Brittany Bronson joined the school as a counselor this year and will work with both upper and middle school students .
Off campus , Bronson operates her own private practice as a licensed clinical social worker and therapist. She specializes in working with young adults , families and those experiencing depression and anxiety . She also has extensive experience with counseling for non-profit organizations . Recently, she served as an Engagement Manager with LA Family Housing and worked as a Mental Health Therapist at Eggleston Youth Center and Bienvenidos Children’s Center.
Bronson earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Health and Health Promotion from Central Michigan University and her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Children, Youth and Families from Washington University in St. Louis.
When asked what initially attracted her to the school, Bronson said she appreciated the school’s openness to student needs. The position of school counselor will allow her to circle back to her passion for communicating with young people, she said.
“I love working with the middle and high school population and was excited to have an opportunity to work with this population again,” Bronson said. “I have been working with mostly adults for the past few years and missed the fun and exciting energy teens bring.”
Bronson speaks about her approach as a counselor
Bronson said she typically uses a humanistic approach when it comes to counseling and believes it is essential to become acquainted with someone first before addressing their needs.
“Having a humanistic approach is important because you learn to look at a person as a whole and not just what challenges, stressors or issues they may have,” Bronson said.
While Bronson said she is anxious to join the community in the midst of a pandemic, she is eager to start working with students.
“This pandemic has impacted all of us in many ways, and the fact that school will be starting virtually this year will make for a very interesting new job experience,” Bronson said. “I won’t be able to walk through the halls and have easy access to students. Despite all of that, I am excited to think of creative ways to get to know all of the students at both the Middle and Upper School during this virtual learning period.”