Staff Profile

Name:
Brianna Tarpey
Title:
ERMHS Counselor
Bio:

Ms. Brianna Tarpey is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist #100929, associate Professional Clinical Counselor #4233, and credentialed school counselor who provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Her background includes working with children of color and low-income families who suffer from trauma. Her therapeutic approach relies heavily on humanistic and psychodynamic models and she utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and mindfulness with her clients.

In addition to her trauma work, Ms. Tarpey also has an extensive background working with children, with mild to severe special needs, and their families. For the past five years she has worked in various roles in special education as a paraprofessional, school counselor, and behavioral health specialist. Her extensive knowledge of public education and the assessment, documentation, and strategies used to help students with IEPs and 504s create a unique therapeutic advantage in addressing issues for the child and for the family within both the school and home environments. She is adept at social skills remediation and delves deeper into the holistic therapy experience understanding the unique partnership between treating the child and helping the family system.

In her current role, Ms. Tarpey is the therapist for the Tier III program for Educationally Related Mental Health Services. She works closely with students who struggle with mental health issues and thoroughly enjoys integrating art and music into her therapy practice.

Growing up, Ms. Tarpey was in numerous plays and musicals throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Her favorite two roles were as Glinda, from The Wizard of Oz and Sandy in Grease.  

Brianna holds a MA in counseling psychology from Saint Mary’s College and graduated with Honors.  She also holds a BA with a double major in Sociology and Education, graduating Cum Laude from The College of Wooster.