Brittney Taylor, MSW Candidate
Is the cost of counselling a barrier to seeking help? Hello, I’m Brittney the student therapist here at Comrie Counselling. If you are dealing with a separation or divorce, relationship issues, life transitions, abuse, stress or anxiety, I may be the right fit for you. Making the decision to work with a therapist on the issues you’re facing can be a difficult step. My goal is to create a trusting relationship with clients, to reduce client barriers, and to help build client self-sufficiency.
I believe that people are the experts in their own lives, and my role is to listen, be client-focused, culturally aware, and non-judgmental. When the fear of not being able to make it through a challenge arises, I would like to walk alongside you so that you’re not alone. Wellness in the body, mind, and soul are important to me, and the core values of empathy, dedication, and creativity are foundational to my work. I use techniques from solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, trauma informed, strengths-based, and expressive-arts approaches.
My journey began when I realized that as a drawing and painting major at OCAD University, much of my work spoke to social justice. I quickly realized that I wanted to combine art with social services. After graduating with a BFA from OCAD, I completed the Social Service Worker program at Seneca College. My placement at Catholic Family Services of Durham Region solidified my desire to work with children, families, individuals, and survivors of intimate partner violence. I am now working towards completing a Master’s of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Currently, I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers in good standing. I work under the supervision of Registered Psychotherapist, Janna Comrie.