Brittany Pellegrino

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

Growing up in a family plagued by the painful challenges of addiction and mental illness, I was drawn to this field because I wanted to learn how to help families like mine. I believe I am well-suited to be a therapist because I am able to relate to and convey compassion and understanding easily to my clients. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including community agencies, schools, jails, and private practice. I have specialized training in trauma-certified cognitive behavioral therapy, school counseling, play therapy, and art expression techniques. I believe that I have a wide skill set that helps me tailor my approach to the needs and personalities of the clients I am working with.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I will start therapy by answering any questions that the client may have and thoroughly explain the client-counselor relationship and the process of therapy. I try to be as comprehensive as possible during the initial session so that I can develop a complete picture of the client's world and fully understand what is bringing them to therapy. I am a strengths-based, goal-oriented therapist; together, the client and I will form goals and a road map of where they would like therapy to take them. Along the way, I may assign homework or suggest readings or resources to help the client enhance their progress toward their goals. I enjoy working with young children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I specialize in treating clients with anxiety and depression, addiction issues, codependency and relationship issues, emotional regulation issues, trauma, life adjustment issues, occupational issues, school-based problems, peer issues, and family problems.

What excites you most about the evolving mental health landscape?

I am most excited about learning and implementing new and evidence-based techniques to help children and adolescents make sense of their ever-evolving worlds through the use of mindfulness, coping skills training, child-friendly CBT approaches, play therapy techniques, and art expressive techniques.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$110

First Session

$125

Family Therapy

$125

Couples Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Existential Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Play Therapy

Training / Certifications

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Licensure

FL, LMHC, MH16001

Education

M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Psychology, Troy University

Work History

I graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and a minor in Behavioral Healthcare. I received my master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years and have worked in a wide variety of settings including community mental health agencies, schools, telehealth, nonprofits, mobile crisis, and private practice. I specialize in trauma and am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am also a Certified School Counselor and am trained in treating school-based issues. In addition, I am currently working on my Registered Play Therapy (RPT) certification. Some of my specialty areas include: child and adolescent issues, post traumatic stress, mood disorders, anxiety and depression, occupational issues, communication issues, family and relationship problems, sexual and physical abuse, codependency, addictions, and life transitions.

Location

822 62nd St Cir E, Suite 101, Bradenton, 34208, FL