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Hi, my name is Briana Boyd, but everyone calls me Bri.
I work with adolescents, young adults, and families who are seeking support with relationship management, mood regulation, low self esteem, trauma-related stress, and LGBTQIA+ identity development. Throughout my experience working with at-risk adolescents, young adults, and families I have found that many of my clients had been systematically disempowered and discouraged throughout their lives. In my work, I try to help reverse these patterns by encouraging positive reinforcement, inspiring hopefulness, and promoting self confidence.
I believe that therapy works best when clinicians and clients are able to form a trusting and collaborative relationship
As an initial lesson in self-advocacy, I will ask you to share what you wish to gain from counseling and any preferences you may have for how you would like your counseling experience to go. You are the coach; I’m just one of the players on the team. You decide what we talk about, when we talk about it, and how we talk about it. I’m there as another person in your support system who can help you access your strengths, explore what direction you’d like to take, and cheer you on as you work towards your goals.
I believe that TIME SPENT IN STILLNESS IS ESSENTIAL
Our lives can easily become so consumed with daily tasks that we forget to make time for self reflection. While this can sometimes feel like a luxury, it’s imperative to the health of your psyche and your relationships to be aware of your own wants and needs and be able to communicate them clearly to others.
I believe that WE ARE INFLUENCED, BUT NOT DETERMINED BY OUR ENVIRONMENT
Over the course of our initial meetings together, I will give you the opportunity to tell your story in your own words. While sharing your narrative, we will explore how your own personal values and beliefs have shaped the way you perceive yourself, others, and the world. I will encourage you to consider how systems of authority and oppression may have impacted these views. In addition to this reflection, I will help you develop coping and communication skills that will improve your ability to manage stress and the quality of your relationships.
MORE ABOUT ME
I am an animal enthusiast and spend a fair amount of my free time volunteering with shelters and rescues in the city. The most rewarding volunteer opportunity I’ve had so far has been working in an animal assisted group at the Illinois youth detention center.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.