A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein
In-person (North Location), Telehealth
Adults, Children, Teens, Youth
Offers in-person sessions Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at our north location
Brittany Tyrrell, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Brittany is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Texas. She received her Master’s in Social Work at Boston College in 2020 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston University. She has several years of working in therapy with children, teens and adolescents. She has worked in outpatient settings, school settings, and most recently at a residential treatment facility for adolescents struggling with mental health. Brittany specializes in trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and relationships. Additionally, she has her EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) basic training certificate, which can be beneficial for those struggling with trauma. She has a great deal of experience working with youth that struggles with trauma, suicidal thoughts or self-injurious behaviors, behavioral issues, and family conflict. Brittany was born and raised in Massachusetts. She enjoys time with her friends and her dog and exploring new restaurants around Austin, as well as baking tasty treats. She also loves to read, be outside, and travel to new destinations.
Hello! I am happy you are here to start exploring getting help for yourself or your child. The biggest step is deciding you need help and asking for it, so good job taking this leap! My goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment to help you achieve your goals, whether that is working through a stressful time, or building skills to be less stressed and more confident. I hope to work with you to lead a healthier life and feel more fulfilled.
How I Work
Starting therapy can be intimidating. I like to start with making sure you feel safe and comfortable in the environment. Next, I want to go over your goals of starting therapy to ensure we are on the same page. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all, therefore, one approach does not work for everyone. I use a combination on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and coping skills and mindfulness. I emphasize a strength-based approach to build on the skills you already have and will gently push you to see yourself in a brighter light.
Therapy is not one-size-fits-all, therefore, one approach does not work for everyone. I use a combination on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and coping skills and mindfulness.
What made you decide to become a counselor?
I started out working in schools where I loved helping those who needed extra support, guidance, and someone to listen and encourage them. From there, I pursued social work as it is a holistic approach to individuals and their environment.
If you could teach the world one skill or technique to improve their lives, what would it be?
Managing emotions successfully. Life will always have ups and downs as will our emotions.
Being able to properly manage anger, sadness, anxiety, boredom and even happiness will help you navigate life with more ease, and help you get through the emotions easier.
Have you personally been in counseling and if so, what did you learn about yourself?
Counseling has been an important aspect understanding myself and making me a stronger and calmer individual. It also helped me be a better therapist! You cannot take care of others, if you do not take care of yourself first. I have learned to have more self-acceptance, more self-love, and improve self-care.
If you could recommend one book to all your clients, what would it be?
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk and for parents, Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline
Who is your ideal client?
Someone who is ready to do some self-reflection and make some positive changes.
What inspires you to help others?
Helping people find peace and see changes within themselves.
How do you personally practice self-care?
I practice self-care through mindfulness, spending time with loved ones and my dog, being
outside, and cooking and baking.
If you are hosting a dinner party, who are the 3 people you would invite and why?
Three dear friends that live far away from me, so we can catch up and reconnect. In person social connection in very important to me and good for the soul.
How do you relate to Mindfulness? How do you incorporate it in your sessions?
To me, mindfulness is having self-awareness of your body and mind and being able to calm it down. One way I use mindfulness is by imagining I am cleaning out my brain when I am
overwhelmed to help clear my head. In sessions, I will teach you other calming methods that we can practice together and you can incorporate into your daily life.