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Here to Help You Love Your Life and Your Relationships.

Therapy + Coaching
in Buffalo, MN and virtually.

Free 20 Minute Consultaion


Healthy Relationships don't just happen, we must create them. We help you use the distance, disconnect, and conflict in your life as a growth opportunity.  Let's create healthy communication and strong connections. 

We want you to love your life and your relationships. 


Humans are made for connection. It can bring so much pain when we don't know how to get the connection we desire, and you're left feeling like you need and want more from your relationship. 

All relationships experience times of distance, disconnect and conflict. For most, the coping strategy is to ride that wave, and wait for things to feel good again.  They never address the root cause, or truly understand the emotional experience of each individual. Without taking a proactive approach and seeking the help of a professional, these relationships often go through life riding the highs and lows without the crucial communication and relationship skills that bring connection, satisfaction, and happiness. Happy couples and relationships experts know this: healthy relationships don’t just happen. Like anything else worth having, we must be intentional and create them. The good news is, it's not too late. Now’s the time to get started.

Healing hard relationships is both my passion and a privilege. I provide counseling and coaching for real relationships with real problems just like yours. So many mental health struggles are tied to our past experiences in relationships. Healing these things allows us to have a more connected life and experience fewer symptoms of mental unhealth. No one taught you the skills you need to work through these things and have successful relationships, so that's where I come in.

At Pivotal Approach, I help couples and individuals that are experiencing dysfunction in their life. They are stuck feeling disconnected in their relationships and don’t know how to get that feeling of connection back. It can be challenging to find support when it feels too personal to go to friends or family. This is when seeking professional help is the best option!

I serve people who think therapy cannot possibly work for them because either they’ve tried it before and it didn’t work, or they believe their pain is too deep, their problems are too big, and their patterns are too fixed. 

I also help relationships between family members, friends and the relationship with yourself. The techniques I use for success in my work can be easily modified and used in any relationship and many mental health struggles.

Not all therapists are created equal and I have specialized training that uses evidence-based techniques from both the coaching and the therapy industries that are proven to work. People experience higher levels of happiness and feel more managed in their life after working with Pivotal Approach.

Don’t stay stuck. Many couples and individuals put off seeking help and think they will handle their challenges on their own, only to find that little changes. So many clients tell me they wish they would have taken action sooner, since our sessions together make them more confident, secure, and satisfied in their life. 

Get the support you deserve, so you can get the life you long for.  I can guide you through the pain your life is causing with effective, confidential sessions. Sign up for a free consultation where I can learn a little more about you and show you how I can help.  

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Coaching is for anyone, regardless of place of residence, who want to develop communication skills and bring their relationship to a place of connection and passion.  Coaching can be done on countless different topics, but looks toward the future and the goals the clients have set.  It can be done in-person, or via a video call.

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A Marriage Course

If you need help in your relationships but want to move at your own pace without the hassle of scheduling, this is for you! All of the best relationship advice is found here in a logical and practical, life-applicable way.

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Therapy is for residents in the state of Minnesota who are looking to address mental health struggles or deeper hurts and trauma within their relationships.  It's an intensive, longer-term approach to restore mental wellness or repair relationship wounds. It can be done in-person or via telehealth. 

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      Brett is a warm, compassionate, and skilled therapist. Highly recommend.

       Every session I have with Brett are packed full of realistic and applicable advice and perspectives to help alleviate my feelings and manage my relationships.

       Brett's ability to hear what I was dealing with yet push me to think about it another way opened up possibilities in my relationship that I wouldn't have seen on my own.

      I can't thank you enough. No one has ever made as much of an impact, so quickly. Your professional training and direction are a great match for both of us!

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3 Steps to the Support You Deserve:

Schedule a free 20 minute mini-session with Brett

Build a plan to support the life you want

Feel the difference with connected, fulfilling relationships




This podcast is for you. The one who wants to learn ways to serve their relationship. You might not be on the brink of breaking up, but you want to invest in and be intentional with your relationship. You want to make whatever issues you're dealing with easier.  Listen in. Here you will learn new ways of creating change. You will learn to understand your conflict cycle and become a cycle breaker! You will learn to create the connection you want and the partnership that is possible. You listen, you learn, you apply, you both change!

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I'm Brett

Certified life and relationship coach and licensed marriage and family therapist. The work that I do is all about transforming relationships from disconnected patterns of conflict to a process that creates understanding, connection, and passion. I bring the best tools from within the therapy and coaching fields to solve even the toughest relationship problems. I cannot wait to watch you transform!

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