Breanna is an empathetic and nonjudgmental clinician with a passion to support others in their healing process. She is goal oriented and solution focused in working with individuals and families. Breanna’s client centered and strengths based approach assists in collaboratively working together to foster a supportive environment for growth and empowerment based on individual strengths and needs.
Breanna is a Licensed Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor earning her undergraduate degree at Ramapo College and her Masters of Social Work at Rutgers University. During her studies, she provided social service work in Romania working with children in orphanages, children on the autism spectrum, senior citizens and individuals with developmental disabilities. She is in advanced level training for sand play therapy and is currently pursuing her Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Certification.
Breanna has several years of experience with adolescents, adults, couples and families facing challenges with substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, communication barriers and relationship issues. Other specialties include codependency, healthy attachment, anger management, impulse control, conflict resolution, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, oppositional defiant disorder, grief and loss, life transitions, aging, spirituality, parenting, sexuality, and adoption and other mental health and familial issues. She also provides education and support on the effects of substances on the mind, body and spirit, including on the developing adolescent brain.
Based on her person centered style, Breanna holds the belief that no single approach may work best for each individual. Therefore, she utilizes various modalities to uncover strengths, develop coping strategies and utilizes creativity and passion when working with clients to help instill feelings of hope and resilience within them.
When working with children, individuals on the spectrum, individuals with a history of trauma, attachment issues or related concerns, she utilizes her training in play therapy, sand play therapy and multiple other modalities to help with creating a tangible representation of our imagination, symbolism or archetypes that can be challenging to process for some in talk therapy.