I am Alisa Branch and I'm excited you've found my page. I truly aspire to be a breath of fresh air for my clients therefore my approach is interactive, warm, and accepting. My job is to provide support and guidance to my client by providing feedback, task to focus on between sessions, and tools to improve coping skills. Nothing makes me happier than helping my clients feel better about themselves!
I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Master of Science degree in Community Agency Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia I've amassed over 13 years of experience in Outpatient Mental Health counseling. I have experience working in different settings such as Community Mental Health Agency, Private Practice, and Community Medical Center. Prior to working in the Outpatient Mental Health field I gained 8 years of experience working in different settings such as Inpatient Psychiatric Facility and Mobile Crisis.
I believe in utilizing multiple treatment modalities to fit the needs of my clients, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma Informed Care, and Solution Focused. I have gained a wealth of experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families dealing with a number of life stressors to include relationship issues, grief, work related issues, past trauma, self esteem issues, behavioral issues, decision making issues, and communication issues to name a few. I also have experience working with a number of diagnoses such as Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder to name a few.
Seeking therapy can be a scary and intimidating step, however once you make that step, I take immense pride in being a source of guidance and support in your journey to mental wellness.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
NC LCMHC 8110
VA LPC 0701008513
Alisa gives practical suggestions to help you navigate through tough life problems while maintaining your Christian beliefs.
Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Alisa for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief
She has helped me overcome so much and changed my way of thinking for the better!! I'm progressing alot with her, and making steps to ensure my future is not like my past. I have alot of the tendancies my mother does and helping to change my habits so i won't end up like her has been phenomenal! Highly recommend!
Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Alisa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd
I think Alisa has been very beneficial to helping guide me through a difficult time in my life and I’m looking forward to continue working with her as we dive deeper into more root issues of my life
Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Alisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Alisa does a fantastic job at getting deep with me and finding valuable solutions for my issues. I’ve learned more from her in the last two sessions than I did in a year of therapy. Highly recommend if you’re wanting to make a positive change.
Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Alisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Compassionate, Caring and Honest are all words I would use to describe my experience with Alisa
Written on Dec 15, 2023 after therapy with Alisa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Thank you for listening and providing valuable feedback, Alisa.
Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Alisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd