Mental health is shaped by intersecting identities, interpersonal relationships, lived and felt experiences, socio-cultural factors, skill sets, values, and more. Relational-cultural therapy brings awareness to how we relate with others, the world, and ourselves by exploring identities, examining relationships with people and things, processing experiences, and understanding the impact of socio-cultural factors. The goal of relational-cultural therapy is to build connections, form healthy self-with-other experiences, and increase understanding on what impacts us. Relational-cultural therapy builds the foundation for action, healing, and all other generative and creative capacities. I approach therapy from a relationship-driven style, meaning our alliance is the core driving factor.
Britney Paddy earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Purdue University. She is a course developer for the University of Western State’s graduate clinical psychology program. Her broad range of professional experiences includes Eastern and Indigenous therapeutic practices that address the mind-body interaction, inpatient and outpatient crisis intervention, and forensic psychology in civil commitment proceedings. Her therapeutic interest lies in the intersection of reality and imagination by merging traditional, time-honored treatment approaches with innovative digital health interventions.