Briana Fitzpatrick has a Master of Social Work with an emphasis on LGBTQ issues degree from Hunter College. She has over 10 years of experience working with communities that have been marginalized and has a unique understanding of how mental health is impacted by oppression, isms, and changes in support systems. She became interested in mental health because as a bisexual, Latina woman involved in activism, she witnessed many community members experience depression and anxiety with no access to culturally competent supportive services. Her experience working with LGBTQ homeless youth, veterans, and emerging adults uniquely positions her to support clients through life transitions and living authentically. She does this by reframing negative thoughts, teaching grounding skills, and creating safe environments to explore feelings using ego psychology and narrative therapy to empower her clients. When not working, she enjoys cooking with lots of spices, watching football (go Seahawks), playing with her dog Heidi, and DIY home improvement projects.
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t. - John Green