Brittany Kleinschnitz, CSWA, PPSC

Brittany is a Clinical Social Work Associate interested in the connections between mental and environmental health. Their journey to the mental health field began after working in wildlife biology and ecology for a number of years. They hold an MSW with a focus on working in Indigenous and Rural communities from Cal Poly Humboldt and previously received an Associates in Natural Resources from Columbia College and a Bachelors in Visual Art and Literature from Bennington College. Brittany has experience in wilderness therapy working with high-needs individuals and as a school social worker with K-12th grade students. They are Level 1 Brainspotting trained, as well as Level 1 Ecotherapy trained by EarthBody Institute. Brittany is also certified in Yoga Calm social-emotional yoga for youth and received their Pupil Personnel Services Credential through the state of California. Brittany’s practice is guided by transpersonal and humanistic psychology, with a focus on ecotherapy, trauma, attachment, mindfulness, somatics, creative interventions, and grief work. Brittany also hosts monthly Eco Grief and Anxiety Circles at Earth Space PDX. They are interested in working with people of all ages, families, grievers, historically marginalized communities such as LGBTQ+ youth and Indigenous peoples, and anyone seeking to deepen their sense of belonging to themselves and to the Earth.