Brie Sutton, Graduate Intern, Counseling Psychology
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu
I am a cisgender, queer, African American woman who grew up in inner city Baltimore. I received my undergraduate degree from McDaniel College majoring in English and Psychology. I am currently pursuing training to become a mental health therapist at the University of Baltimore’s Counseling Psychology program. As someone who has experienced marginalization in many spaces: I know how it feels to not able to feel like you can be your authentic self, how it feels to not feel accepted and loved for who you are, and how it feels to not be able to live in your truth due to judgement from others.
My approach to therapy is person-centered in nature, which means that my main goal is to help each person to live a life that matches their authentic selves. I want to help each client unconditionally accept themselves with the use of empathy and understanding in the therapy session. I am not the expert on your story. You are the expert and I only seek to empower clients to share their stories and feel accepted during the therapy process.
My experience lies in working with POC who suffer from anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences. Outside of the therapy room, I am most passionate about social justice and advocacy work. I am also passionate about LGBTQ+ , racial, and gender issues.
In my free time, I enjoy writing poetry and reading comic books.
$10 per session and no insurance filed. Brie has almost completed her Master's program and is supervised by Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C.