balance psychotherapy's approach
Balance Psychotherapy's approach to therapy is one where Clara Brennecke (C.B.) honors and respects each individual's varying background, values & belief systems, and general world view.
Clara recognizes that going to therapy is not only a demonstration of love to yourself but also a very courageous step towards change. She believes that being in a safe judgment-free environment helps create an open and honest dialogue.
C.B.'s role as a therapist is to assist her clients in gaining insight and using their strengths to stop feeling stuck, and to improve relationships with themselves and others. She believes that long lasting change begins when you start loving, listening to and respecting ones self.
LGBTQIA + and People of Color inclusive
A brief list of what C.B. specializes in:
Anxiety - Depression -perinatal mood disorders - Parenting - Life Transitions - Relationship Issues - trauma - divorce/break-up support
Person Centered - Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) -cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) -attachment focused - Strength Base - mindfulness
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) - National Certified Counselor (NCC).
C.B attended Adler School of Professional Psychology where she received her Masters degree in Clinical Counseling. C.B's experience includes working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. She has formal training in trauma informed therapy, perinatal mood disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness based therapy. Her experience includes assisting victims of human trafficking, refugee populations, and teens with complex family dynamics. She also worked with parents/guardians wanting to learn how to better support their children go through emotional and behavioral challenges. In the community mental health setting, C.B was able to assist teen mothers and mothers- to- be, helping them cope with the challenges of motherhood, brining a new baby home and perinatal mood disorders. C.B has received advanced training through Postpartum Support International and she is currently working towards obtaining her certification in perinatal mental health.
In the hospital setting, C.B. worked closely with adult populations dealing with mood disorders, self injury behaviors, grief , complex histories of trauma and life transitions.
C.B is particularly interested in dealing with issues including self-esteem, relationships, depression, perinatal mental health, and anxiety. C.B enjoys working with artistic folks and those in the creative fields.