Brandon's main areas of focus are anxiety, fear, depression, and stress. These are all things that many people experience at some point in their lives. They are also typical of existential and spiritual crises. Existentialism in the context of counseling refers to finding meaning in life, especially when questions start to arise. Questions about personal values and sense of direction are common. These questions can be become especially frequent during major life transitions like starting or ending relationships, jobs, and geographical moves.
His experience is wide-ranging and includes private practice, employee assistance, and drug and alcohol settings. His counseling style is humanistic, person-centered. As such, he takes a non-judgmental approach that seeks to meet people where they are and to help them articulate what they’re experiencing including potential solutions for issues needing resolution. This point of view assumes that the therapist is not an expert on the person seeking help, but an assistant on the journey of self-discovery. Brandon has extensive experience in counseling individuals, couples, and families. He enjoys traveling and has lived in and visited over 30 countries. He’s an avid sports fan who also enjoys exercise, hiking, and reading.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #PC009767 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
I've never had counseling before but have struggled with OCD all my life. Brandon has been a counselor who really takes the time to listen and understand what I'm trying to express which can be hard at times with compulsive thoughts. More than just listen, he has already helped me approach my obstacles in ways that have completely changed my mindset and view of what has owned me most my life. I've already seen progress just after a short time with Brandon and am very happy to have been matched with him through BetterHelp.
I was a bit uncertain of how effective online therapy would be in comparison to physically going to a therapists office. However, I was matched with a therapist that seems to understand my needs well and is very responsive to the online chat when I need to discuss something between scheduled sessions. I would recommend Brandon as a counselor and have had a very positive experience with online therapy and I believe that is because I had a great therapist working with me that shows genuine concern for the people he works with.
Brandon is timely and empathetic in his responses.
I’ve been working with Brandon for a couple of months now. He totally understands me and what I’ve been through. Brandon is very considerate and he listens to me all the time. He always gives me great advice and it’s been helping me get through the hard times. Thank you!
Sharing my issues with to Mr. Brandon was really helpful. I can see lots of changes in my personal life. I have become more confident and I am not afraid to face my responsibilities any more, as I have been through bad times in my life. I also started to take care of myself.. Thank you for your help and support.
I only talked to Brandon a couple time but I feel like I can easily express myself with him and discuss everything with someone with great expertise and empathy.
Brandon has been the best person I have spoken to about my personal issues. I appreciate how he dedicates his time to actually listen and give advice when necessary. He is very professional in his manner and attitude, but is open to speaking very casually too.I feel like he gently pushes you into the direction you yourself choose to go, he's there if you need help. But he doesn't over do it, which I find is also very important and healthy for both ends. I recommend him to those who need someone to help listen/ organise their thoughts, assist them in tracking goals, or need a little push to get through their week :)
Brandon has been great and really instrumental in helping me get through a difficult period in my life. He is non judgmental, responsive and a great listener. He is also great at reading into what you are saying and finding the underlining cause of your fears and helping you work through it. I’m excited to continue the work to heal with the help of Brandon.
My counselor has shown me many ways to overcome what I have been going through. I never have the time to go to a therapist so I really like the convenience of the app, especially because my counselor responds within a few hours.
Brandon makes me feel like I can tell him anything. He responds to me in good time, which I appreciate that.
Brandon is a strong listener, very specific in his analyses on what my problems might root at, giving a different point of view that I might have missed out, and always active to reply to messages usually within the day.
I had great experience and wonderful results with my Counselor Brandon Graf's.
Thank you so much for looking after me when I needed.
Great service, Excellent professional approach.
Thank you all been here for me when I needed the most.
I have only worked with Brandon for a brief time but have found him to be caring, attentive and beyond willing to listen and help! I have high hopes for this counselor-patient relationship.
Brandon has helped me a lot ever since he began counseling me. He certainly knows how to ask the right questions, and does not appear to be judgemental, quite the contrary. He listens with the intent to understand and that is why he is such a good counselor.
Brandon has helped me to really begin to get on top of issues I have been struggling with for years. I would recommend BetterHelp over traditional counseling any day. I get to interact with my counselor at least once a day and progress has been very quick. I feel better and have a much clearer perspective on things than before I started this process.
He’s very responsive and insightful. Very good to work with.
Brandon is the best therapist that I have ever worked with in my life! Thank you, Brandon!
Brandon is an amazing listener and gives really practical feedback on how to work through certain areas of your life. I have no complaints whatsoever!
Brandon is exceptional. He is able to find strengths and use those to his better ability to help his client. Also, since he is familiar with the area in which I live, he has been a great resource to recommend other people who may be of a benefit. I like his candor he doesn’t claim he can do it all but points you in the direction of others who can play instrumental roles in your wellbeing.
Really good. We’ve made lots of great progress this year
I only started talking to Brandon a short while ago but he responds quickly, checks in often and makes me feel understood.
Brandon is great. This is one of the best therapy experiences I have had.
Brandon is compassionate and listens well. He offers suggestions, and checks in to see how things are going.
Brandon is a good listener and provided valuable advice. He is patient and definitely doesn't push you to share anything you don't want to. Honestly, I don't see why anyone would need to see someone in person, the live sessions work great.
Brandon is always on time and attentive during our sessions. He is able to provide a lot of insight into what I bring up and is also a great listener.
Mr.Graf really shows interest in helping and encouragement. He offered to schedule extra session when I needed it. He's very professional and targets my problems in a sophisticated manner. I'm extremely grateful for his time and help.
Thank you for always being supportive and responsive!
Only after our first couple of texts, Brandon was able to offer some tools and advice on how to address some of my concerns. Brandon is understanding, non-judgmental and very helpful in asking the hard questions with the best way of finding my solutions.
He listens without judgement, which is the best quality a therapist can have, in my opinion.
Brandon always listens to me and respects my feelings and thoughts. He is very supportive and always has my best interest at hand.
Brandon is very attentive and took the time to get to the root of my challenges. He is very knowledgeable and recommended a lot of useful resources to supplement my therapy. He helped me learn how to manage my anxiety and patiently held me accountable for the work I needed to do to reach my therapy goals. Working with Brandon was a very worthwhile experience for me.
Brandon and I talked through messages and nearly weekly video or telephone calls for 6+ months. I was in a dark, scary, uncomfortable, anxious and depressed place when we started. His attention advice and listening really helped get me back on my feet and stay there during these ongoing troubles. I recommend him to anyone willing to give this venue of therapy a true shot.
Very professional, and able to suggest timely solutions.
Brandon has been very supportive and helpful in my journey. He has helped me process a trauma in very few sessions. He is warm, empathetic and interested. I am very appreciative of our work together.
Brandon is fantastic at diagnosing and helping me through some tough times. I really liked his style, insight and practical to the point exercises that helped me get better. Highly recommended
Brandon was very patient and he had a habit of rephrasing what I said so I could pretty much confirm whether or not that is exactly what I was feeling or wanted to say. He always responded timely and never made me feel judged. He never seemed annoyed especially when I came across a little snippy myself. I would recommend him.
Brandon is genuinely caring and never forgets anything I tell him so I never have to repeat myself. He is extremely supportive and usually quick to respond.
Brandon has been tremendously helpful to me. He listens to everything I say and helps me discern my larger feelings and patterns, which has been so important in working on my anxiety. His support is life-changing.
I talked to Brandon and I got to know very much about why I feel like I've felt the past months. He explained what my thoughts depend on, and what might be the case. I'm thankful for getting the opportunity to talk to him, as he knows his stuff very well :)
Brandon is very supportive, professional and regularly checks in with me. He not only listens but also provides me with practical exercises to unlock my thinking and stimulate me to see things in a different way. Thank you, Brandon!
I think Brandon Graf has helped me a lot so far. He always takes the time to reach out to me over the week if I don't message him first. Has a lot of techniques for dealing with stress and anxiety or depression and has shared a lot of helpful advice so far. Doesn't feel like a doctor or too professional but more personal. Video sessions have been very positive with him I would recommend him.
I liked working with Brandon, I felt he listened to my primary concern and was insightful when it came to ways to alter my life for the better.
Brandon has helped me to reveal some aspects of my life that I was not aware of. With this awareness I can then progress to addressing those aspects and thereby improve my life. I would like to thank Brandon for his commitment in helping me through a difficult time in my life.
Brandon helped me through some issues I realized about myself that damaged my marriage. He was attentive, and helped lay out some daily action plans, which is exactly what I needed. He checked up on me almost daily to see how I was doing, and was a great person to have as support that I could lean on.