Therapist Brittany Bitters Rejoines Alpine Academy’s Clinical Team
Brittany Bitters (Brit), CSW joined the Alpine Academy Team in 2018, right after graduating with her Masters of Social Work. She was with Alpine for two years and left in June 2020 to pursue other interests during the heat of the pandemic. She has recently returned to Alpine Academy and they are thrilled to have her back
Brit is an LCSW with certifications in EAGALA and EMDR. Feminist Multicultural Therapy is the foundation of her therapeutic work. She spent one full year training in this theory at the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Utah. This humanistic approach focuses on collaboration, social identities, and empowerment as the premise of all therapy.
When asked what she enjoys most about Alpine Academy she easily responded, “I enjoy working with the youth long-term and being a part of their growth and development. I love seeing the progress the youth and their families make and for sharing non-judgmental love and support. I love building relationships and believe that it can be life-changing. Alpine provides endless opportunities for this and I have seen it make all the difference.”
Brit is Mom to three beautiful daughters and has a dog and a cat. She loves to be outdoors and spends a lot of time camping, boating, 4-wheeling, and snowboarding. Brit enjoys writing, drawing, and taking care of her plants. Her favorite pastimes, in addition to being with her family, are watching movies and reading.
Dustin Dowdle, LMFT, Alpine Academy’s Clinical Director, says this about Brit, “We are so happy to have Brit back with us! She’s one of those unassuming individuals who is so unbelievably sharp and effective at what she does. She builds and balances the relationships between parents and students in our program and somehow makes everyone feel heard and important, while at the same time holding them accountable and pushing for effective changes. We couldn’t be happier to have her with us again!” Brit is currently working with students at Alpine Academy’s Mountain View Campus.”
About Alpine Academy
Alpine Academy Therapeutic Schools, state-licensed as residential treatment for adolescents, ages 12-18, includes two campuses – one for males and one for females. The 30+ acre, Utah campuses are just three miles apart and are only 30 minutes west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. Both campuses serve students struggling with severe emotional disturbances. Alpine is a fully accredited school with dual-endorsed teachers. Therapy, with master’s level clinicians, is built into the school day. Alpine is a nationally certified Teaching-Family Model treatment program. Students live in homes with married couples who provide a family-like setting and serve as professional house parents. Through a strength-based, trauma-informed, individualized approach, students are taught healthy behaviors in a setting that best replicates family, school, and community life. Contact: Jill McIntyre @ 801-815-4683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.