Brittany Underhill is a Registered Provisional Psychologist holding a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Alder University and two bachelor degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Queens University.
Having recently moved to Calgary, Brittany has previously worked at a Private Practice in Vancouver working with adults and children experiencing anxiety and depression, as well as an Addiction Counsellor at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women. She currently holds a counselling position through Alberta Health Services and works part time at Wheatland County Counselling.
Brittany has experience working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings both in private practice and health care services. Brittany caters to individuals’ needs through an integrative Emotion Focused lens.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, sexuality, or traumatic experiences Brittany offers a safe nonjudgmental atmosphere for her clients to express and explore their struggles, emotions, hopes and desires. Brittany’s therapeutic approach is integrated; being skilled in providing clients with Emotion-Focused and Attachment Theory Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Brittany is also trained in providing trauma and sexually based counselling while also holding her Gottman’s Level One Marriage Counselling Certificate.
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Emotion Focussed Therapy
Emotion Focussed Therapy is an empirically based therapeutic approach that encourages clients to identify, express, regulate and tolerate one’s emotions. Emotions are signals to oneself how things are going in their life; whether they tell us we are in danger, that we have lost something, or that we have achieved something. By nature our emotions focus on the present but they are often swayed by our past and anticipated future. The goal of EFT is to make sense of these emotions and transform our maladaptive emotions (anger, anxiety, depression) in adaptive emotions that push us forward. The end result is for the client to be informed about why they are feeling a certain way and be able to regulate their emotions instead of feeling overwhelmed or controlled by them.