Candyce Braker

LMFT

About Me

Hi there, I'm Candyce.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California where I have lived most of my life. I love being outside, soaking up the sun at the beach or taking a good hike through the trees. I spend my free time paddle boarding and hanging out with my family. You can usually find me listening to music, giving my dog a snack, and engaged in a conversation with a friend.

I am a dedicated therapist and believe interpersonal counseling is a calling. I have experience with a lot of different people who have overcome things like relationship issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, emotional dysregulation, substance misuse, adjustment/stress disorders, as well as, just the general strain of being human. I have a neurobehavior background which helps me to explain to client how we think and feel the way we do in order to help you understand how thoughts and emotions impact behavior and what goes on in the brain.

I draw from a range of therapeutic modalities, because there isn’t one method or style that works for every client. I have found that a combination of strength based strategies and techniques from theories like Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Humanistic Theory, and Experiential/Communication models to be very effective. The counseling experience is meant to bring real life applications that clients and families can use outside the therapy room.

Counseling is about the bond we form together. “It’s the relationship that heals,” (Yalom, p. 112 of Love’s Executioner). The best measure of therapeutic outcome is the therapeutic relationship we develop together. I would be honored to be part of your journey and get to know you, the real you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMFT #119076 (Expires: 2024-05-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Candyce Braker. 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 B.R. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Candyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Candyce has been such a great help and support, providing sound advice and wisdom while also encouraging me. Very grateful for her!

Written by A.N. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Candyce for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Professional, considerate, helpful all the way. Practical tools for dealing with stressful situations and people. Great talk therapy!

Work with me!