Many of my therapeutic techniques draw from Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy. That means my sessions tend to be client-led; where we focus on what’s important to you and we move at your pace. In line with Person-Centered Therapy, my sessions are full of empathy, unconditional positive regard, active listening, and reflection. The result of this is that I quickly build a very strong therapeutic alliance with my clients, who comment that I am non-judgmental and easy to talk to; making them feel safe to talk about anything.
On top of these techniques, I layer evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Behavioral Activation. By combining all of these strategies we can effectively clarify, explore, and change your thoughts and feelings. We can identify your values and goals and examine behaviors that can help you achieve these goals or change unhelpful behaviors that may be getting in the way. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, meaning I understand that traumas, such as childhood physical and sexual abuse, can leave lifelong emotional and psychological scars, and I understand how to treat trauma as an underlying factor to other issues that may be present.
I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City where I currently reside. I have nearly 10 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. I am well experienced in working with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship and family difficulties, substance abuse, life transitions, trauma, and severe and persistent mental illness. I have worked with a variety of populations including adults, children, geriatrics, families, and couples in outpatient mental health clinics, an inpatient substance abuse clinic, a primary care office, a college counseling center, and a national crisis/suicide hotline. I have experience and am comfortable working with LBGTQ individuals, people of color, all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, and people who identify with non-traditional relationships and communities including polyamory, BDSM, and Kink.
I am excited about the opportunity to reach out to more people than ever before using BetterHelp, and I look forward to helping you achieve your mental health and life goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
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Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LCSW #086730 (Expires: 2021-02-01)
Excellent therapist. Very empathetic and understanding. Helps me see my own blind spots. Very practical support. Highly recommend!
Brandon is very helpful to me. He is very respectful and is in tune with what I want and need to know. He is not always in agreement with me, but I find that to be refreshing. I don't want a "yes" man to everything I say. He may not say what I "want" to hear, and I like that about him very much. H e will see you through the long haul, and he's very insightful of what I need to hear. I think he is the best therapist/counselor I have ever known. And, it is obvious, he is a good person, too.
I was nervous about starting therapy, but working with Brandon has been an absolute pleasure! He’s patient, thoughtful, insightful, considerate, and great at calling me on my BS when necessary—all of which I find extremely valuable. Not only does he listen to my anxieties and concerns, he also taught me useful techniques I can use to work through them on my own.
I had pretty significant depression and anxiety when we started talking, and I made more progress in a year working with Brandon than I ever thought possible. I highly recommend him!
Brandon is an amazing counselor. He’s empathic and genuine, down to earth and very knowledgeable. He has helped me tremendously and I’m so thankful!
Very understandable, responsive and helped me a lot.
Brandon is a wonderful and caring counselor! He has been available when I've needed him, and he participates and demonstrates that he's there for me. I'm grateful for our sessions.
Brandon is a smart, compassionate therapist. Recently, he has been challenging my beliefs more often and I need that. I need to see when I am operating with cognitive distortions. His empathy and understanding of complex trauma have helped me tremendously. I'm so grateful he is a part of my journey!
Brandon is amazing. I have a really complicated schedule and Brandon is completely accommodating. Great listener and has truly helped me become a happier person.
Brandon is wonderful. I went through 5 therapists on BetterHelp trying to find him. I’ve spent 20 years in therapy and Brandon is the best I’ve ever had.
I love talking with Brandon. It feels like he listens to what I'm saying and reads deeper into them without making me feel attacked. I feel like our conversations are actually going somewhere. I feel confident in his advise even when I don't believe in it myself because he explains them thoroughly and logically. I've been through a few therapist but this is the first time I feel like I'm actually going to therapy and not a nosy friends house that cost money to get in.
Brandon is sensible, compassionate, supportive, and will explore all options to improve your current situation. I’ve worked with Brandon for almost two months, dealing with multiple symptoms (trauma, sexual abuse, relationship, violence, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, etc). He’s never judgmental, nor rushes me into any subject I am not comfortable with. It took me few sessions to open up, but he’s been patient and changed my perspective in therapy. Through this journey, I was able to analyze my self, the reasons behind my behaviors, and how to alter my thought process positively. I am still in progress of self care & healing, yet I can say I am at a better place today than years in my past. I came in as a skeptic and converted into pro-therapy.
He has been attentive and so understanding.
Brandon is a brilliant therapist with a caring and thoughtful mind. In our video sessions, he follows every one of my wandering thoughts as they take a circuitous route to nowhere, and he manages to tie them all together by the end of the session into a consistent theme and come up with an actionable plan to work on. I also really appreciate his flexible approach to counseling. We started off with a pure CBT focus, but he's willing and able to pull out different tools when he thinks they will helpful for me. When appropriate, we've worked with behavioral activation, self-care exercises, deep breathing techniques, talk therapy, etc.
Working with Brandon, I feel heard and I feel safe and I feel productive. I strongly recommend him to anyone who wants to work hard on their problems and find solutions.
He's been realistic, compassionate and always available. Though we've had just two sessions, he's helped me weather this storm.