Brittany Bowers, MA, LAC
Haddon Heights Location
Brittany is currently a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of New Jersey, awaiting approval for her Professional Counseling license and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She earned her Master’s degree in Professional Clinical Counseling from LaSalle University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kean University. She has additional training in perinatal mental health, substance abuse counseling and vocational counseling.
Brittany has experience working with clients in various stages of life, with most of her focus being with adult populations. Her clinical background includes treating substance abuse patients as well as working with clients diagnosed with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, psychosis, trauma and more in inpatient settings. Brittany has also provided group counseling, family counseling and individual therapy in residential and partial hospitalization settings.
Brittany is currently working towards earning her certificate for treating mothers with Perinatal Mental Health issues after developing a strong desire for helping mothers to recover, adjust and adapt to a new aspect of their identity. Often, mothers may struggle to balance their autonomous self when transitioning into their new role. Brittany works with clients to encourage self-care practices and balance while providing a safe place to work through the struggles mothers commonly encounter.
With societal pressures to be “the perfect mom” who magically and instantly connects with their newborn, it can feel scary and unnatural for some mothers, leaving residual feelings of fear, shame, self-doubts, anger, anxiety and more. Brittany ensures a safe environment to explore concerns, fears, frustrations, thoughts, and anxieties that may be uncomfortable to talk about with others. She believes that clients already have the answers within themselves, they just need help organizing their thoughts and making connections. Brittany works to help women process their emotions in a healthy way, while feeling safe and secure.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” –Maya Angelou
Using many different therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and more, Brittany considers her eclectic approach beneficial to clients in all stages of recovery. Warm, compassionate, validating, and patient, she aims to create a sense of safety and trust in an atmosphere conducive to growth and change. Through the comfort and safety of the therapeutic relationship, Brittany will work collaboratively with clients to identify goals and expectations for treatment. Accessing inner strengths and internal motivation to be the best possible version of one’s self during challenging changes and life stage transitions, Brittany understands the importance of tailoring treatment to best meet the unique needs of individuals.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Brittany continues to reside in South Jersey with her husband and two young daughters, Tessa and Finley. Her hobbies are spending time with her family, listening to music, spending way too much time at Target, puzzles, and working on crafts.