Britney Watson, MS, LPC-S
Founder of Rise Up Counseling, PLLC
Areas of Speciality
As far back as I can remember, I have been intrigued by questions of what makes people who they are and what might be holding them back from being truly great. This curiosity led me to a career in helping others to discover themselves and to rise up through life's struggles.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. I then received my Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University with dual licensure of Licensed Professional Counseling and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy. I am also a board-approved Supervisor for LPC Associates. My areas of focus and expertise consist of treatment for adolescents, families, and couples in trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral modification, relationships and life transitions. I am also very passionate about the criminal justice system and social justice.
My experience in the field of Mental Health has provided the foundation for my therapeutic approach. I gained experience working across various age ranges from children to adolescents, adults, couples and families, engaging with these populations within schools, alternative campuses, clinics, and a psychiatric hospital. I have worked in a juvenile correctional facility since 2011 providing services to at-risk youth and their families.
In my current role as the Director of Counseling Services in the juvenile correctional facility, I work with the inmates, their families, and various other people within the juvenile justice system in order to encourage behavioral change and success. In addition, I supervise counselors and contract providers within my department. My healthcare team is also comprised of a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, a Psychologist, and nurses to provide the best care for the youth. I also coordinate with community agencies and Universities to provide additional services to the youth, giving them every opportunity to be successful in their journey.
I founded Rise Up Counseling, PLLC in 2016 as I wanted to continue to help others outside of working within the Juvenile Justice System.
My focus with my clients is to work through their various traumas and negative behaviors that have led them down a dark path. It is my belief that if someone is given the opportunity to explore their traumas in a safe space, they are more likely to be resilient in finding a way to Rise Up and be a survivor.
My passion is to help people and encourage them to find their inner strength and to be the best version of themselves. I use many different modalities to serve my clients but mostly use a foundation of Existential Therapy, Reality Therapy and Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I also enjoy supervising LPC Associates on their quest to completing 3000 hours and strengthening their skills as counselors.
In my spare time, I enjoy using self-care and taking the time to be the best version of myself. Outside of Counseling, my major passions are enjoying nature, hiking, reading, activities on the water and traveling. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends and my best companion, Birdie, my ever-energetic German Short-hair Pointer.
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Social Skills Development
Substance Abuse Disorder
Trauma and Abuse
Trauma Informed Care