Brinita Dutt, MA, RCC, CCC.
I work from a trauma-informed counselling approach that revolves around collaborative learning, mean-making, connection, and discovery. I have arrived at this strength-based and client-centred approach following 13 years of experience in the social services field. In my work I have had years of experience connecting with a broad range of clients from various demographic, gender, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, youths, teens, and families to meet their unique goals . In addition to this work, I’ve facilitated groups around managing anger, emotional regulation, and parenting skills both in-person and remotely.
I am a licensed RCC and CCC. I’ve been certified in Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy, and Level 1 – Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I’ve also completed training in and have experience with attachment-based, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, crisis intervention, LGBTQ2S+, indigenous-informed, and strength-based counselling methodologies.
I have also completed my training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is an approach used to treat troubling symptoms of trauma such as anger, anxiety, depression, guilt, triggers, and posttraumatic reactions.
I have worked hard to be able to travel to many countries around the world and have been lucky enough to see different cultural expressions of emotion. I have a deep love for learning not only through academics but through experience and witnessing the journeys of others. There is so much wisdom in lived experience that cannot be taught in a classroom. Intuition has a large part of this learning for me and how I work in general.
I strongly believe that all relationships require intentional investment in order to thrive and survive hardships. As such, I am grateful for my family (both the one I was born into and the one I have created with those I feel close to). For me there has been so much healing in play, connection, nature, and laughter.
I value respect, safety, authenticity, and recognizing our shared human experience when working with clients. I truly believe that every person has their own journey and their own path towards self-understanding. My priority is honouring the time and energy you choose to invest in your self-work with me.
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