THE MEANING OF TIDEMARK
Tidemark Therapy was formed in October 2014 by Brittainy Wagner. The very essence and definition of Tidemark means “the point that something or someone has reached, receded below, or risen above.” We believe that you can rise above your pain and/or circumstances to achieve the kind of life you would lie.
My passion is to help both couples and individuals. I understand your pain, and I understand that in seeking out a counselor it is quite possible you have not shared any of your pain with anyone else before. This can make opening up to a stranger, such as my self, difficult, but rest assured that I am patient, compassionate, and come from a place of non-judgment. I understand what it is like to not want to get out of bed in the morning because you are so depressed, or that you can’t function at work because you are too worried about all the other things and/or people in your life to be able to focus on work. I also know what it’s like, to have one foot out of the door with your relationship because you’re fighting all of the time with your partner, and you want the chaos to stop, but neither of you know how to get there. I know what struggling to just keep your head above water is like, and that is why I was called into this profession. I can help you see through the pain and turmoil, to overcome the obstacles that are hindering your life path. Once you overcome these obstacles, you will be able to live the type of life that YOU want to live. With that being said, the power to overcome what is troubling you lies in how much determination and motivation you possess. Much like the phoenix, you have the power to rise from the ashes and be transformed.
I have seven years in mental health experience, and have been providing counseling services for over three years to people in the Grayson, Cooke, Fannin, and Bryan County areas. I am trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples, and am pursuing certification. This therapy has 20 years of research supporting its effectiveness and has a 70-75 percent success rate for couples who have a variety of concerns, ranging from a loss of spark to infidelity to trauma.
I am a Texoma-raised counselor and my hometown is Sherman, TX. This means that I understand the unique needs of our community and am invested in making our community a happier and healthier place to live. I have also provided mental health services to people who were feeling like they were out of control, hopeless, sad, and didn’t know what to do next because they were just too overwhelmed.
I began my career by working for a local mental health community center that provided services to people who had some of the most severe diagnoses and disorders. Working at this center afforded me the unique opportunity to help people from many different walks of life, different cultural backgrounds, and who had many different struggles. My experience at the community center has also assisted me in fine-tuning my counseling skills so that I may assist people with issues or diagnoses that are often difficult to treat.
I am passionate about helping people who believe they have hit a roadblock in their life or in their relationship and are determined to regain a lifestyle that they enjoy. If this sounds like you, then please contact me. I offer free consultations.
I am currently accepting all forms of Medicaid, including Amerigroup, Cenpatico, Superior, Cigna Health-Spring, Traditional Medicaid, UnitedHealthcare/Optum, and Chip. I also accept many private insurances, including Optum/United Behavioral Health, Multiplan, UnitedHealthcare, Cigna Health Insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Aetna and TriCare Standard. I am also a part of several EAP programs.
Patrick Quinten, NCC, LPC, LCDC, is very pumped to have joined the Tidemark Therapy practice part time. Patrick has eight years of experience as a counselor and more than 20 years total experience working in human service fields. His areas of relevant counseling experience include diagnosis, working with people struggling with or who have struggled with substance use disorders, adults and children coping with grief and loss, trauma therapies, individuals who identify as GLBTQ, career counseling, women’s issues, individuals dealing with mood disorders, and persons diagnosed with borderline personality disorder among other challenges.
He is a 2011 graduate of the Texas A&M Commerce School of Counseling and Psychology where he received his Master of Science in Community Counseling – this before completing post graduate work that ended in his garnering a Master of Education Degree in Student Services counseling, as well. Patrick has most recently worked for five years in the area of public mental health where he now serves as Assistant Director of a local substance use disorder treatment program. Part of his duties in this role include clinical supervision of fellow counseling professionals on therapeutic techniques and working elsewhere in the facility in whatever capacity he is needed. He has worked with all individuals of all ages and life situations, but his primary therapeutic focus has been more substantial with individual counseling arrangements and dyadic (one on one) relationships. He desires to help these clients improve their lives and make well-considered personal adjustments (when necessary) that end up benefiting both the clients and the important people and/or relationships in their lives. Moreover, Patrick describes his approach as a collaborative arrangement between the therapist and individual, as their input and feedback or highly valued.
“I respect that my clients are different and, though they may be dealing with similar issues, the method to resolving their particular struggles has to be individualized and adapted to what works for them. I guess you could say I have an integrated approach but when I’m working with clients it’s really “OUR integrated approach.””
“I believe strongly in the collaborative impact that effective counseling and a strong counselor-client relationship can make to facilitate positive change for clients ready for happier and more satisfying lives. Alliance between client and counselor is fundamental and I really seek to help facilitate marked growth in individuals as a positive and non-judgmental advocate on their team. We will work together as one human to another.”
Patrick currently accepts Blue Cross Blue shield insurance and United Health Care insurance. He is in the process of getting on other insurance panels.
Michele Menzie has recently joined Tidemark Therapy as an online therapist. She has extensive history in working with couples, children from all backgrounds, and working with folks experiencing trauma/PTSD, grief, depression, and anxiety. She has worked in hospital settings and private practice settings. Her great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. She helps her clients, who include children, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as healthy, complete, whole, and safe. In her work with couples, individuals, and children she pulls from different modalities such as Solution Focused Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Gottman, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has evening and weekend hours available.
She is in the process of getting on all open insurance panels.
Kemi has recently joined Tidemark Therapy as an online therapist. She has extensive experience in working with Trauma/PTSD and is EMDR trained. She has also been trained in CBT and DBT therapies. She enjoys helping folks who have substance abuse history, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, and family related issues and works with individuals 12 years old and up. She has a history of working in private practice and community based agencies. She has evening hours available.
She is currently in the process of getting on all open insurance panels.
“Brittainy is a skilled and innovative therapist with a comprehensive knowledge of the profession. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking psychological services in our area.”
-Brent Phillips-Broadrick, LPC-S