Brianna Moreland

Leanette Sunsum

Therapeutic Orientation & Techniques

Emotion Focused Therapy

Mindfulness & Acceptance

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Narrative Therapy

Attachment Theory

Areas of Specialty

Codependency
Trauma Recovery
Premarital & Couples
Church Hurt & Spirituality
Women’s Concerns
Missionary Support
Life Transitions

Professional Background

Clinical Residency, June 2022-May 2023

Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr LCPC 180.010561

Student MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

BA in Human Services, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL

Locations: Virtual Illinois, In-Office Chicago

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Clinical Residency Dates: June 2022 – May 2023

You deserve to be heard, seen, and known.

Life is complex and hard to navigate, but it is especially hard when you have been hurt by someone you trusted. How do you trust someone again? Is healing possible? You may find yourself questioning your own identity. Whether you were hurt by a friend, a family member, significant other, or a co-worker, your pain is valid. It can seem easy to push aside feelings of worthlessness, self-doubt, anger, guilt, and sadness but eventually, those heavy emotions will start to negatively affect how you connect with others around you and how you view yourself. 

As a team, we will strive to create a safe and trusting environment where healing and growth can flourish. Together we will explore and process your unique story. At times we will examine difficult emotions that may feel uncomfortable and together we will make meaning of those emotions. We will laugh, cry, and be joyous together as we dive into your story. Together we will work to bring healing and transformation into your life by increasing self-awareness and learning practical coping mechanisms. 

I love getting to know people’s stories and who they are. We, as humans, are complex and beautiful. I know therapy can seem intimidating and scary because I have been there. I have experienced how powerful it is to share your most precious and intimate thoughts with someone else and not be judged. I know how burdensome feelings of shame, anxiety, loneliness, and anger can feel and I also know how it feels to have those burdens become more manageable or gone! This is why I desire to be a therapist, to see myself and others grow. Some of the little things I enjoy in life are sipping iced chai lattes and reading a good novel. I am active in my church and love gathering with friends for a game night. 

I believe we are holistic beings. Our mind, body, and soul are all interconnected. Caring for each part will help bring transformation. Whether it is learning how stress shows up in our bodies or wrestling with your purpose in this world, I will walk alongside you.

I am ready to invest in our relationship because you are worth it. Do not hesitate to reach out! No matter what season you are in, you deserve to experience healing and transformation. Email or call today to set up an appointment!

 

“I have the utmost respect for Brianna and her ability to set people at ease and not just listen to what people are saying, but also intuit what they are not saying” - KE

“I always walk away from Brianna feeling spiritually encouraged and refreshed, as well as listened to and challenged.” - JL

“She knows how to curate spaces of honesty and vulnerability, and she knows how to handle personal stories with great care.” - EN

Articles by Brianna Moreland

Coming Soon! Enjoy these articles from our staff:

Renewing Your Sense of Wonder

Renewing Your Sense of Wonder

Written by therapist Ruth NathanielWhen was the last time you felt curious, excited by something you’d recently discovered, or felt the renewed sense of wonder? For many of us, wonder took its last breath sometime ago, and we’ve been dragging our feet ever since....

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Written by therapist Megan Hanafee-Major During the winter months, and especially the holiday season, we eat a lot. Food is a huge and important part of many traditions, but we may also notice that the cold weather prompts turning toward comfort foods to warm our...