Brianna Dawkins

Student Counseling Intern

Being a human is so hard. I want to be a part of normalizing the need for mental-emotional support during strenuous times, while also celebrating the more joyous times. With much empathy, I want to help people cultivate a better understanding of themselves, others, and their world. I will hold a safe space where you can take a deep breath and process what’s going on in your life, validate your experiences, and develop skills or coping strategies to grow into yourself and empower you to take strides in your journey. I truly believe that we hold so much power within ourselves to grow – sometimes we just need some help tapping into it.

Bri is a counselor-in-training, working toward a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is in her last year of training and has a year of experience working with students in a university setting. Using a person-centered, holistic, and eclectic theoretical approach, she employs tailored techniques for each client including unconditional positive regard, cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, parts work, relaxation/grounding work, and psychoeducation.

As a counseling intern, Bri has experience with various mental health disorders and issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and stress disorders, and bipolar. Other areas she has additional experience in include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, relationship issues, life transitions, adolescent issues, coping skills, and has some training in music therapy.