Brittany Soule, M.A., LCMHC-A, NCC
Director, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate
Something to know about my approach is that I believe an educated client is an empowered client. I aim to assist you in connecting the mind and body by using insight and awareness, breathing techniques, and other somatic tools. A somatic approach means you'll learn how to recognize a physical feeling as a result of an emotional response and develop skills to bring you calm and peace.
Depending on what you are wanting to experience in life and what you feel may be holding you back, we will work together to:
Explore how your feelings like anxiousness, perfectionism, or anger are present in your body. We will practice grounding and relaxing activities that will help you regulate your own emotions and have more control over your feelings.
Understand you, your relationship goals, and how you can improve the relationships most important to you. We will also work together to develop new tools that can help you identify and communicate your boundaries.
Process through your childhood experiences and fears of how you show up now as a parent, friend, or partner. We will work together to gain insight into what your inner child needs and how to go about getting that now.
I work well with clients who...
Are creative, curious, and want to learn more about themselves and their world
What’s it like to work together?
1. GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
I want to get to know you! Tell me what you like to do for fun, who your people are and what you hope to get from the therapy process. We’ll talk about what you’ve tried before, what’s working, what’s not, and what matters to you most.
2. FIND WHAT FEELS GOOD
We explore the things that help you feel better when you are under stress, facing a difficult memory, and just having a bad day. There are many approaches to help yourself feel better and we can work together to find the ways that work best for you.
3. LOOK AT YOUR STORY
We start with early life and childhood, as it forms how you see the world and how you see yourself. Then we run through the important events in your life as if they were on a timeline or chapters in a book. We consider how they impact you in the present. This helps us pinpoint what we want to focus on in the processing phase. It could be things from the past, stuff you are dealing with today, or worries about the future.
4. PROCESSING WHILE USING AN INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT PLAN
We will work together to come up with a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and uses evidenced based practices to help work through the trauma or pain you have been carrying. I will guide you through noticing the feelings, beliefs, body sensations, and images associated with your difficult experience(s).
5. REFLECTION & WRAP UP
We will look back on our work together. Reflect on the process and what has been most meaningful to you. Check in to see if we accomplished everything you had hoped for. Celebrate all your hard work and breakthroughs!
My Approach is...
Everyone is different. I work to create a therapy experience that is meaningful to you. We collaborate about what is going well in therapy and how we can change things to make it even better.
We have all had moments that overwhelmed our ability to cope - that is trauma. Trauma-informed means being aware of how these experiences impact us holistically and responding in a way that prevents further harm.
ACCEPTING & INCLUSIVE
Meeting you where you are today and helping you journey to where you want to be. Everyone is welcome and everyone is worthy. I am a LGBTQ and neurodiversity affirming therapist and I strive to be anti-racist in and out of the therapy room.
MINDFUL & RELATIONAL
Being present in the moment. Checking in on how the session feels. What is happening in the room? What is happening in your emotions, thoughts, and body? Learning to listen inside. Let that guide us.
Shining light on and celebrating the strengths you have and what is already working.
I sincerely believe that we are all doing the best we can in any given moment. I believe therapy should be a judgment free zone so you can feel safe to explore your story.
I know how important it is to find a therapist that gets you. That's why I offer a complementary 15 minute consult so we can get to know each other and determine if I am the right fit for you.
Brittany has additional specialized training in EMDR, Gottman level one & two, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), and holds SYMBIS certification.
Brittany has over 30 years of life experience with the military community as a military child (Army) and a military spouse (Marines).
Brittany is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Postpartum Support International (PSI), and the Licensed Clinical Counselors of North Carolina (LCCNC).