Therapy is a relationship. It's important that you feel I am a good fit for you before beginning our therapeutic relationship. If you would like to call and ask questions about what to expect in therapy, if you have questions about rates or your insurance coverage at Chequamegon Counseling, or if you would just like to chat and get to know me better, please call! If it seems like I am not the right person for you, I would be happy to direct you to other resources.
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Brittany Kuka, LPC
I graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Children's Mental Health. I completed an internship at the Alaska Child Trauma Center, working with both a therapeutic preschool and the Alaska Native Head Start. I spent four years working at Birchwood Behavioral Health in Anchorage, Alaska. For three of these years I worked with teenage girls living in residential treatment, providing trauma informed care to them and their families. During my last year at Birchwood, I helped to start and operate an outpatient therapy program for children and adults. In 2017, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize this frequently in my therapy. I have specialized training in EMDR with Play Therapy as well as EMDR with Military/Veterans. I also have additional training in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I use many different therapy techniques, and enjoy working with each client to find what works best for them.
Life can be challenging, but you don't have to face it alone. Whether you are not feeling like yourself, or you are trying to heal from past trauma, therapy can empower you to find solutions and become resilient.
Individual therapy may be right for you if you are struggling with any of the following: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief, trauma, attachment issues, major life transitions, stress management, parenting and family issues, behavioral issues in children, or any other mental health concern.
Individual therapy is available for children, teens, and adults. I offer therapy at my Washburn office, as well as a school-based service in some local schools.
Group therapy has many benefits. It is a great place to practice skills that you are working on in individual therapy (it is not necessary to be in individual therapy in order to attend groups). It is also a good place to connect with others who are experiencing similar life challenges, and to recognize that you are not alone in your struggle. You may be able to both give and receive help in the group, as well as learn applicable skills that can be practiced in a safe and nonjudgmental place.
Groups will be offered as needs arise. Examples include couples groups, parenting skills groups, CBT for anxiety groups, mindfulness groups, grief and loss groups, etc. If you are interested in having me offer a particular group, please let me know!
Family therapy is a very versatile type of therapy. Each family is unique, but one thing remains true about all families-the entire family is affected by the actions of each family member, good and bad. The saying "no person is an island"rings true when it comes to families.
Family therapy can be used to prepare for a divorce or remarriage, handle a death or loss, or handle a family member's mental health or behavioral issue that is affecting the family. Family therapy can also be used when families desire to have stronger communication and more meaningful relationships, or when they wish to heal from a familial trauma together.