Bri Tarpey, MA, LMFT, PPS, APCC

Therapist
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT113607)
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC4233)
Pupil Personnel Services Credential
Phone: 925-954-6229, ext. 7#
Katie Malone, M.A., PCCI, IMFT

I Am Here to Help

Are you looking for an experienced therapist who has an open-mind and caring heart? Someone who will really get your, your child, and your differences? I am here to help with anxiety, intensity, high sensitivity, emotional reactivity, sadness, ADHD symptoms, trauma, or pretty much any other needs.

 

Careful Listening and Thoughtful Guidance

Through gentle, humanistic and action-oriented therapy, including play, art and sand-tray, I will help your child learn how to manage their feelings and incorporate positive coping. Through careful listening and thoughtful guidance, I will help you (or your child) learn about yourself and your strengths, to gain confidence and to achieve your goals. I want you to know that I’m here to meet you wherever you are in your journey, whether this is the first step or whether you’ve been considering going to therapy for a long time. I’m excited to help you wherever you are.

My Approach

I serve children, teens, adults, couples, and families. My specialization is giftedness and high sensitivity, and I have particular experience working with under-represented children, special needs in public schools, and the treatment of trauma. My approach is client centered, which means I will meet you (or your child or family) where you are without judgment, and with genuine empathy. My goal is to connect with you and solve the problem together. I view therapy as searching for answers together. When you work with me you have someone that’s on your team and on your side to try and bring you whatever light and happiness you are seeking.

I Will Be Real With You

I will welcome you (and your child), and offer you a safe place to work on emotional issues. A strength is to offer you support in healing through positive coping skills and in gaining insight into the problems you are facing. I will be real with you, and offer unconditional positive regard, genuine emotion, and empathy towards everything you are going through during each step of the process. While therapy is hard work I want you (or your child) to feel supported in your journey.

Bri Tarpey is an experienced therapist who has an open-mind and caring heart.

My Background and Experience

I hold an MA in counseling psychology from Saint Mary’s College and I graduated with Honors. I also holds a BA with a double major in Sociology and Education, graduating Cum Laude from The College of Wooster. In addition to being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and associate Professional Clinical Counselor, I am a credentialed school counselor. 

 

Navigating School Concerns

I have a strong background in working with clients with mild to severe special needs, and their families in public schools and community settings. I have extensive knowledge of the public education system’s methods of assisting students with mental health issues in schools. I am adept at social skills remediation and delves deeper into the holistic therapy experience by understanding the unique partnership between treating the child and helping the family system. I find understanding strategies and tools used in schools helps to better serve the family and client so that there is follow-through both at home and in school.

 

Special Focus on Intensity and Unique Differences

At TheraThrive, we specialize in giftedness, high sensitivity and high functioning Autism. I am particularly skilled at helping clients who experience high levels of anxiety and depression. I have worked very closely with those who are on the Autism spectrum, and have experience working with gifted populations. In addition, I work closely with children and teens who may have learning disabilities. I also enjoy supporting clients who are exploring their gender and sexuality, including individuals who are starting to transition or that are transitioning to another gender or consider themselves non-binary.