Brynlee Furnell, CSW

Therapist

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Stabilization and Assessment House

Brynlee Furnell has spent many years working with indivduals and families in both residential and families in crisis situations. She is known for her ability to connect using her compassion, sense of humor and creativity. She prides herself in being able to see the inherent worth and resilience in every person.
Brynlee received her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Family Services from Southern Utah University, and went to Brigham Young Univeristy for her Masters in Social Work. She has practiced in a variety of settings from traditional outpatient to corrections facilities. She gained experience and skills working with involuntary clients diagnosed with psychotic, substance use, and personality disorders. She also gained experience in assessment and identification of appropriate level of treatment intervention for individuals with addiction and psychosis. She became more versed in modalities such as ACT, CBT, and DBT. Working with a correctional population solidified her deep care for utilizing a trauma-informed lens when working with individuals and families. Another valuable work experience she had was in an outpatient therapy clinic, where she gained experience working with addiction, couples, and individuals suffering from traumatic grief.
Brynlee has furthered her training and gained further certifications in Accelerated Resolution Therapy, TF-CBT, Trauma-Informed Social Work
and taken courses in Mind-body Bridging, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specific for Couples. She is looking forward to becoming certified in EGALA and furthering her skills in Internal Family Systems through trainings this year.
In her career she has come to especially love working with indivudals that suffer from Trauma, Grief and loss, Anxiety disorders, Self-worth, and Addiction.
Her therapeutic beliefs stem from biosocial theory, which posits that dysfunction occurs when biological vulnerabilities are met with an emotionally invalidating system. So from my perspective, the most effective and impactful therapy occurs when someone feels seen, emotionally attuned to, learns new skills, and has the space to process their pain through evidenced-based interventions. In working with families, my goal is to not only attune to their emotional pain, but also to collaborate with them in identifying new ways to care for each other’s pains, moving towards a more unified, resilient system.
In her personal time, Brynlee enjoys mountain biking, skiing, enjoying nature, baking desserts, listening to music, creating origami and pottery, and spending quality time with family and pets. She even was a track coach!