Brinita Dutt, MA, CCPA
I work from a trauma-informed counselling approach that revolves around collaborative learning, mean-making, connection, and discovery. I have arrived at this strength-based and client-centred approach following 13 years of experience in the social services field. In my work I have had years of experience connecting with a broad range of clients from various demographic, gender, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, youths, teens, and families to meet their unique goals . In addition to this work, I’ve facilitated groups around managing anger, emotional regulation, and parenting skills both in-person and remotely .
I hold a professional membership in good standing with CCPA. I’ve been trained in Basic EMDR and have been certified in Narrative Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy. I am currently training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I’ve also completed training in and have experience with attachment-based, CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, crisis intervention, LGBTQ2S+, indigenous-informed, and strength-based counselling methodologies.
I have worked hard to be able to travel to many countries around the world and have been lucky enough to see different cultural expressions of emotion. I have a deep love for learning not only through academics but through experience and witnessing the journeys of others. There is so much wisdom in lived experience that cannot be taught in a classroom. Intuition has a large part of this learning for me and how I work in general.
I strongly believe that all relationships require intentional investment in order to thrive and survive hardships. As such, I am grateful for my family (both the one I was born into and the one I have created with those I feel close to). For me there has been so much healing in play, connection, nature, and laughter.
I value respect, safety, authenticity, and recognizing our shared human experience when working with clients. I truly believe that every person has their own journey and their own path towards self-understanding. My priority is honouring the time and energy you choose to invest in your self-work with me.