Brite Counseling provides solution-focused and evidence-based strategies for improving mental well-being. Whether you see Brite individually or engage us for speaking or training, we have one goal: helping you carry the weight of the world a bit more lightly.
Formality isn't a thing at Brite. Direct, honest work with a healthy dose of humor is Brite's style. We want to work with you--not a perfect (contrived) version of you. That's where the good stuff is.
Brite Counseling is proud and humbled to work with diverse community members and organizations. Our clients are change-makers, social innovators, and justice-seekers. Brite is a proud supporter of anti-racist, LGBTQIA+, and reproductive justice communities.
Beth Burkstrand-Reid, JD, MSW, LICSW. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Lawyer. Parent. Spouse. Women’s hockey fan. Former sex discrimination and family law professor. Beth laughs loudly, listens to bad pop music and loves documentaries. She is a direct, compassionate communicator.
Beth has specialized training in treating anxiety, which is her primary clinical focus. She also treats mood disorders, trauma, and issues related to discrimination. Her primary evidence-based therapy techniques include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Accelerated therapy is a jump start your journey to improved mental health. Individuals spend between 1/2 day to a weekend working on specific, measurable goals. This service is especially beneficial for problem-solving interpersonal issues or learning anxiety reduction techniques.
Private pay only.
*NOT ACCEPTING NEW INDIVIDUAL THERAPY CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*
Life can be stressful. Relationships challenging. Parenting daunting. Work overwhelming. Sometimes you feel like everything is just -- a lot-- and you need some new skills or perspectives. Brite works with you to plan a path forward--a path that will fit into your life.
Private Pay and (some) insurance accepted. Telehealth and in person appointments available to residents of Nebraska and Minnesota.
Helping organizations cultivate positive mental health environments is one of Beth's passions. Beth has spoken to and provided training for corporate, non-profit, and academic audiences ranging from 5 to 150 on anxiety reduction and burnout prevention; supporting employee/student mental health; communication skills; and trauma-informed lawyering (to name a few).
Beth provides trainings nationwide. Fees available on request.
Beth frequently provides consultation to other providers on ethics issues and treatment planning for complex mental health cases. Beth also supervises practitioners seeking their full or independent mental health practitioner licenses as well as master social work licenses.
Brite loves our clients connected to the legal and legal education community. Brite provides many lawyers with individual services and often speaks to legal groups on mental health-related topics. Beth knows first-hand the particular stresses that come with a career in the law.
Beth maintains an active law license but does not practice at this time. She does not provide legal advice or provide court-ordered services.