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Brandi Burton, MSW, LISW-S

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is typically person-centered, allowing the individual to guide the therapeutic process. It is my goal to gain comprehensive knowledge of the individual and their relationships to identified systems. I will explore past and present relationships, experiences and stressors. As a provider, I observe individual traits, characteristics and patterns, collaborating with the person to tailor treatment to their needs. I most often utilize the neurobiology-informed approach to clinically problem solve with each person. I implement psychoeducation of central nervous system functioning and targeted interventions, such as practices of mindfulness, grounding interventions and regulation skills to promote frontal cortex critical and solution focused thinking.

Supervision Style:

My supervision style is collaborative and strengths-based. I believe it is important to be mindful of career development and meet the supervisees needs accordingly.

Professional Interests:

My professional interest include crisis intervention, care coordination, grounding and mindfulness practices, trauma-informed care, neurobiology, individual and family therapy.

Educational Background:

I completed a minor in Sociology and a Bachelor’s in Social Work at Saginaw Valley State University in 2015. I earned my Masters of Social Work at Washburn University in 2017.

Personal Interests:

Some personal interests of mine are wakeboarding, wake surfing, playing or watching basketball, painting and drawing, cooking and tasting new foods and spending time with family and friends.

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