I was born and raised in the sunny state of Florida and attended Florida Gulf Coast University for both my undergrad and graduate degrees. In the summer during graduate school I traveled to Ghana in West Africa to conduct a research project and brought back findings to share at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) yearly conference. I was also nominated and elected Social Work Student of the Year by my professors and peers for the NASW Florida chapter. I enjoyed sharing stories of my work to help my classmates learn what textbook scenarios look like in real life.
The majority of my career has been in an inpatient setting where I had the opportunity to be there during often the darkest times of someones life. On the unit I worked with children as young as 4 up to the geriatric population and my approach was quite similar despite the differences in age. I have a positive outlook and resourceful nature; if I don't know the answer I will do my best to find it. I often use a solution-focused approach to issues by guiding my clients to discover their ability to conquer problems they face with their own inner strengths. I also use a cognitive-based approach to teach people how to change their thoughts resulting in improved mental health. I have had great success working with teens to improve their lives and their relationship with their parents.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder Read more...
LCSW #15538 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
My daughter did not want to do therapy at all. I believe Brittany’s welcoming attitude and demeanor helped ease my daughter’s hesitancy to participate. I would definitely recommend her to others in need.
Brittany has been so helpful and understanding in helping me get to know myself and overcome any problems I may be facing. I would recommend her to anyone.
I am beyond thankful for the counseling that I have received from Brittany Garrod. Through counseling, I am in a better place than I ever have been. I am able to manage my emotions, prevent anxiety attacks, and calm the ones that may begin. I have always felt safe and comfortable when sharing private information with Brittany. I know that she respects and supports me!
Brittany is very focused on practical ways to improve. She is caring and compassionate. I would recommend her to anyone!
Brittany is very caring and gives good answers right when I need them. Very practical approach and with attentive touch when sensitive themes comes to the session.
Brittany is caring, attentive, knowledgeable, and provides me with the resources I need to improve.
She is a great help with my anxiety.
She has been excellent at listening to me when I feel like I can’t talk to anybody else. She offers a lot of active practices that help make small differences in your life.