peace of mind. peaceful life. 

Brianna Farnsworth

Potential Seeker, Tranquility Guide, Dedicated Learner, Plant, Animal, and Nature Lover
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Areas of expertise. 

Anxiety, Depression, Relationships and Dating, Family and Couples, Adolescents, Coming of age, Life Changes and Transitions, Addictions, Women’s Issues, College Students, Authenticity and Self-actualization, and Career Counseling

Approach.

Wellness model, Client-centered, Evidence-based, Impact Therapy, CBT, REBT, Psychoanalytic,

Existential Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Art Therapy

I wholeheartedly believe that each individual possesses, within themselves, the ability to grow and change. My goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are and help you along on your journey. Life pulls us in many directions and it is my belief that the therapeutic process should help you cope and move fluidly through the good, the bad, and the ugly. I don’t want to waste your valuable time with therapist cliches - “and how does that make you feel?” I believe each counseling theory has its strengths and its weaknesses, but I choose to focus on the strengths and pull them all into my integrated approach. Theories I reference are; Jungian, Rogerian, Adlerian, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Humanism, as well as taking the time to understand your cultural, spiritual, and religious practices.

The therapeutic process is a journey we take together, therefore I take the time to ensure it’s tailored to your specific needs.

A person is a fluid process, not a fixed and static entity; a flowing river of change, not a block of solid material; a continually changing constellation of potentialities, not a fixed quantity of traits.”

― Carl R. Rogers

Brianna Farnsworth, Graduate Level Intern

Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center

about.

Fiance, Hiker, Camper, Explorer, Curious about everything, Dog and Cat mom, Painter, Yogi, Roadtrip Enthusiast

I often surprise people when they find out my upbringing wasn’t cookie-cutter. Families are complicated, but I’m a firm believer that your family of origin does not determine your future. For a long time I’ve put my head down and worked; on school, on my career, on myself, on my relationships, for I believe that the conscious acceptance of one’s current circumstances gives way to growth and change. Being born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in rural West Virginia has given me a unique perspective into two kinds of life; slow and steady juxtaposed to fast and ever changing.I have worked in chemical dependency, private practice, and for a large hospital system. Private practice being my favorite so far, as it allows clinicians the freedom from being bogged down by large corporations, long waitlists, and getting lost within the numbers. My love of psychology, neuroscience, and counseling have motivated me to go above and beyond in my coursework and personal life. I truly love learning about the brain, personality, and theories.

My time as administrative staff, struggling with insurance companies in order to get things covered and paid for our clients, has given me a dedication and appreciation of the cost that goes into therapy. The goal is to help your clients move on from therapy, all the while knowing they have a safe place to return to should they need it. In my free time you can find me outdoors. I love hiking, camping, paddle boarding, road tripping, or just relaxing by a fire in my backyard. I have two dogs; Rory and Maple, and two cats; Miso and Sushi.

Professional Background.

Brianna is a graduate student at Marshall University where she studies a Masters of Arts in Counseling. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Fairmont State University, as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology. She is a member of Psi Chi and Chi Sigma Iota, which are lifetime honor societies for Psychology and Counseling students and professionals. She participates in the West Virginia ACEs Coalition task force which is dedicated to spreading awareness about ACEs and PACEs, and has served on Ethics boards for local

group homes in the Fairmont area.

Brianna is a member of several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association, American

Psychological Association, West Virginia Counseling Association, and AHIMA.

Memberships
  • American Counseling Association

  • American Psychological Association 

  • West Virginia Counseling Association

  • AHIMA