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Highland Meadows Counseling Center, LLC
3737 40th Ave. NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Brittni received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Winona State University. Brittni is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and a National Certified Counselor. Brittni is level one trained in Theraplay©. Brittni has completed her training to include additional advanced level training and cohort consultation and supervision for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Brittni is currently in the processing of completing the application process to become nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Brittni has ongoing collaboration with the National Board for Certified Counselors—International and is a National Board for Certified Counselor International Registered Mental Health Facilitator Master Trainer. Brittni participated in the inaugural Rwanda Mental Health Facilitator Capacity Development Program in Kigali, Rwanda in August of 2015. Brittni was a MHF trainer and co-facilitator in the 2016 Haiti Trauma Project in Croix-Des Bouquet, Haiti in collaboration with Global Trauma Research Inc. and The Haitian American Caucus-Haiti. Brittni continues to collaborate and work with various domestic and international organizations in an effort to implement mental health and trauma informed trainings internationally in countries that have experienced significant trauma or hardships as a country. Brittni is currently collaborating with various state and county level entities in an effort to assist in implementing a pilot program aimed at increasing the capacity of mental health providers serving children birth to five years of age within Olmsted County in the state of Minnesota.

Brittni has worked in various clinical settings within the mental health field to include in-home treatment aimed at increasing the daily functioning of adults living with mental health and behavioral concerns, a psychiatric unit within a hospital setting with individuals of all ages experiencing a mental health crisis, clinical research within a university setting, and providing therapeutic services in an outpatient private practice setting to children and adults.

Brittni has experience working with many populations including: early childhood, elementary aged children, adolescents, adults, and families. Brittni’s training and expertise focus on therapeutic issues include children experiencing out of home placements, adoption, attachment disruptions, trauma, self-regulation and an array of mental health and behavioral challenges.

Brittni provides play therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, parent coaching, reunification work for children and their families, and parenting assessments. Brittni’s special interests are children experiencing an out of home placement, children involved with the foster care system, and adoption. Brittni has a passion of integrating play therapy and other experiential modalities and techniques into treatment.

Additional Information:

Service Location: Office Based

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Focus:
Young Child (0-5)
Elementary Age (6-12)
Teen (13-18)
Young Adult (Adopted person; 19+)
Adult (Adoptive Parent – Individual)
Birth/First Parent/Family

Areas of Practice Strength:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Childhood Depression
Grief and Loss Related to Adoption
Search & Reunion Support
Adoption Identity (i.e. sense of self-worth; self-esteem…etc.)
Early Traumatic Experiences
Open Adoption
Sexual Abuse (Victim)

Treatment Modalities:
Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF – CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Play Therapy: TheraPlay; directive play therapy; non-directive/experiential play therapy
Parenting Assessments
Reunification Work
Parent Coaching

Summer 2018

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    Choosing a Therapist
    Adoption-Competent Therapist Traits
    Working with an Adoption Therapist

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