About Brittany Henricks

Growing up on the Monterey Peninsula of California instilled a love for being outside and enjoying great food. Sipping hot coffee while strolling the beach or running on beautiful trails through rolling hills were some of my favorite pastimes. As a military spouse, I have since lived in almost every time zone in the U.S. and have a newfound appreciation for the beauty of my hometown as well as the ease and enjoyment of being outdoors in a western state. However, I love to travel and experience new places and have discovered there are always hidden gems to be found wherever the Army takes us.

 

I have always been drawn to helping others work through difficult times in their lives. What began as a natural tendency developed into a vocation and a career through my training as a pastor and a therapist. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to integrate my studies of theology and psychology and believe that healing is found as we strengthen the intimacy and connectedness we experience in our relationships with God, ourselves, and others.

 

I believe that we are created to thrive, and this happens when we have strong and secure relationships with ourselves and others. These relationships form the safe havens from which we can launch out and share ourselves and our gifts with the world, in whatever type of work or vocation we may pursue. Whether we are married, in a relationship with a partner or single, we all have close relationships which inform how we see ourselves, how much we can trust others, and which either help or hinder us in our journey towards our ability to flourish in our lives. I believe that growth can happen when the security and strength of our closest relationships is improved, and it is my joy to support my clients as they work to accomplish this.

While my Christian faith is an integral part of my identity as a therapist, I welcome the opportunity to work with people from all faith traditions. I hold advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and work from this empirically validated modality to understand relational conflict and to help individuals, couples and families create stronger emotional bonds in relationships with their loved ones.

I am married to my husband of nine years and together we share the responsibilities of chasing after our two rambunctious preschool aged boys and their older sister. Our family loves to enjoy pancakes on Saturday mornings and walks in our neighborhood with our sweet golden retriever and energetic chocolate lab puppy. In my spare time, you can often find me with my nose in a book or cooking up something delicious in the kitchen.

Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy - Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA

  • Master of Divinity - Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Theology, Pasadena, CA

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (#12213A) in North Carolina

  • Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy - Externship & Core Skills

  • Completion of Emotionally Focused Family Therapy - Level 1

  • Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator 

  • Completion of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training 

  • Completion of Using TF-CBT with Childhood Traumatic Grief Training

  • EMDR Trained

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