Brionna was raised on a 75 acre farm in Idaho. She grew up creating adventure outdoors, surrounded herself around animals, and was always active with school sports and other extracurricular activities. She was recruited to play volleyball for California Lutheran University; where she was a collegiate athlete for 4 years. She was co-captain and starting libero her junior and senior year. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and a minor in Philosophy, and had planned to pursue her teaching credential in special education.
After graduating, Brionna began working at Casa Pacifica, a non-profit residential treatment center for youth. After 6 months of working in the boys 12-18 year old residential cottage, she discovered a passion for helping youth at risk. She changed her career direction, and obtained her Masters of Arts in Psychology at Phillips Graduate Institute.
Brionna worked for several different community based programs for Casa Pacifica. One program, Therapeutic Behavioral services which work with youth in the community who are at risk of losing their current housing or schooling environment due to their behaviors. She held two separate roles there, as both a Specialist and later on as a Clinical Supervisor. She also worked for the WRAP Around Program as a Family Facilitator, which supported the transition of youth back into their family of origin’s home as well as supported the maintenance of staying in their current placement. She provided per diem therapeutic support for the Children’s Intensive Response Team, which was a crisis program in Ventura County for youth. She also provided therapeutic services for Kindle Family Finding, a program that supported the re-connection of foster youth to blood relatives. Brionna has also worked for Ventura County Behavioral Health in both the Children and Families Clinic which serviced client’s ages 5-18, as well as for the Transitional Age Youth Clinic which serviced client’s ages 18-26.
In 2011, Brionna began to pursue her goal of owning a private practice. Here, she developed a reputation for working successfully with youth ages 5-18 and their families, as well as young adults ages 18-27. Please check out “My Practice” for areas of expertise, pricing, etc.