BRIANNA SCULLEY, LMSW
Brianna Sculley, LMSW, received her graduate degree from Columbia University School of Social Work where she was intensively trained through the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) training program and lab under a noted expert in the field of DBT, Dr. Andre Ivanoff. She brings her enthusiasm and collaborative communication style to all aspects of her work at BHBA, where she is an individual DBT therapist for patients of all ages, conducts DBT multi-family & adult skills groups, and engages in learning and teaching DBT skills in didactic seminars. She is also a member of BHBA’s adherent DBT weekly consultation team and teaches yoga at the practice.
Brianna has an expert level of training in Exposure and Response Prevention (Ex/RP) therapy and is highly effective at treating OCD, anxiety, suicidal behaviors, depression, and other problems involving severe emotional dysregulation. She received Ex/RP training at The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Edna Foa, the creator of Ex/RP therapy. Brianna also engaged in intensive weekly consultation for several complex OCD cases from Dr. Marty Franklin, Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) at UPenn, through the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
Brianna has recently been trained in the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD (DBT-PE) from the treatment developer, Dr. Melanie Harned. Having already formed a specialization in treating OCD through Ex/RP therapy, Brianna is very excited to implement this extremely effective, evidence-based treatment for high-risk DBT clients with complex forms of trauma and PTSD. She also attended a Radically Open-DBT training (RO-DBT) in which she learned strategies for helping further the efficacy of therapy for over-controlled patients.
Previously, Brianna received her B.F.A. from New York University Tisch School of the Arts where she majored in Theater and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Brianna brings impressive previous clinical experience to BHBA in conducting intake assessments and providing individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and aging populations during her work at the Puerto Rican Family Institute mental health clinic in Brooklyn.
Brianna’s background in acting and child development from NYU has influenced a creative and unique therapy approach. Furthermore, as a Registered Yoga Teacher and a trained stilt walker, she has firsthand knowledge of how powerful and transformative Mindfulness and Zen can be and its utility in assisting with transformation and growth within the therapeutic environment. Brianna’s passion for this work will certainly enhance positive therapy outcomes in all areas of her practice. When not working, Brianna enjoys spending time with her family, friends, & cat (Lady Violet), biking, reading, traveling, and going to Broadway shows.