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Dr. Brandi Cihlar, LMHC, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am licensed in several states across the country with 17 years of professional work experience. I have so much experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, depression, and much more. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes therapy can be a process of throwing out your “stuff” on the table and we both sift through it for patterns and insights. Sometimes it’s an experience where a third party takes a look at your life and helps you see things you just can’t see. I use a multitude of approaches depending on what you need and are looking for, and I love helping people figure things out and learning more about themselves. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MA LMHC LMHC10000001

OH LPCC E.1901187

AZ LPC LPC-21966

DC LPC PRC200001704

NJ LPC 37PC00929000

OR LPC C7306

WA LMHC LH.61429499

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Brandi Cihlar. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr. Cihlar’s advice has actually helped shift my thinking. She does a wonderful job of listening and then suggesting exercises that reroute thinking patterns. Highly recommend.

Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Cihlar allows me to express myself without fear of judgment. I feel lighter and more grounded leaving their sessions.

Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Very kind therapist and is really good at checking in on me

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I never tried therapy before here and she makes it so easy to open up to someone. She’s so friendly and she’s always checking in on me to see how I’m doing and if I’m okay.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She definitely eased my worries. I enjoyed my time spent with her.

Written on Sep 19, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel very heard when I have sessions with Dr. Cihlar. She gives me multiple option on what to work on and how, and it makes working on myself less daunting and difficult.

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem