Brittany Kicker, LMSW
Brittany received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Colorado State University. Following graduation, she was accepted into AmeriCorps where she dedicated 1700 volunteer hours to at-risk adolescents. Brittany then attended the University of Denver where she was accepted with advanced standing status into the Graduate School of Social work as well as the university’s world-renowned Institute for Human Animal Connection. Completing the intensive graduate program in 10 months, Brittany obtained her Master of Social Work degree, Animal Assisted Social Work certification, and became certified in canine-assisted therapy.
Over the last 8 years, Brittany has focused on implementing clinical interventions founded in trauma-informed care working with various populations to include justice-involved individuals, people who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness, and people who suffer from co-morbid substance use and mental health diagnoses. She believes in meeting individuals where they are at and tailoring their treatment to meet their unique needs. She works from a holistic perspective which allows for her to pull from her vast knowledge of interventions and theoretical orientations which spans from advanced Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Logotherapy to standard interpersonal effectiveness and life skills, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Animal Assisted Therapy. She expresses her gratitude daily that her life’s passion and career path are one in the same and is dedicated to serving individuals whom she has the honor of treating.