About Brandi

Brandi Brintnall is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health with 15 YEARS of CLINICAL EXPERIENCE! She maintains a private practice in Brookings, SD.

Specializing in: Mental Health Counseling and Therapy for Children and Adolescents and Adults, Family Counseling, Transition Issues, Grief/Loss Counseling, Depression/Anxiety, Academic Issues, Stress Management

Areas served: Brookings, Lake, Moody, Kingsbury, and Deuel County, Elkton, Arlington, Volga, Colman, Flandreau, Estelline, Bruce,  Marshall, MN, Pipestone, MN, Lake Benton, MN

Brandi graduated from of the University of South Dakota with a degree in Community Agency Counseling. For 9 years, she served as a Brookings County Homebased court ordered therapist working with adolescents ( and their families) placed on probation. In 2016, she transitioned into a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients, but continuing to specialize in work with children and adolescents. Among her areas of expertise are working with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, life transitions, attention deficit issues, trauma, behavioral issues and much more.

Brandi is a solution-focused therapist with additional training and 6 years of experience in using brainspotting. BSP is a gentle, powerful, focused mindfulness, emotional healing tool based on current neuroscientific understanding of how our mind/body system stores and processes memories, emotions, and trauma; and that the brain knows how to heal itself. Her therapeutic approach is to provide methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client with BSP being a common effective treatment used for most clients at some point during their journey and counseling. Brandi provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She works diligently with each individual ( and/or their family) to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. 

Education  Brandi received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Northern State University, majoring in Psychology.  She earned her Master's Degree in Community Agency Counseling from the University of South Dakota.  

License, Certifications  Brandi holds a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health License, which is highest level of licensure in South Dakota for Counselors.  She is also a National Certified Counselor. She is also a certified Brainspotting therapist. 

Additional Training  Brandi has received a wide variety of training over her 16 plus years of experience to include:  grief/loss, ethics, CBT and DBT therapy, depression, and various topics working with children and adults and many more. Brandi is also a certified brainspotting clinician with 8 years of experience in using this technique to help reduce symptoms of all kinds. Check out the site http://www.brainspotting.com