Brianna  Jaworski, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in Florida

Brianna Jaworski, LMHC-QS

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I am an experienced Trauma Therapist who uses TF-CBT & EMDR

Brianna “Bri” Jaworski, MA, LMHC is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. 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.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Lgbtqia+
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$125.00 - $225.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
Professional Certification(s)
EMDR Institute
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Webster University
MA- Counseling