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Brie is a dedicated practitioner with over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families, both locally and internationally as a therapist and educator. Her passion and expertise in the field of child development, body/mind psychotherapy and the creative arts therapies has been presented at conferences nation-wide to parents and professionals.
She earned her Masters degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University, Boulder, CO and currently works in private practice specializing in early trauma, social/emotional issues and adoption. Her clinical training includes; Child and Attachment Focused EMDR with the Tinker/Wilson Institute, Experiential Play Therapy, Pre/ Perinatal Psychology with Dr. Annie Brook, Reflective Parenting with John Grienenberger and Body-Mind Psychotherapy with Susan Apoyshan. Prior to her work in private practice, she was the Lead Adoption Specialist and Clinical Supervisor of the Adoption Team of Mental Health Partners in Boulder, CO. In 2008, her pioneering work in-conjunction with Naropa Univeristy was awarded, “Significant Contributions in the Field of Dance/Movement Therapy.”
Brie is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist and a Level II EMDR clinician. She serves on the board of the International Center for Play Therapy and Research and is a Fellow with the Society for Applied Anthropology. She currently is a Visiting Instructor within the Graduate School of Psychology at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.
I am a avid seeker of knowledge and find joy in discovering the most effective healing options for children and families.
Daily doses of play and the creative process are fundamental to my own health and well-being.
Having worked with children for over 10 years, I believe they are TRULY our greatest teachers.
I believe pain and suffering are powerful gateways for growth and transformation.
*2001: Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
*2008: Masters of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.
*Graduate Studies Internship, Child and Family Therapy Team, Access Counseling, Boulder, CO.
*Experiential Play Therapy training, Access Counseling, Boulder, CO.
*Experiential Play Therapy Intensive training, Frisco, CO.
*Reflective Parenting Facilitator, Los Angeles, CA
*Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Training, Equine Awakenings, Boulder, CO.
*EMDR Level I & II, Wilson/Tinker Institute, Colorado Springs, CO.
*Training in Child EMDR, Wilson/Tinker Institute, Colorado Springs, CO.
*“Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control” Certified Instructor, Beyond Consequences Institute,
*14 hrs of Motivational Interviewing Training, Boulder County IMPACT, Boulder, CO.
*Understanding Attachment Theory, Boulder Institute for Psychotherapy and Research,
*Meeting the Mental Health and Developmental Needs of Adopted Children, David Brodzinsky and
Adam Pertman, Boulder, CO.
*Preparing Adoptive Families to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Adopted Children, David
Brodzinsky and Adam Pertman, Boulder, CO.
*How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Peter Levine, Arvada, CO.
*Department of Regulatory Agencies database (DORA), Unlicensed Psychotherapist.
*Fellow with The Society for Applied Anthropology.
*Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association.
* Presenter: The American Dance/Movement Therapy Association Annual Conference, Brooklyn, NY.
*Presenter: Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Ft. Collins, CO.
*Presenter: For the Love of Children Conference, Frisco, CO.
*Presenter: The Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM
* Presenter: Public Achievement Conference, Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Lafayette, CO.
*Team Leader: The North American Council on Adoptable Children Conference (NACAC),
Children/Youth Program, Denver, CO.
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