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 other therapists and 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.
Brite provides clinical services to residents of Nebraska, Minnesota, and Maine and educational services nationwide.
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.
Being a therapist can be heavy as we often carry the worries of the world, our family and friends, our clients — and our own trauma. A significant portion of Brite’s individual therapy clients are mental health providers themselves. Brite also provides consultation to providers on ethics issues and treatment planning for complex mental health cases. Therapists seeking services can email email@example.com. Please specify that you are a mental health practitioner in your email.
Time-limited therapy allows individuals to focus on specific, measurable goals for a set number of sessions. Typically, therapy is limited to 8 sessions or less. Skill-building and solution-focused, it is beneficial for many issues including communication skills, boundary setting and anxiety/stress reduction. To determine if this service is appropriate for your needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
**Brite is not accepting new clients for ongoing weekly or biweekly therapy 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.
As an attorney herself, Beth understands the pressure of working in the law. Brite loves our individual clients connected to the legal and legal education community and Beth often speaks to legal groups on mental health-related topics.
Beth maintains an active law license but does not practice law at this time. She does not provide legal advice or provide court-ordered services.
If you are a mental health therapist seeking services; an individual interested in time-limited therapy; or an organization interested in a presentation, please email email@example.com.