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Bri Buhr, LPC-IT
Clinical Psychotherapist
 
I enjoy walking my dog, writing poetry, and playing sports in my free time. As a therapist, I am particularly drawn to working with clients experiencing anxiety, college students, children and teens, and people who are counselors or counselors in training. Some of my identities include being queer, nonbinary/gender fabulous, and White.
 
I use person-centered and creative approaches in my practice. This means I will follow your lead, work to understand the challenges you are experiencing, and join you in finding new and more flexible ways to navigate situations. I believe that well-being can be cultivated inside oneself, in the therapeutic relationship, and within community.
 
Oftentimes oppression creates barriers and is part of what causes distress. We will collaborate to externalize harmful messages, come up with creative coping strategies, and practice navigating and/or disrupting harmful systems in ways that center your well-being. 
 
When it is useful, I bring practices of mindfulness and self-compassion, CBT and DBT-informed approaches, and play and expressive arts therapy activities into sessions. 

Education

University of Wisconsin – Madison
M.S. in Counseling Psychology

European Graduate School
M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy

Edgewood College
B.S. in Music

Age Groups

5+ years to adults of any age

  • LGBTQIA2S+ COMMUNITY ALLIED 

  • BDSM/KINK COMMUNITY ALLIED

  • BIPOC COMMUNITY ALLIED

  • POLYAMORY/NON-MONOGAMY ALLIED

  • HIV/AIDS ALLIED

  • SEX POSITIVE THERAPY

Specialties:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Mood Disorders/Bipolar Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Identity Exploration
  • Gender Identity
  • Cultural Related Issues
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Young Adulthood
  • Issues with Intimacy and/or Autonomy
  • Art and Play-Based Therapies