique and allows the opportunity for vulnerability and True Connection. 

 I also believe in Supporting and partnering with My CLients when they feel overwhelmed and alone

As we work together to navigate through the life’s Difficulties.

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The therapeutic relationship can help to foster growth, support change, and create balance in a client’s life.

When I work with clients, I focus on:

trust | understanding | self-acceptance

When I work with clients, we focus on what needs the client has in that moment. I approach every client with unconditional positive regard and try to create a safe holding space to allow each client to share as comfortably as possible. I listen with an empathic ear and will never pass judgment. Instead I focus on seeing the situation from the clients perspective and working with the client to find solutions to help them feel better moving forward.

I also integrate Brene Brown’s powerful research of vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy in my work with clients, utilizing techniques and strategies to help individuals integrate it into their personal and professional lives.

WHO I WORK WITH

I work with teens and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and life transition issues. I specialize in working with older teens and emerging adults who are adjusting to new phases in their lives, having difficulties in their relationships, or looking for support to identify coping strategies to manage life’s challenges.

My area of expertise is working with teens and emerging adults learning to navigate life in the real world or change unhealthy relationship patterns.

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WHAT IF I'M NOT COMFORTABLE DISCUSSING SOME PARTS OF MY LIFE?

That’s okay! Therapy is a collaborative effort and together we will work on your key concerns as you bring them up. If you do not yet feel comfortable sharing a piece of your story with me, that is alright. We can work on other concerns in the meantime and if you decide later on that you want to talk about that piece I will be here to listen.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME & MY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS 

  • I received my Master’s in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) from Roosevelt University, where I also attained my Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.
  • I am currently working to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
  • I have background in working with children and adolescents struggling with a variety of concerns within the school setting.
     

“The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help” – Irvin D. Yalom

Loves dogs

Likes to travel

Enjoys time with family

DO YOU WISH YOU WERE BETTER EQUIPPED TO HANDLE CHALLENGING SITUATIONS? DO YOU WANT TO INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO NAVIGATE LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS?

I would be honored to partner with you and help you discover the tools that can help make life more manageable. Together, we will find ways for you to meet your goals and increase your happiness and life satisfaction.