Elk River Office
Brittany Amundson, MS, LPCC
Approach: My approach to therapy involves a collaborative effort with my clients to discover and reflect on both their functional strengths and opportunities for growth. I enjoy utilizing a relaxed approach that increases comfortability for all my clients and allows for a strong therapeutic relationship. My goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to feel supported and encouraged, while at the same time, challenging them to explore and problem solve the barriers that interfere with a life worth living. My focus areas include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), as well as, a variety of approaches within cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and social-emotional learning/emotional intelligence. I have recently become certified in Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) and have also been exploring different compassion focused treatment modalities. I am currently providing DBT individual therapy, DBT group skills training, and DBT-PE for both adults and adolescents.
Hobbies: I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. I love to host gatherings and find new activities to participate in. My husband and I have recently renovated our home ourselves and spend a lot of time doing DIY projects. I also enjoy a good evening in, cozied up with a blanket and watching a movie or Netflix show. I enjoy puzzles, board games, video games, crafting, and many outdoor activities.
Quote: “Life is all around us. There are many opportunities to create a meaningful one and I believe that leading a purposeful and intentional life IS possible.”