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  • Brianna White, LMFT

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    About Me

    I am an adult Third Culture Kid who grew up in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea. While there, I saw first hand how important it is for teens to have access to mental health care wherever they are. That inspired me to become a counselor. After graduating from Ukarumpa International High School, I obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Taylor University, and then a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Now I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist.

    Since 2010, I have worked with hundreds of children, adults and families. I became a child trauma expert working at Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center, serving child victims of crime, especially sexual abuse and other forms of trauma. Now I am pleased to offer online counseling for third-culture kids, young adults and their families. Online counseling means help can begin right away.

    What's it like to work with me?

    After a few sessions you’ll be starting to anticipate what situations are the hardest for you and know what you can do to navigate them. You’ll come to understand why these things push your buttons and learn to choose a response rather than react. We’ll track down empowering evidence and identify reassuring truths about yourself and your relationships. I can help you learn to ground yourself in these truths so that you’re not thrown off by day to day difficulties. My clients learn how to accept strong emotions and realize that they can weather even really wild storms.

    Restoration Therapy

    “Restoration Therapy is a Marriage and Family Therapeutic Model that efficiently identifies a client’s identity and safety patterns, while empowering client emotional regulation and mindfulness for behavioral change.

    Restoration Therapy combines the advantages of Attachment Theory, Emotional Regulation and Mindfulness in an efficient and organized fashion that allows both the therapist and client to clearly understand old destructive patterns of behavior and promote change. One of the main advantages of RT is it approach provides the therapist with a clear understanding how violations of love and trustworthiness develop into problems of identity and safety. This keeps the therapist organized and focused on patterns difficult for clients to change. As the therapist makes these identity and safety patterns known, clients can be helped by making more thoughtful and informed choices about personal beliefs about self and relationships resulting in long lasting behavior change.” –

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    “Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.” –

    Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)

    “Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences.” –

    Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA)

    “The Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), is based on evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, substance use and trauma and stress related disorders….CETA expands upon traditional treatment approaches that are designed to focus on one specific disorder and has been proven through multiple rigorous trials to reduce the burden of multiple common mental health problems and improve functionality among men and women living in low resource settings.” – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

    “Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters.

    CPT is generally delivered over 12 sessions and helps patients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful beliefs related to the trauma. In so doing, the patient creates a new understanding and conceptualization of the traumatic event so that it reduces its ongoing negative effects on current life. This treatment is strongly recommended for the treatment of PTSD.” –

    Certifications and Licenses

    Georgia, USA License #: MFT001769

    Washington State, USA License #: LF60567087

    I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

    Here are some of the treatment methods in which I have received certification and/or training.

    Telemental Health Certified Badge by Person Centered Tech

    Brianna's Client Forms

    These forms discusses your rights and what to expect as an Intrepid Counseling client. You would sign these if you become a client.