Brittany Hopkins, MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Hi, I'm Brittany. I have a passion for working with clients facing a wide variety of concerns, including women’s issues, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, life transitions, substance use disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns. I believe that counseling is an individual journey that is unique to each client. I believe in collaborating with each client to identify their personal goals for the counseling experience. I enjoy helping clients develop self compassion as they identify and harness their unique strengths.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC009824) in the Sate of Georgia and a National Certified Counselor (336444). I am also a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS1871) in the state of Georgia. In addition to providing in person counseling to clients in my Atlanta office, I am also approved to provide tele-health via virtual video sessions to clients located in Georgia and Florida. My educational experience includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Women's Studies, and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University. My professional experience includes working as both a therapist and clinical director in residential and outpatient treatment settings for adults with substance use disorders and eating disorders. I also have experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues in a behavioral health hospital setting.
My approach to counseling is person centered and strengths based. I believe that each of us has unique personal strengths that can be utilized to assist us in making positive changes. I work with clients to identify and cultivate the personal strengths that they already possess, rather than solely focusing on the problem that they're experiencing. I also incorporate interventions from CBT, DBT and mindfulness based approaches into my therapeutic work. My approach to counseling clients in recovery includes an understanding of 12 step programs for substance use disorders as well as alternative and mindfulness based recovery approaches. I encourage clients to pursue an approach that will best fit their unique needs.
In my personal life, I enjoy staying active in my personal yoga practice, trying new restaurants with friends and family, and spending time outside with my dog Sadie.