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Here to Help You Love Your Life and Your Relationships.

Therapy + Coaching
in Buffalo, MN and virtually.

Free 20 Minute


Mental wellness and healthy relationships don't just happen, we must create them. We teach you how to manage your brain and the distance, disconnect, and conflict in your life so that you can feel better.  Let's create healthy communication and strong connections

We want you to love your life and your relationships. 


Humans are made for connection.

Your mental health has an impact on your relationships and your relationships have an impact on your mental health. It can bring so much pain when you don't know how to get the connection you desire, and you are left feeling like you need and want more from your relationships. Lets take care of you so you can have the connected life that we all want.  

We all experience times of struggle. distance, disconnect and conflict. 

Many ride life's waves, hoping things will get better without addressing the root cause. Without proactive efforts and professional help, they navigate highs and lows without essential mental health, communication, and relationship skills. Here's the truth: Healthy lives and relationships require intention and effort, not just a passive ride.

The good news is...

It's not too late to get the support you need. Now's the time to get started.

Hi! I 'm Brett

Healing mental health and hard relationships is both my passion and a privilege.

I provide counseling and coaching for real individuals with real problems just like yours. So many mental health struggles are tied to our past experiences in relationships. Healing these things and learning how to create new healthy relationships with ourself and others 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.

I am a certified life and relationship coach and licensed marriage and family therapist. The work that I do is all about supporting you and transforming your 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!


Who I Serve

At Pivotal Approach, I help couples and individuals that are experiencing dysfunction, mental health struggles, and relationship pain in their life. Often, they are stuck wondering where to get help or are 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!

If you believe therapy cannot possibly work for you because either you have tried it before and it didn’t work, or you believe your pain is too deep, your problems are too big, or your patterns are too fixed Pivotal Approach is the place for you. We take a unique approach that blends future focused Life coaching techniques with healing therapy techniques that are logical and easy to apply to your life. Sign up for a free 20 minute consultation and experience the difference. 

Not all therapists are created equal. 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.

So whether its anxiety, depression, PTSD, or relationships between family members, friends and the relationship with yourself, I am here to help. The techniques I use for success in my work can be easily modified and used with anybody in any relationship and many mental health struggles.

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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Relationship Coaching

Relationship 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.  . It can be done in-person, or via a video call.

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The Relationship Repair 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 is an intensive, longer-term approach to restore mental wellness or repair relationship wounds. It can be done in-person or via telehealth. 

Let's figure this out together!

Sign up for your FREE 20 minute consultation!

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What clients are saying

      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 improved mental health and connected, fulfilling relationships




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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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