Big Welcome to Brittainy!

Brittainy is an LPC-Associate working under the supervision of Lauren Smith, M.A., LPC-S. She is super excited to join the ThrivED Together team and mission. We are equally excited to have her join us. She’s laid back, has a strong desire to learn, and super easy to talk with.

We wanted you all to get to know her like we have and thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A session with her so you can get to know her.

The meals she is currently providing support at are: breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday plus lunch on Thursday. She’d love to have you join her at one of those by registering on our site!

First, a little about you? How’d you get here? Why’d you choose therapy?
In college, I started off on the exercise physiology track, with the goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. During my junior year, I realized that I actually didn’t enjoy what I was learning or practicing, so I decided to change majors. I was able to recognize how beneficial therapy had been in my life, so I decided to finish up a bachelor’s degree in Professional Development and then move on to my master’s in Professional Counseling.

Why’d you choose to work with Eating Disorders at ThrivED Together?

I have always felt drawn to work with clients struggling with Eating Disorders or Substance Abuse. I can’t tell you exactly why, but I’ve been very passionate about those specific topics since starting my master’s degree curriculum. I was really hoping to gain meaningful experience under a clinician who specialized in working with clients with Eating Disorders, and then I stumbled upon ThrivED! I was immediately impressed with the concept and the sense of community that Carol and Heather strive to build, and I just knew I had to get involved!

Favorite vacation spot?

My favorite vacation spot so far is Santa Barbara, CA. Although I really liked Cabo when I visited.. and it’s tough to beat New York during Christmastime!

Favorite food?
I really enjoy Tex-Mex food.. nachos, quesadillas, queso.

Favorite self-care activity?
I love a good bubble bath!

Favorite book/movie/TV show?

My favorite book is called Take the Stairs by Rory Vaden.

Any hobbies?
I love to read! I played golf in college, so I like to play golf when I can, too. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband and kiddos.

If you are interested in working with Brittainy for individual sessions, feel free to email her at brittainymayes at gmail dot com.

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