Meet Briea (She/They)
Briea Malloy has experience engaging in individual therapy with youth and adults who are navigating a variety of mental health struggles such as depression, anxiety, distress related to chronic pain and illness, personality disorders, struggles with addiction, and bipolar disorder.
She also has experience working directly with members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, individuals from diverse backgrounds, and individuals who have had interactions with the criminal justice system.
They also have a passion for working with young adults and those navigating the transition to adulthood.
Briea holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from St. Thomas University and a Master of Social Work from York University.
"The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth."
Above all, I value the importance of a genuine, supportive, and non-judgmental space where we are able to come together to set goals and create movement towards the next step in your journey. I believe in creating a welcoming and compassionate connection which promotes growth and allows you to develop insight into areas for change. I would love to work with you to learn new coping skills, develop more adaptive thinking patterns, and build confidence in your ability to navigate difficulties.
Informed by queer-theory and critical approaches, I work from a holistic approach to therapy which takes into consideration the various aspects and contexts which have led you to where you are today. I understand that many different factors in our lives can influence our mental health and I believe in working together to identify and address these. I draw from various theories and frameworks based on your individual needs and goals. These primarily include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
It is also very important to me to have a practice which is as inclusive as possible. I strive to consistently improve on providing a space which is increasingly anti-racist, nonheteronormative, anti-colonial, and accepting of diverse experiences and values.
Anxiety and Panic
Sexual Orientation and Identity
Addiction and Substance Use
Shame and Guilt
Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness
Systems of Oppression
Please reach out if you have any questions or to discuss your goals of counselling.