Brianna “Bri” Jaworski, MA, LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and Owner of Mandala Counseling Services. Bri graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelors degree in Business and Health with a minor in Psychology. After starting her own business at age 25, she pursued a new career in coun
Brianna “Bri” Jaworski, MA, LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and Owner of Mandala Counseling Services. Bri graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelors degree in Business and Health with a minor in Psychology. After starting her own business at age 25, she pursued a new career in counseling in 2010. Bri received her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2015.
Bri is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has spent a large portion of her career working with child victim’s of sexual abuse. Bri also worked for many years with victims of domestic violence, and their children. Bri is a certified Domestic Violence Core Competency Trainer in the state of Florida and trained all new employees and volunteers at her agency. Bri served as the Primary Prevention Advocate while teaching 7th-12th graders about healthy dating relationships and warning signs of abuse. Additionally, Bri provided group services to teens in the local shelter, taught Drug Court and Teen Court classes at the Manatee County Courthouse, Life Skills Training classes for survivors as well as parenting classes.
During her clinical Internship, Bri worked for a child protection center in Sarasota, Florida which specialized in providing TF-CBT to child victims of sexual and physical abuse, neglect, and child welfare; as well as their non-offending caregivers and family members. Bri provided Individual, family and group counseling. Bri also worked with at-risk youth and adults in-home and in schools and also with sexually reactive children in the “Kid Kindness” Program.
Bri continued on, working with trauma victims including: adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, depression, PTSD, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, Bi-polar disorders, trauma, grief, and ADHD amongst many others. Bri also facilitated both teen and adult support groups as well as animal supported counseling. Bri has also worked extensively with the child welfare system including DCF contracting, and intensive in-home substance abuse counseling.
Bri is an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. EMDR or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is an empirically evidenced technique that has been shown to significantly help clients of trauma, grief, PTSD, addiction, phobias and many other issues by utilizing bi-lateral stimulation that mimics a REM sleep cycle. Disturbing events are able to be “reprocessed” thus lessening and many times diminishing negative cognitions and feelings.
Bri has also worked as a Psychology professor, at a local polygraph credentialing and assessment center teaching Psychology classes as well as classes on administering polygraph assessments to convicted sex offenders. Bri has taught students from all over the globe!
Opening a practice that is warm, open, comfortable and non-judgmental was imperative in the formation of Mandala Counseling Services. Bri prides herself in being able to build rapport and establish long lasting therapeutic relationships with her clients. She strives for the perfect balance of professionalism and genuine care and compassion for her clients. She loves animals, is a Reiki Master, enjoys Transcendental Meditation, traveling and of course... Batman. She cares deeply for her clients and has devoted most of her adult life to non-profit centers and helping victims of trauma.
Hello! I am Adrienne. I completed my Master of Science in Professional Counseling in 2018. As a therapist for 3 years, longtime professional “helper” for over 15 years, and avid traveler, I have seen how we are all connected through the shared human experiences of joy, pain, gratitude, suffering, sadness, love, and hope. I also know that
Hello! I am Adrienne. I completed my Master of Science in Professional Counseling in 2018. As a therapist for 3 years, longtime professional “helper” for over 15 years, and avid traveler, I have seen how we are all connected through the shared human experiences of joy, pain, gratitude, suffering, sadness, love, and hope. I also know that sometimes our journey gets hard, and our burden becomes too overwhelming to carry on our own. Our connectedness makes it possible for us to reach out for a trusted person to help us carry our burden until we are strong enough again to go on our way. That is where I come in.
As a therapist I am here to support you through the rough patches on your journey, and hopefully give you the tools to maintain a smoother road for yourself later on. I help individuals, families, and couples to feel more connected and satisfied with their lives and relationships through a combination of self-exploration, reflection, and teaching coping skills that will enable you to self-regulate your emotions and more effectively manage your relationships with others. I support individuals in exploring what situations and patterns of behaviors cause stress and distress in their internal and external worlds. We will work together to discover the tools that you already have inside of you, as well as learn a few new ones, that can help you to gain more control over your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors so that you can become enthusiastic about your relationships, work, and life again.
I recognize that change is incredibly hard, and potentially painful, but I also know that we are all capable of making changes, big and small, in our lives. I meet you where you are at and support the positive changes that you prioritize for your life. The most amazing part of my job is empowering individuals through this healing process so that you can reconnect with how capable and amazing you truly are.
My approaches to therapy are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), with narrative therapy and feminist therapy thrown in for good measure. My style is flexible, but tends to be more structured and skills-based, with clients taking an active role in their treatment. I want to encourage you to begin to explore the things in your life that bring you joy, spark your creativity, and ignite your passions. If this sounds appealing to you, give me a call so we can get started today.
· Adolescents, ages 12-17 years
· Addiction/Substance Use Disorder
· Adjustment Issues
· Behavioral Issues
· Domestic Abuse and Violence
· Family Conflicts
· Greif and Loss
· Life Transitions
· Maternal Mental Health
· Military Service-Related Trauma
· Mood Disorders
· Oppositional Defiance
· Parenting/Parent-Child Relations
· Peer Relationships
· Personality Disorders
· Post-Partum Disorders
Premarital and Marital Issues
· Sexual Trauma
· Transition Age Youth, ages 18 to 24 years
· Women’s Issues