Brittany

Tranter

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Registered Social Worker
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English

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

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Brittany works with young adults to improve the overall quality of their day-to-day life. 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. In the long term, she can help you address the root causes of your challenges.

Brittany can support you with issues related to body image and self-esteem. Brittany will help you challenge your inner critic and understand how unrealistic ideals in society have affected you personally. She’ll support you to develop self-compassion and self-confidence as you recognize your self-worth, challenge your negative thinking, and establish healthy boundaries in your life.

Brittany can also work with you to overcome past trauma. This could be a specific traumatic event or long-term exposure to trauma. Brittany recognizes that trauma affects everyone differently. 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, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Brittany provides a safe, non-judgmental space to share your experiences honestly and authentically. She’ll work with you to tailor therapy to your unique needs and lifestyle. Brittany believes that you are the expert of your life. She’ll help you use your own strengths and experiences to achieve your goals and make positive change in your life.

Right for you if:

You're looking for support with anxiety and/or depression.
You're struggling with body image and/or self-esteem.
You want a safe, non-judgemental space to work through past traumas.
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

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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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