Brittany P. Male

MSW, LCSW, CADC, Clinician and Owner

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From an early age, I had decided I wanted to become a social worker. Having had the opportunity to observe the role of a social worker as someone who helped clients overcome obstacles they faced by empowering them to become the best versions of themselves. Since becoming a social worker in 2010, I realized that social work was not just a career path, but instead, my soul's work and life's passion. I have experience working  in a variety of settings including schools, domestic violence shelters, community mental health agencies, adventure/expressive therapy practices, hospitals, and group practices. I'm grateful for the opportunity to now have opened my own private practice where I can do the work I love and serve the community I belong to. 

Allowing someone to see the most vulnerable parts of oneself takes immense courage, and I am grateful to be allowed the opportunity. I strive to create a genuine and collaborative environment, viewing the therapeutic relationship as an important part of the healing process. In providing a safe and supportive environment I strive to empower my clients to face life’s difficulties with my encouragement and guidance. I see my primary function as meeting a client where they are at and letting them direct the session where it needs to go. To do so, I utilize a eclectic variety of therapeutic models, recognizing that each client I work with is unique. Some of these models include humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, expressive therapy, narrative therapy, and strengths based therapy. With every therapeutic model I use, I remain fully present and dedicated,  while emphasizing the importance of the combined effort between the therapist and client. 

Brittany Male belongs to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), which works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

Specializes In:

Substance Abuse Disorders, Process/Behavioral Addictions, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Depression, Anxiety, Codependency, Anger Management, Adolescents Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Issues Unique to LGBTQ, and Grief and Loss.

If you're ready to schedule an appointment with Brittany, call (217) 471-4229 or email contact.blackberry@blackberrycounselingcenter.com today! 

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