Since I can remember I have always loved a good story, telling people what do and talking. In fact my gabby nature landed me the “Most Talkative”superlative in a high school. Therefore, becoming a therapist came naturally. In my training, I learned to apply clinical skills to my work and developed a passion for helping others.
Brittany Colton is licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C) and life coach who has extensive experience in working with youth, young adults, women and families. Brittany recently was trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and is now adding couples to her scope of practice. Through empowering her clients she seeks to help each individual generate solutions, develop healthy thinking patterns, improve their relationships, adjust to new roles, heal from trauma, achieve their personal and familial goals and thrive. Brittany also has a special interest in working with women and families of faith.
In addition to therapy, Brittany has a passion for nature, exercising, cooking, reading, coaching “Girls on the Run”, and raising of three beautiful babies with her husband.
Thoughts on therapy:
“I believe that when people seek out professional counseling they are taking the first steps on the path to change. As a therapist, I feel privileged to take part in the process of helping others overcome their personal and intrapersonal challenges. My therapeutic approach is that each individual has intrinsic worth and strengths. I work collaboratively using evidenced-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Training, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help clients address, find solutions, provide feedback and tools achieve their goals and thrive”
Brittany earned her Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Secondary Education in Social Sciences and her Master’s Degree from University of Utah in Social Work. She was selected and trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Beck institute in 2011. She has worked extensively with youth in school based mental health services on Emotionally Disturbed units and as the school social worker. In these settings she provided services to individuals and their families ranging from Elementary to High School students. She has worked with youth of all ages in an outpatient clinic. In this setting she led parenting groups and DBT group therapy. Brittany has also worked as an outpatient adult therapist. In this setting she provided therapy to individuals, couples and families. She also founded and ran a wellness group for adults suffering from chronic mental illness. Brittany has treated a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, PPD, ADHD, mood disorders, behavioral problems, school problems, social skills deficits, parental support, trauma and grief, family conflict and relationship distress.