Hello! My name is Brittani Tyler. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from EWU (2015) and my master’s degree in counseling GCU (2019).
I have past experience in a group-practice setting, primarily working with teens and young adults. I am passionate about guiding those who are struggling to find purpose and fulfillment in this life- even when it feels like the "impossible".
I am currently an independent Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am also in current collaboration with Lycan Counseling supervising Licensed Associates, to become a Washington State Approved Clinical Supervisor. I would describe my supervision style as guidance based in addition to empowering clinicians to make ethically-sound decisions (according to the APA/AMHCA code of ethics).
Therapy is not a linear approach and as much as we would all love it, there isn't a magic "fix it" button. I recommend anywhere from 6 sessions to 6 months of therapy, sometimes more. Why? Because each individual's needs are vastly different. The therapeutic relationship is complex. It involves establishing rapport, fostering empathy, facilitating effective communication, promoting independence, and upholding professional boundaries. I encourage clients to speak up when they want try a different approach or have an unmet need at any point in the therapeutic process.
Every healthy relationship is built.
If you are struggling with your child or teen at home, I often recommend parent-therapy or family therapy in addition to individual sessions.
In my experience, it is often that a family will bring their child or adolescent to treatment asking to "fix them" for inflicting all of this pain. If we look beyond the externalizing symptoms and behaviors of the child, the entire family is in turmoil. A study published from the American Psychological Association suggests that the root is often found in negative family communication patterns. "It is necessary to correct the family interactions to achieve a family context that discourages self-defeating symptoms and promotes a youth's positive development." (APA)