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  • Caily Bridgeland

    Caily Bridgeland

    Psychotherapy Intern

    Are you struggling to get out of bed in the morning? Are your energy levels so low that even the most basic tasks feel overwhelming, and you cannot seem to focus on anything? Maybe the lack of concentration is a recent development, or maybe it is something that you have struggled with your entire life, and the stress is finally “hitting a wall” in your work life and relationships. Do you feel perpetually burnt out, putting other peoples’ needs over your own self care because boundary setting feels unnatural? To cope with life’s stressors, you might notice that you are engaging in unhealthy behaviors to either numb the pain or fill the emptiness. Maybe you have had to face body shaming or harassment, which impacts your self-esteem. In fact, you might feel judged or unsafe any time your truth is different from what you feel is expected of you. The hurt just feels too heavy to carry anymore by yourself. But who will understand?

    You no longer need to feel alone in your hurt. Your truth is important, and you deserve to be able to share it in a validating, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment. I am here to accept you as you are and to meet you where you are. I am here to embrace your authentic experience as valid and worth honoring, and to remind you that, while you already have all of the power within you to start your healing journey, you do not have to do it alone. 

    You can live a life that makes you proud of yourself, one where you have the energy and concentration levels to help you function at your best and make decisions for yourself that make you feel empowered–and most importantly–happy! You can find a balance between being a generous and other-oriented person while setting boundaries and practicing self-love too. Unhealthy coping patterns can be replaced with behaviors that honor your mind, body, and spirit–choices that build confidence and show a renewed dedication to valuing yourself. You can do this with help in a safe, caring, and unconditionally accepting environment. I am dedicated to helping clients feel hopeful and excited about life again by working together to facilitate healing, truth-seeking, and self-love through boundary setting. 

    Let’s explore now – Make an appointment here  or see the groups currently MBC currently offers here.

    I am a Master’s student at Northwestern in the process of obtaining my degree in Clinical Counseling. Previously, I worked in community mental health, and have seen individual clients of a variety of ages and experiences at the Bette D. Harris Clinic at The Family Institute. Before counseling, I received a Master’s in Elementary Education from The College of William and Mary, and taught or coached every grade from second through eighth grade over a span of six years. While I loved teaching, I found that my primary passion was helping people in a counseling capacity. I am currently a member of the organization CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), and am researching how ADHD manifests uniquely in girls and women. While I primarily utilize a psychodynamic and Rogerian person-centered framework, I am currently learning CBT, DBT, and somatic healing practices to integrate into my work with clients. 

    Pronouns – She/Her/Hers