Brynna Ellison grew up in St. George, Utah. She graduated Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. After graduation, she received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Although living in Las Vegas was an adventure, Brynna missed the mountains, as well as living close to family, and was excited for the opportunity to move home to Utah and join New Haven’s team. Brynna spent two years working at a teen crisis shelter for Wasatch Mental Health, where she fell in love with working with adolescents. Brynna’s clinical work has always included working with teens and families in crisis and because of this Brynna has loved working within New Haven’s systemic treatment model when working with teens and their families, because she believes that healing happens best when each member in a family works to create change together. Brynna has expertise using experiential treatment models, is a DBT informed clinician and Emotionally Focused Therapy in working with students struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and while students and parents heal from traumatic experiences. She loves helping clients recognize and attend to their emotions and needs in a loving and compassionate way, and believes that each client has the capability to heal. When Brynna isn’t working she is most often found running, hiking, or going for a long walk with her dog. She loves being active, hanging out with her husband, cooking, binge-watching TV shows, and playing board games.