– Brianna Wiest
I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with a passion for helping others, learn how to live a more fulfilled and authentic life. Using practical and action-oriented approaches with consistent humanistic fundamentals, I help people to reconnect with their real self, improve their wellbeing and achieve their goals. My approach is not judge-mental and collaborative. We will work as a team to help you make positive changes: reduce suffering as efficiently as possible, enhance existing strengths and teach you skills that you need to build the life you want.
I have a MA (Hons.) in applied psychology from Jagiellonian University (Poland) and a Postgraduate diploma (Hons.) in cognitive-behavioral therapy from ICHAS (Ireland). I also completed extensive training in the area of cognitive therapy from the Beck Institute (USA). As a therapist I work under constant supervision and, I use a cognitive-behavioral approach in accordance with the ethics set by the Psychological Society of Ireland and the British Psychological Society.
My clinical background has also been in the areas of problem-solving treatment, behavioral activation. These types of treatment work either as stand-alone types of treatment or as complements to Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
When working with adults I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, low self-esteem, sense of not feeling good enough, PTSD and personality disorders. I have developed my skills by taking an internship in counselling centers, psychiatric clinic, hospitals and in hospices by working with people with depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as working as a school psychologist with children and youths with behavioral disorders.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one of the most studied methods of therapeutic treatments. The main idea behind this approach is the believe that thoughts, emotions and human behaviors influence each other creating behavioral patterns that are not always beneficial to us. Therapy helps in realising the dependence that connects thoughts, emotions and behavior and aims to change behavior and ways of thinking so that we promote proper functioning.
Languages: English and Polish.