Brittanie Dacus, Counseling Intern

Who Am I?

I am a caring, determined, compassionate individual who is more than eager to help those around me. Experiencing severe anxiety/PTSD has made me more aware of what it’s like to feel alone and as if you have no one to talk to. This is why I’m becoming a therapist.

Living with anxiety can be very draining and it will cause a ripple effect within your relationships if it’s not properly managed. When the pandemic initially hit, it was important for me to find different ways to manage my anxiety without driving myself and those around me crazy. I found myself highly sensitive to large crowds, unknown places, and unfamiliar routes to various destinations.

One day, I asked a former friend where she purchased her recent plants because they were extremely lush and beautiful. That is the day I begin my journey of exercising a different route with managing and controlling my anxiety.  Being around plants and becoming a plant mom has helped me realize how peaceful life is when I’m not feeling so anxious. I want others to experience that. 

As a former secretary of a high school, I interacted with not only my students but their parents and other adults working within the school system. I believe that experience helped me to want to pursue becoming a counselor because I saw a lot of frustration, hurt, depression, anxiety, and stress that other people were also dealing with. I want to help others learn to manage their emotions and learn to function in a more productive way so that it does not cripple them like my experience.

I have completed my B.S in Psychology from Appalachian State University and I am currently in the final stages of completing my MS in Mental Health Counseling with Grand Canyon University.

Through my practicum and internship at Stegall Counseling PLLC, I have been able to observe and consult with an intensively trained DBT therapist. I find Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) focused therapy to be similar to how I like to solve issues or problems. DBT incorporates parts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT focuses on increasing mindfulness skills, decreasing intense emotions, being able to regulate emotions, and increasing more appropriate interpersonal (relationship) skills with others. I find that I am more focused on helping individuals identify negative thinking patterns and finding healthy ways to change those patterns.

I am very excited to be here and to soak up as much knowledge as I can from my colleagues, while aiding in providing a safe and healthy individualized treatment plans for my clients.

Schedule with me today and let’s begin working on what is causing you to feel like you are struggling or feel like you are stuck. Let’s begin to THRIVE.

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Ready to Talk?

If you want real answers to managing your anxiety, low self-esteem, or behavioral concerns, contact me now for a free consultation or to book an appointment. Let me come alongside your story.

When working with clients, I follow my professional guidelines which are the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. Below you can review these ethical guidelines so that you are also informed on how I make ethical decisions.

Brittanie does not accept insurance but does offer $50/session or a sliding scale as needed.

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Brittanie is receiving supervision from Lauren Stegall, LCMHC, NCC, LRT/CTRS under her licensure #13219.