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Brittany McCord, MAMFT, LAMFT        Therapist

PHILOSOPHY

My heart for therapy is to create a relationship built on safety, trust and hope where you feel accepted, supported and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I believe each person has their own inner wisdom and the ability to heal. I bring compassion and curiosity as together we address the underlying causes of your distress. I use a holistic approach to therapy where I explore thoughts, emotions, spirituality, and the wisdom of the body to guide you to greater self-understanding and healing. I am passionate about working with individuals, families, and couples to help find healing in broken relationships and move towards greater intimacy. I am passionate about my work as a therapist and consider it a deep privilege to be invited into your journey.

I've received training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which helps couple's work through issues of infidelity, communication, lack of intimacy, and help them to find or restore safety and connection in their relationship. I have also received training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic (body-oriented) approach that helps treat unresolved trauma. I find this modality very helpful for people who have not experienced any progress through traditional talk-therapy alone.

EXPERIENCE

I had the privilege of working at San Diego Hospice counseling caregivers, families and friends through grief and loss and anticipating the loss of someone close to them. I have also worked alongside people nearing end of life. I worked at a counseling center in central Los Angeles and love working with clients to explore their creativity. I have experience counseling families who are involved with the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and understand some of the complexities of the system and the impact that can have on a family and individual.

My other areas of treatment focus are trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, disordered eating, faith crisis/transitions, spiritual trauma, and recovery from abusive relationships.

EDUCATION

Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies: Family Studies/Human Development & Business

Bethel Seminary San Diego, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family TherapyAAM

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