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Brittany Werch Psychotherapy, PhD

Dr. Brittany Werch supports high school and college students experiencing anxiety from high expectations, increasing responsibilities, or big life transitions. She helps students feel confident and courageous as they learn and practice skills for braving difficult situations, successfully solving problems, changing unhelpful thoughts, and coping with uncomfortable emotions.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Life Transitions
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Florida
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Provider
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“My goal is to help high school and college students feel supported, encouraged, and empowered when managing stress and anxiety so they can enjoy school, family, and friends and look forward to the future.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Having been in school for 23 years, I know what it’s like to be a stressed out student navigating unfamiliar and uncomfortable situations, juggling home and school responsibilities, and worrying about living up to academic and social expectations. As someone who has experienced plenty of school-related stress and anxiety, I understand how difficult it can be to deal with anxious feelings, face fears, and find help when needed. My goal is to help high school and college students feel supported, encouraged, and empowered when managing stress and anxiety so they can enjoy school, family, and friends and look forward to the future. I have many years of experience helping students, school staff, and families in private practice, college, and preschool through 12th grade school settings by providing mental health counseling, coaching, consultation, psychological evaluations, teaching, supervision, professional development, and behavioral supports.
What should someone know about working with you?
We'll engage in a collaborative team process when tackling personal challenges and goals. I provide empathetic support and encouragement with a focus on individual student strengths and successes, and I use humor and a laid back style to cultivate connection and comfort. Teens and young adults who work with me become more resilient as they gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to confront stressors and setbacks. I use the following evidence-based approaches for treating stress and anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). These approaches involve identifying and changing problematic thinking patterns and behaviors, facing fears instead of avoiding them, and learning relaxation strategies, stress management, and practical problem-solving skills.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As an avid lifelong learner, I regularly read research articles and scholarly books, attend professional development training, and participate in academic conferences to advance my knowledge, skills, and professional growth in the areas of student mental health, learning, and behavior. I also engage in ongoing collaboration and consultation with colleagues regarding best practices for promoting the emotional, social, academic, and behavioral success of all students.
“I provide empathetic support and encouragement with a focus on individual student strengths and successes, and I use humor and a laid back style to cultivate connection and comfort.”
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