Brittany

Tranter

MSW RSW
she/her
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Brittany is here to support you with self-esteem, body image, past trauma, and self-care.

Brittany works with young adults to help them address depression, anxiety, and stress. These issues can often manifest because of other challenges like low self-esteem, body image issues, or past trauma. Brittany can help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and increase self-awareness. In the short term, she’ll help you develop strategies to manage anxiety and stress, and in the long term she’ll help you address the root causes of your challenges. 

Brittany also works with people affected by past trauma. This could be a specific traumatic event or long-term exposure to trauma. Brittany can help you understand, identify, and break habits caused by past trauma. She’ll help you address guilt and shame, and overcome communication and relationship challenges. She’ll support you to develop self-care practices that include physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Brittany is from Northwestern Ontario and understands the issues that people from isolated rural communities face (e.g., fewer mental health resources, social isolation, dual relationships with professionals, etc.). She will ensure that therapy is accessible and relevant to you. Brittany provides a safe, non-judgmental space to share your experiences and develop a new sense of self. Brittany believes that you are the expert. She’ll help you build on your strengths to make positive changes in your life. 

Right for you if:

You're looking for support with anxiety and/or depression.
You want a safe, non-judgement space to work through past traumas.
You're struggling with body image and/or self-esteem.
You prefer a person-centered, conversational and collaborative approach to therapy.

More about

Brittany

Master of Social Work, Lakehead University (2021)

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Lakehead University (2020)

Social Service Worker Program, Confederation College (2017)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Fundamentals Program (University of Toronto)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills (Psychwire)

Four Seasons of Reconciliation Training (Reconciliation Education)

San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (San’yas)

Trauma Recovery: Processing Guilt & Shame Training (Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW)

Ontario Association of Social Workers

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
To me, good mental health looks like constantly learning and growing. It's allowing yourself to live authentically, being kind to yourself when you make mistakes, and using your experience to figure out what's important to you. Good mental health looks different for everyone, so it's hard to describe what it is. It's easier to describe what it isn't: being "happy" all the time. It's more about finding meaning in all of your experiences.
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
One thing I do to take care of my own mental health is to lean into the things that make me feel like me. Whether that means spending time with people that you can be yourself around, or watching your favourite show, it's healthy to do things that reinforce your identity, and make you feel like yourself. Feeling good and like yourself increases your confidence, improves your relationships, and maintains your mental health.
What is a challenge or change that you’ve experienced recently?
One internal challenge that I had recently was a life transition that made me doubt myself. As I was going through it, all of the uncertainty made me anxious, but as the transition happened, I realized that it was an opportunity rather that a setback.

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