Hello and Welcome
My name is DeAnne Brining and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Sacramento, CA. This website was created to assist those who would like to learn about my therapeutic outlook, my clinical focus, and the work I find invaluable. It is my intent that this website will prove valuable to those interested in making a choice to begin therapy with me, or those interested in obtaining education regarding the prevalent issue of sex-trafficking in America.
Choosing the right therapist is obviously an important part of successful therapy. The relationship between the therapist and client must be a ‘good fit’ and one that is grounded in trust. We begin by identifying the existing issues and problems that are preventing you from being the whole person you can be and engaging in the full life you were meant to live. We will explore life stressors, areas where you feel stuck, or ways in which you engage in self-sabotage and self-damaging choices. We can also address your history of trauma, and identify the cognitive distortions and worn-out patterns of behaviors that originate from early trauma, and that are preventing you from living a healthy productive life. Our work will focus on a positive future that includes replacing familiar dysfunctional patterns with newfound productive insights that allow you to be present and mindful rather than reactive and regressive.
It takes courage and commitment to delve deep into one’s soul for the purpose of growth, change, and the opportunity to thrive as a fully engaged human being. As your therapist my goal is to help you discover your original potential and find your path to a truly joyful and fulfilling life. I work from a psychodynamic approach and utilize interventions from cognitive, behavioral, and family systems. My approach focuses on the whole person: mind, body, emotions and soul. We must acknowledge and address all the components of our humanness if we want to live whole lives.
Areas of Clinical Focus:
- Victims of human trafficking
- Life changes/stressors: job loss, divorce, death, relocation
- Physical/sexual/emotional abuse victims
- Couples Issues
- Work related stress
- Adolescent Issues
- Victims of Crime Program
- Christian Counseling
- Postpartum Depression