Brittany Kleinschnitz

Brittany Kleinschnitz (they/them)

Clinical Social Work Associate

CSWA, PPSC

Hi! My name is Brittany (they/them). I'm a queer, non-binary nature-based/eco therapist working at the Center at Heron Hill in Canby, OR.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-447-2366

22018 S Central Point Rd.

Canby, 97013

At a Glance

Me

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2022

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card
  • OHP Pacific Source Community Solutions
  • OHP Trillium

My Background and Approach

I am interested in the connections between mental and environmental health. My journey to the mental health field began after working in wildlife biology and ecology for a number of years. I hold an MSW with a focus on working in Indigenous and Rural communities from Cal Poly Humboldt and previously received an Associates in Natural Resources from Columbia College and a Bachelors in Visual Art and Literature from Bennington College. I have experience in wilderness therapy working with high-needs individuals and as a school social worker with K-12th grade students. I am certified in Yoga Calm social-emotional yoga for youth. I am also a trained Level 1 Brainspotter and am Level 1 Ecotherapy trained through Earth Body Institute. My practice is guided by transpersonal and humanistic psychology, with a focus on ecotherapy, trauma, attachment, mindfulness, somatics, art therapy, and grief work. I also host monthly Eco Grief and Anxiety Circles.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I fundamentally believe that our core trauma is severed belonging - from one another, from the Earth, and from ourselves. Through my work I hope to create a container for people to explore what it means to remember this belonging and return to meaningful connection. I am interested in working with people of all ages, families, grievers, historically marginalized communities such as LGBTQ+ youth and Indigenous peoples, and anyone seeking to deepen their relationship with themselves and the Earth.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Gender Identity External link

    As a queer non-binary therapist I have first hand, lived experience with gender issues.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    I have been exploring and studying grief and loss since 2016 when I experienced my own tragic personal loss. I also specialize in eco-grief and have been running eco-grief circles for a year and a half.

  • Anxiety External link

    Much of my work with teens and young adults in wilderness therapy entailed creating more effective ways for students to cope with anxiety and depression and to learn self-regulation skills.

  • Spirituality External link

    I have been exploring the intersections of spirituality, ecology, and mental health since 2016 and am deeply interested in how cultivating spiritual practice supports a sense of belonging and wellness in people and communities.

  • Historical Trauma External link

    My MSW focused on working in Indigenous and rural communities. Historical trauma is a fundamental aspect of many Indigenous folks' experiences, and I learned this first hand from my Indigenous peers, clients, and professors.

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