Providing therapy for Evanston adults and adolescents.
“It is my belief that each individual is not only unique, but also incredibly resilient in their ability to overcome and find ways to survive painful life experiences. While this incredible ability to overcome and adapt serves to protect us from future hurt, it can sometimes also move us further away from the things in life that bring us joy and a sense of purpose. Within the therapeutic relationship, I strive to work side by side with clients as a team to explore and navigate how their presenting concerns are impeding their ability to connect fully with themselves, others, and the world around them in a way that feels meaningful for them. I see the relationship between the client and myself as playing an integral role within the therapeutic relationship, with an aim to provide a non-judgmental and unconditionally empathic space where clients feel safe to explore the parts of themselves that are often hidden away.
“I recognize the courage and strength it takes to come into therapy and ‘unpack’ the more vulnerable pieces of who we are. It is human to struggle, and it is also human to seek out support from others who will walk your unique journey with you. I work from a relational, psychodynamic approach that is collaborative and client focused. I firmly believe that the relationships in our lives and our individual experiences, particularly those from our childhood, shape not only who we are but also how we perceive and interact with the world around us. I also integrate evidence-based practices, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), into my relational approach with clients.
“I consider it an honor to be welcomed into my client’s world and believe it is a privilege to be trusted with the more painful aspects of what make us human. I also deeply value the differences each individual has, including differing identities pertaining to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and faith/religion. It is my goal to provide a space where clients feel accepted and seen in their various identities, as well as an environment where they are safe to be their true authentic self.”
Eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, sexual assault/abuse survivors, women’s issues, life transitions, undergraduate/graduate school mental health, and stress management.
Dr. Brittany Findlan, LPC, Psy.D. (she/her/hers) graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2021 where she was awarded her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) degree. Dr. Findlan completed her pre-doctoral internship at Ball State University Counseling Center, with a focus on eating disorders, women’s issues, and trauma. She also received her Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2014 from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dr. Findlan has worked in a multitude of mental health settings, including: residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and college/university counseling centers. She is a postdoctoral fellow at Mindful Psychology Associates, which means that she is working toward licensure as a clinical psychologist and, as such, is directly supervised by Licensed Clinical Psychologist Michelle Gebhardt, Psy.D., CEDS-S.
Dr. Findlan offers sliding scale therapy slots for clients who may have no mental health coverage or who may be facing financial hardships. She is available to see clients Monday through Friday, with evening hour availability throughout the week.