Brandi Sewell Puga

LPC

About Me

Hello, my name is Brandi S. Puga and I am a native Texan. With over 13 years of experience in the Social Work field, I have a genuine love for people from all walks of life. I do not believe in stigmatizing labels, therefore you should have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of when entering our confidential counseling session. My approach with every client is one of empathy, sincerity, transparency, and integrity. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), I desire to see you become your highest and best self.

Throughout life, it is inevitable that all of us will experience change; mountaintop moments, as well as valley low experiences, but the benefit of counseling should be that we are fully understood and ready to grow. If you need someone to chat with about a particular season of life that you are currently navigating, I'd love to jump on the journey with you. It is my commitment to help you reach your goals, find solutions to what concerns you and help you to reach your full potential emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The best contribution that you can make for yourself as well as those around you is to be well-balanced, having a soundness of mind, and becoming emotionally and mentally stable. If you are ready to take that step, I am ready to support you, and walk along side you to empower you.

I look forward to working with you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have.

Be Well,
Brandi S. Puga, M.A. LPC


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #79382 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brandi Sewell Puga. 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.

Written by G.I. on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

When I started therapy I was in a really toxic relationship. It was causing me so much anxiety and stress that was pouring into all aspects of my life. Brandi helped me navigate my wants, needs, and goals and how to communicate them clearly to my partner. Without her guidance, I'm not sure if I would have been able to outgrow my situation. I am incredibly thankful for her and I recommend her to anyone that needs therapy for personal growth, relationships, and family dynamics.

Written by C.Y. on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is an incredibly wonderful therapist who always knows what questions to ask to get to the heart of the matter. She provides amazing thoughtful tips to take care of yourself, even when the situation is out of your control. I always left my sessions feeling better and more empowered to make positive changes and regain control of my feelings.

Written by M.A. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coaching

Brandi has been very helpful with my journey to managing my anxiety and building better relationships with my loved ones. She has given me the tools and been supportive as I put in the work. I highly recommend her

Written by A.N. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Brandi has always supported me and worked to help remind me of my purpose and goals in life, and a lot of her wisdom has helped me start getting back up on my feet. I highly recommend her as a therapist; she is incredibly compassionate and non-judgemental, and really knows what she is talking about!

Written by M.C. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd

Brandi has been so supportive and kind to me through our work together. She is a great listener, but offers insight in a way that is relatable and progressive to my experience. Even during the uncomfortable talking points, I always feel connected and heard and never judged. Brandi has really been a calming presence and a guide for me over the years, helping me make sense of some of the childhood trauma and triggers I’ve carried into my adult life. I’ve broken down a lot of walls that were hindering my ability to truly experience and enjoy life as well as cope with difficult times in a healthy way that feels good for me. I am so pleased with my progress and the way I’ve rediscovered myself with Brandi’s help and guidance. I’m so thankful we crossed paths and have been working together for years and I’d confidently recommend her to anyone going through hard times.

Written by E.M. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Brandi is one of the best therapists I’ve ever worked with, remote or in person. She really listens to me and helps me figure out the source of stress and problems that are going on underneath the day to day stresses of life. She is so supportive and has helped me make a lot of progress. I am so thankful for her and highly recommend Brandi and Better Help.

Written by K.R. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Brandi is a wonderful person and does her job very well. She is incredibly supportive and finds different ways to best suit your needs/goals.

Written by J.O. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Brandi has helped me a lot when I was going through a tough time. Through my weekly conversations with her, I was able to explore and rediscover myself. She gave me the tools and advice that tremendously helped me cope during those difficult times.

Written by A.L. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I had a great experience with Brandi. She really helped me define the emotions I was feeling, and gave me the tools to process them. The worksheets and tasks she gave really helped me discover more about myself, and be content with the person I am.

Written by R.O. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

Brandi is great. I feel heard and understood. Her ability to help me process through seemingly challenging things is wonderful. She is very intentional about ensuring that I look after my overall well-being. I’m really grateful for our counseling relationship because it’s helping me in so many ways

Written by M.E. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Her advice and consistent help and information helps me everytime I hear from her. I don't feel judged or belittled. She is a blessing

Written by P.E. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is an amazing woman that takes my concerns seriously, she always checks on me, and has been a major support through everything

Written by D.O. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

This is still very new to me but I have faith that this may have a great outcome. So far, she seems relatable and concerned of my overall well being

Written by T.O. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 5 months on issues concerning grief

Attentive, respectful and professional

Written by B.E. on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 4 months on issues concerning grief

Brandi is always kind and motivates you to be better in life!

Written by M.E. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brandi is caring, understanding and a great listener. I feel so open and able to speak of my hurt and past with out judgment. I’m grateful for better help.

Written by L.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Brandi is AWESOME! She is a great listener and I am extremely appreciative for the way that she empowers me.

Written by N.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Brandi is wonderful! She really takes the time to get to know you and help you through whatever you’re going through. Highly recommended!

Written by R.A. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is awesome

Written by C.H. on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Brandi has been a pleasure to work with. You can tell she cares about her clients. Every session is professional and productive. One of the best counseling experiences I have ever had.

Written by T.I. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Authentic, inspiring, empathetic, and kind hearted are just a few words I would use to describe Brandi. I didn’t know how much I would appreciate her use of spirituality in our work despite my tendency to run and hide from it. She listens and keeps it real with me, while also reminding me that I am stronger than all these challenges I am currently and soon to be facing.

Written by T.R. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brandi is amazing! She has a way of explaining things that makes everything so easy to understand! She is kind and sympathetic..I feel she truly cares for me and wants to help me navigate towards healing!

Written by K.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you for being you! I feel less stressed after our sessions, I appreciate you!

Written by P.A. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

So far I have had two sessions with Brandi and feel completely comfortable talking with her when I don't feel comfortable talking to anyone about my concerns. She is great !

Written by K.E. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Brandi has been a great counselor. I have applied the techniques that we’ve discussed in our sessions and seen positive results. I’m very grateful for her expertise, compassion, positivity, and tools for helping me build a great relationship with my spouse and grow as a person.

Written by L.I. on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Brandi has been a great listener and given me all the tools I need to get to my goal. So much appreciated.

Written by A.N. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

I’ve met with Brandi for 1 hour, but that hour provided a life raft of hope. I’m looking forward to growing with her as a guide.

Written by C.H. on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks

Brandi is an excellent counsellor. It is very evident she genuinely cares about the well being of her clients. Our sessions really are changing my life for the better.

Written by S.H. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Brandi excells in her role through her developed active listening skills, empathy, compassion, and developed expertise as a counselor. She is very supportive, kind, and great at her job.

Written by B.R. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I absolutely love talking with Brandi. I feel completely comfortable opening up to her, and I feel that I can contact her absolutely ANY time I need to

Written by J.A. on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Brandi is AMAZING. From our first session I could tell she would be easy to talk to, gentle, compassionate and encouraging. She truly made me feel at ease, and helped me to stop the toxic thoughts and habits that I had developed. She has truly helped me find a little peace amid the chaos of my disorder, and after 2 session has already given me tools to carry forward and succeed. I would definitely recommend her.

Written by I.M. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Brandi has been a breath of fresh air is regards to everything going on politically, socially, and culturally in the world. As a black person who is nontraditional in some ways, I feel that Brandi listens without judgement and provide feedback/guidance to help me make better decisions.

Written by D.I. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

When I signed up for counseling I was expecting someone to tell me what to do. But Brandi listened, prayed and counselled me. It was more than I expected. She is kind and that helped me. Thank you Brandi.

Written by A.L. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have loved working with Brandi and trust her throughout my process. She has been kind and encouraging and has offered reasonable solutions that I have been able to try and implement in my life

Written by H.E. on Aug 31, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Brandi has such a great attitude; compassionate, respectful and understanding. I feel so comfortable when video chatting with her, which isn’t what I expected with this virtual platform. She’s been a great help to me with anxiety and communication.

Work with me!