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Brenna Nelson, M.S. LMFT-A

 Adolescent Therapy Specialist at Growing Connections

Hello! I'm Brenna, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with a passion for supporting adolescents as they navigate the dynamic journey of their teenage years. 

Using a distinctive blend of art therapy intertwined with evidence-based practices, I tailor each therapeutic session to resonate with the unique essence of each teen I work with.

Understanding Adolescence:

The search for identity, growth, and exploration are hallmarks of the teenage years. It's a time when life can feel exceptionally intense, filled with the joys and challenges of evolving relationships, self-discovery, and sometimes remnants of past experiences.

Art Therapy: The Heart of My Approach

I've witnessed the transformative power of art in therapy. It's a language beyond words, offering teens a distinctive channel to express their feelings and process their experiences. No artistic skills? No worries! Art therapy is about expression, not perfection.

Together, we'll explore and address:

Teen Challenges: Adolescence comes with its own set of hurdles. From self-esteem issues to identity exploration and acceptance, I provide a supportive environment to make these years a tad smoother.

Trauma Healing: Past traumas shouldn't overshadow the present. We'll employ a compassionate approach, assisting you in understanding and healing from past experiences.

Authenticity: Delve into discovering the true self, liberating from societal expectations and patterns that might feel restrictive.

Family Dynamics: Families play a pivotal role during the teen years. We'll strive to enhance communication, mend conflicts, and strengthen the bond within the family.

A Little More About Me:

While my academic achievements, including a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, lay the foundation for my practice, it's my genuine love for what I do that truly makes a difference. Outside of therapy sessions, you can find me immersed in nature, painting, or cherishing moments with my loved ones.

For more detailed information about our practice, including the full range of services we offer and our team's diverse expertise, please visit our main website.

There, you'll find everything you need to know about how we can support you and your family's journey toward healing and growth.

Brenna practices under the supervision of Erica Carpenter, Ph.D., LMFT-S (#202458).