Mental Health Professional
Greetings! I'm Brittany, a dedicated Clinical Mental Health Counselor in training, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Choosing Empowerment team. Originally hailing from Dallas, Texas, I now call Austin my home after completing my bachelor's degree in Applied Sociological Research and Psychology at Texas State University.
My journey towards becoming a clinical mental health counselor was fueled by my unwavering passion for advocacy. I am deeply committed to being a supportive presence for individuals in my community, providing them with a compassionate ear and a safe space to be heard, understood, and validated.
During my undergraduate studies, I had the privilege of interning under a Licensed Therapist at a non-profit organization. Here, I actively contributed to the development of completion booklets used in narrative therapy for incarcerated veterans within a maximum-security prison. This experience solidified my desire to help at-risk youth during my four-year tenure as a Mental Health Associate in a facility dedicated to their well-being. Witnessing the transformative power of building self-esteem and instilling a sense of empowerment in these young individuals inspired me further.
Being part of Choosing Empowerment has been an incredible opportunity for growth. Under the guidance of Shawnnell Batiste, LPC, I have honed essential skills such as assessment, rapport-building, knowledge sharing, empathy, and motivation. I take pride in my ability to genuinely listen and offer clients a fresh perspective, empowering them to make the best choices for themselves, their families, and their communities through the Power of Choice.
As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in training, my ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the environment and society we inhabit, especially when it comes to prioritizing mental health. I am devoted to serving others in a capacity that encourages a more peaceful and harmonious lifestyle, fostering well-being and personal growth.
Outside of my professional endeavors, I find solace and personal mental wellness through the creation of paintings and tattoo designs. Additionally, I am an enthusiastic foodie, indulging in the rich flavors of Nigerian, Cajun, and all the delectable carb-filled cuisines that Austin has to offer.
I am excited to embark on this transformative journey with you, supporting your mental health and helping you unlock your true potential. Together, let's pave the way for a more empowered and fulfilling life.