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Brooke Halliday, MA, LPCC
Hey there. I’m so glad you are here. My name is Brooke Halliday, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who has a passion for helping people live lives more in line with their authentic selves. I received my undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University majoring in Counseling Psychology and Criminal Justice before getting my master degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.
I’ve been a therapist in the mental health field for about seven years and primarily work with clients ages 16 and up dealing with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, stress, major life events and more. I aim to create a non-judgmental space for my clients to show up just as they are. I believe in working collaboratively with clients using humor, validation, and empathy to build a solid connection which allows for clients to feel safe enough to try new ways of being and achieve their goals. In my experience I've found that, clients have the capacity within themselves for healing, when given the space to do so. Being able to witness my client's stories, their healing, and them making progress towards their goals is what keeps me passionate and in this field.
I pull from a variety of theoretical orientations during therapy depending on what each individual person needs. I believe for therapy to be effective, treatment approaches must be tailored to each individual person.
I strongly rely on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which I received EMDRIA approved training for, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and other approaches as needed to help my clients reach their goals in a way that best fits for them. There is no "right" approach to therapy, only what works best for each person.