Hello! I am Dr. Brandon Olive, a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I have learned from personal and professional experience that compassion and caring are crucial to overcoming life's struggles. It's important to acknowledge that an individual's cultural background and personal beliefs are key to individual development and change. I will work with you together, in a collaborative way, to empower you as an expert of your own life. I believe in what science and research can offer in terms of helping us reach our full potential, to use strategies for better planning, thinking, reacting, and behaving. As a clinician with 21 years of experience working in many different settings, one of my strengths has been my exposure to a wide range of clients from many walks of life, all experiencing a broad spectrum of problems and concerns.
Your personal characteristics, wants, desires, and needs will help me draw from these experiences to assist you with minor concerns or more severe problems such as major depression, anxiety, panic, serious life adjustment, or prolonged grief. I have some fairly unique experience working for lengthy periods of time with patients suffering from severe symptoms who have required hospitalization and management with medications, including individuals with traumatic brain injuries and psychotic symptoms. As a provider with this background, in addition to counseling, I may be able to provide recommendations for other forms of assistance which are helpful for alleviating difficult-to-treat symptoms and guiding you toward your higher potential.
I would encourage you to feel comfortable reaching out to me for an initial chat about your unique concerns and needs. This will enable you to decide in an informed way if we are a good match. No therapist is "effective" if they are not a good "fit". I believe in honesty and transparency when selecting a person with whom you will likely be sharing very personal and sometimes painful experiences. This is a person-to-person endeavor, and you should be comfortable with your selection and what you can expect from this journey.
Using online services is an increasingly convenient way for me to reach out to others in my community who are very difficult to engage in my part-time private work, and impossible to reach through my full-time agency work. We can accomplish a lot through this platform. Hopefully I can be of assistance!
I look forward to meeting you and mutually determining the best approach for your success.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY Psychologist 129242
Dr. Olive is an excellent therapist. He truly listens to and understands your problems. He is compassionate and empathetic.
Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Brandon for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem
I LOVE Dr Olive. They are incredibly brilliant and their sessions help so much. I appreciate my therapist so much.
Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Brandon for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and grief
Dr. Olive is wonderful. I haven't known him that long (less than a month) and I already feel super welcome and that we have a plan and a definitive direction for getting my anxiety and depression on track.
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Brandon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and addictions
Amazing therapist who takes the time to get to the root of your issues.
Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Brandon for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief
Dr. Olive helps me get a lot of my day to day stress and anxiety off of my chest. He listens to me, and gives me great feedback. I recommend his expertise to anyone!
Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Brandon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Olive is amazing. He is kind, attentive, and caring. He is an exceptional listener and goes out of his way to assist his clients in any way that he can offering reading materials, journal prompts, and food for thought between sessions. I highly recommend Brandon for any counseling needs.
Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Brandon for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts