Brigitte L. Oetter, LCSW - Therapist at Grow Therapy

Brigitte L. Oetter

Brigitte L. Oetter

(she/her)

LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual

Hi, I'm Brigitte. Do you struggle with a trauma, anxiety or depressive thoughts? Are they negatively impacting your relationships, career and your day-to-day life? I would love an opportunity to get to know your personal struggles and work together to reach a state of contentment and joy so you can live your life to the fullest.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Following a session, you will feel slightly lighter as though a weight has been lifted off of your chest. You will have actionable steps to begin, new perspectives on areas of your life and feel hope. You will leave with a new understanding of your self and improved communication skills.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I believe one of my biggest strengths is helping clients understand the impact their trauma has had on them and their daily lives and figuring out the best way to work through it. I also do well with teaching positive communication skills especially with handling difficult people, setting and maintaining boundaries and changing the connections in one's brain to increase the positive messages and decrease the negative messages you give yourself. I also have a good understanding of victims of domestic violence, the vicious cycle and understanding why the abuse can be difficult to admit to yourself and reasons why you may stay.

About Brigitte L. Oetter

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

I use solution focused therapy to work with individuals on goal setting, problem solving and improving communication skills. Sometimes changing the way you hear or say something can make all the difference in the relaitonship.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

CBT is a great method to use when you are trying to retrain your mind for managing anxiety, depression and cognitive distortions.

Trauma Informed Care

Undergoing trauma can greatly impact your daily life. It requires a sensitivity and understanding for oneself to accept and grow from the trauma encountered. I use trauma informed care to help my clients be kind to themself, understand their trauma and the effects it has had one them and move forward as a survivor. Domestic abuse and gaslighting are two types of trauma I have worked extensively with to find closure, understanding and confidence. Sometimes the victim does not know why they stay and that is ok. We can work together for whatever goal you are working towards.

Strength-Based

I use a strengths based approach because I feel it is important to view yourself in a perspective of hoping building off of your natural strengths and making improvement in the areas that you want o develop into strengths.