Brittany “Brit” Barkholtz, MSW, LICSW

Location:  St. Paul

Brittany earned her undergraduate degree (BA in Music) from Gustavus Adolphus College and her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. Brittany brings 6 years of experience in the mental health field to MidWest Center. Before transitioning to the mental health field, Brittany worked as a music director and piano teacher. Prior to starting with MidWest Center, Brittany worked for Face to Face Health & Counseling working with at-risk adolescents and young adults, and at Alexandra House working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She has volunteer experience with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA). She enjoys working with individual adolescents and adults.

Brittany’s Therapy Approach: “I utilize a trauma-informed client-centered approach with roots in interpersonal, cognitive, and attachment theories, and my practice is rooted in a social justice, anti-oppression framework. I believe people are the experts in their own lives, and I work collaboratively with individuals through a strengths-based lens to foster hope, health and healing.”

Areas of Special Interest:

  • College Students
  • LGBTQ+
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Issues
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Stress Management
  • Attachment Issues
  • Gender Identity

Licenses and Memberships:

  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers
  • Board Member of the Minnesota Society for Clinical Social Work


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