Briana Nicole Messerschmidt

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
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Briana Nicole Messerschmidt

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed

Location

B Messy Therapy
5212 Katella Ave
#103-b
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(805) 728-1212
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon During this difficult time, I am offering online therapy to California residents. You can now experience EMDR from the safety of your home.

About

Do you have “sticky” self-defeating thoughts that won’t leave you alone? Do you “know” you’re good enough but don’t “feel” it? Have you suffered the loss of a pet or loved one and struggling to find someone who “gets it”? I am here to help with these and more. We have all been faced with major changes and sacrifices since 2020. Some changes have left scares and holes in us. I truly believe that we all have the power to grow and heal within us; sometimes we just need a little guidance and specialized tools to get started. I can help you gain strength, motivation, resiliency, and a deeper compassion for yourself and your journey.
I specialize in Compassion Fatigue, Trauma Recovery, Pet Loss & Bereavement, and Addiction Recovery. I work with my clients using an Adaptive Information Processing model and Narrative perspective incorporating the robust and effective therapies Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Expressive Therapy, Animal-Assisted, and guided meditation.
2020 revolutionized therapy and reminded us of the beauties and pains that remain in the world. As an accomplice, I strive to provide culturally informed therapy and improve my & my fields awareness through advocacy. It takes incredible courage to seek help, especially now. I hope to be the therapist you can trust and connect with while taking this journey.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Most PPO plans (Super Bill)
  • Out of Network
  • Victims of Crime
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: California / 122796
  • School: California State University, Fullerton
  • Year Graduated: 2016
I have undergone a wide array of trainings and experiences to be a better therapist for you. A list can be found on my website.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA: EMDR Therapy Trained
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: EMDRIA: EMDR Certification
  • Certificate Date: 2022

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"I have been acquainted with Briana for about one year in our work for EMDR Professional Training, and through EMDR networking and consulting groups. She is a wonderful teammate, knowledgeable, positive-minded, resourceful, and multi-talented. She is ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"Briana is a passionate clinician that takes pleasure in guiding her clients through their most difficult moments. She combines her talents as an EMDR therapist and compassionate human to create a great therapeutic environment for clients to overcome their ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MACL, EdD, LMFT
"Brianna is a caring and compassionate therapist utilizing her training to effectively support clients in their therapeutic journey. Her unique niche in trauma and animal loss allows her to provide care to a wide range of clients. I highly recommend Brianna ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"Briana is a wonderfully gifted and compassionate clinician who's grief and trauma work is absolutely stellar. Her empathy and creativity shine as she guides her clients through their personal journeys. Whether you are looking for an EMDR specialist, ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

Location

B Messy Therapy
5212 Katella Ave
#103-b
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(805) 728-1212
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Grief
  • Addiction
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Animal-Assisted Interventions and Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Pet Bereavement and Anticipatory pet loss
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Native American
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP)
  • Animal-Assisted Interventions & Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 15 Jun 2022
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Briana Nicole Messerschmidt

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT