Brenna Davey received her Master of Social Work degree with a clinical concentration from the State University at Albany in 2013. She also has an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Hudson Valley Community College and a bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Since that time, she has worked in medical, mental health, and criminal justice settings.
Brenna’s professional experience has primarily been working with adults, children, and families within the child welfare, mental health, and criminal justice systems. Throughout the years, several tools have allowed her to assist others. Working from a strengths-based approach, person-in-environment, and trauma-informed perspective, Brenna’s goal is to serve as a safe space for her clients to be able to examine and see themselves for all that they are. She believes that we are all our own best healers and, at times, need support to be able to recognize that. Brenna also recognizes the importance of feeling safe in your own body through nervous system regulation, and can provide education and tools to support this.
Brenna believes that healing has the potential to be integrated in various ways, and has found physical movement to be tremendously helpful. In her own healing journey, she has utilized yoga, Bikram hot yoga, equine therapy, CrossFit, hiking, Reiki, and meditation as tools to guide her back to herself. She is also a Level 2 Usui Reiki practitioner.
Brenna believes that happiness comes from living an authentic life. She is happiest in nature and spending time with horses. Brenna lives upstate with her partner, pup, and kitties.