Bree is a Licensed Master Social Worker who enjoys working with all age groups while specializing in children and adolescents. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Grand Valley State University, then went on to attend Michigan State University where she received a Master of Clinical Social Work Degree with a concentration in evidence-based trauma treatment. Bree worked in community mental health for several years as a home-based therapist for children, adolescents and families before joining Pine Rest. In this role, Bree provided therapy, case management and crisis intervention with a focus on family preservation.
Bree uses a variety of treatment approaches including Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Management Training (PMTO), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness techniques, DBT skills and concepts from play therapy. She is passionate about providing an empathetic environment where individuals feel safe and validated while processing their struggles.
Bree’s areas of expertise include working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma, parenting, anxiety, depression, PTSD, sexual abuse, child behavior problems and trauma-informed care.