WellVitality Brianne Erichsen BSW RSW MC

Brianne Erichsen

BSW RSW MC RCSW

Hello,

My name is Brianne Erichsen and I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker (RCSW #19415), having completed 1600 hours of supervised post-graduate clinical hours and the ASWB Clinical Social Work licensing exam. Clinical Social Workers are regulated under the Health Professions Act in Alberta, are authorized to use diagnostic tools including the DSM-V, and provide treatment services that are income tax-deductible and can be claimed under most extended health insurance policies.

I have been offering counselling services since 2016 working primarily with adults within a University setting struggling with overcoming anxiety (social/generalized), depression, trauma, attachment and life transitions, self-esteem/personal identity, stress management, and relationships.

As a counsellor, I understand that coming into counselling can sometimes be an intimidating process. It is my goal to create a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental environment for you to explore and process whatever feels as though it may be getting in the way of you progressing in the way you want to. I take a client-centred approach, meaning I allow for you to take an active role in the counselling process- believing that ultimately you know yourself best. I will often use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused techniques, Solution Focused Therapy, EMDR, somatic/body-centred approaches and resume a strength-based approach to help clients meet their presenting concerns.

I believe counselling can be used as a beautiful space to compassionately explore yourself and I look forward to working alongside you to identify what your goals are and how they can be achieved through the counselling process.

My fee is $150/hour payable at the end of the session. Counselling is covered under most extended health care plans. Please check with your provider to confirm your coverage and provider credential requirements.

I am currently offering appointments 2 evenings per week and every other Saturday.

What to Expect from counselling:

Counselling is an interactive process where you identify personal goals that you want to work toward in a safe, nonjudgmental, supportive space. This process is different from talking to our friends or family as your counsellor is bound by of Code of Ethics ensuring your confidentiality. Often, clients have shared that having a counselling is a beneficial way to process and discuss personal struggles with someone who has  an unbiased lens, outside perspective, and to gain a third party view. 

What does the first session typically look like?

For your counsellor, the first session is mainly about getting to know you and learning some background information about you. For you, it’s about getting comfortable talking to your counsellor, and it’s about getting to know one another and setting goals for the counselling process.

What’s Next?

After the first session, you will be asked if you would like to continue counselling, and a second appointment can be booked. It is best to stay with the same counsellor, because you will have a relationship with them and they will know you, your story, and the goals you have worked out together.

Your counsellor may use a number of different therapeutic approaches to help you achieve your goals. Always feel free to ask your counsellor about their approach or ask them any other questions as you continue counselling.

What kind of issues can a counsellor help me with?

Depending on the counsellors qualifications, counsellors can help with a wide range of presenting concerns. It is always best to read counsellors Bio’s to get a sense of where there expertise lies and if they seem like a good fit for you. You always have the right to choose a different counsellor. It can helpful to meet with a counsellor for a few sessions to get a sense of their personal counselling style and to see if its a good fit!

Here is a list of just some of the many concerns that counselling can help with.

By no means is this list exhaustive!

  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Time Management
  • Transitions to life changes
  • Homesickness
  • Relationships
  • Body Image
  • Suicidal Feelings
  • Sexuality Concerns
  • Confidence and Self- Esteem
  • Anger/Conflict

AND MUCH MUCH MORE!

Contact Us

We are accepting new patients. Call our friendly reception staff to make an appointment.

Reception hours Monday - Friday 9 - 5
Practitioner hours may be extended
We are closed holidays unless otherwise noted.