I know that coming to therapy can be very anxiety-inducing. You are coming to my home office, sharing your most vulnerable thoughts and emotions with me, a stranger, trusting I will make you better. A stressful thought, for sure!
I designed my space with you in mind, seriously. I have a home office so that our work does not feel ‘sterile’ or formal. My goal was to make the space peaceful, private and comfortable for you.
My office is located in the East Forest Park area of Springfield; parking is easy in the driveway or on the street. (Due to it being a home office, I do not provide the street address until it is clear we will be working together.)
From the moment you leave your car, you enter a calm and beautiful space. The walkway to the waiting room helps to set the tone. As you meander through a garden bed, your senses are soothed and you are encouraged to momentarily put aside your worries. The waiting room looks out onto a smaller flower bed, full of seasonal color and butterflies (if you are lucky!).
For greater client privacy, my waiting room is located at the back of the house. Clients enter through the waiting room and leave through the front door of the house, so there is minimal possibility of clients meeting one another (which is nice in a small community). Sound machines and sound proofing are in the waiting room and restroom to ensure your conversations are kept private.
If a parent or spouse is waiting, he/she cannot hear what is happening in the therapy office.
No one else is at my home while I am working…my home is my office during working hours.
The therapy room is designed to be visually pleasing and comfortable, so you feel relaxed, ‘at home’, and ready to work!
“Bri has created a safe space where even the most difficult memories, feelings and obstacles seem manageable.” — Kristen
Our therapy will be joined by my papillon, Maya.
Maya loves to greet people and is sensitive to people’s emotions. She is older and adds a calming energy to our sessions.
“As an animal lover, I enjoy the company of her dog during our sessions. There have been a number of occasions where she’s actually contributed to the therapeutic process.” — Lisa
Lastly, as welcoming as the space is, I realize there may be some situations which make it impossible to physically attend sessions. Due to this, I may provide video sessions in very specific situations.