Connie Branham

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

Phew! You made it! That first step of asking for help can be a tough one! I congratulate you on your courage. Many people never take that step and suffer needlessly.

What's causing you pain right now? Panic attacks? Depression? Fear? I understand. When stress gets too high, it has to show up somewhere and often these are the ways it shows up. If you've been struggling to just get through your day, you know the pain of NOT doing something about it. It's likely affecting your confidence, your relationships, your work or school. It doesn't have to be that way! It's possible to live a life without constant fear and fatigue. I specialize in working with women with anxiety, depression and low self esteem.

Anxiety can be a general sense of uneasiness all the way to having obsessions and compulsions to full blown panic attacks. The fear that overwhelms you with anxiety feels very dangerous, but it's not. It's really your mind and body trying to cope with life from a very primitive level--fight or flight. But it makes you exhausted, unable to concentrate, isolated, and can even land you in the emergency room with what feels very much like a heart attack. How would your life be different if anxiety was no longer scaring you?

Depression can be mild (everyday feeling low, having little motivation) to moderate (skipping work because you just can't get going in the morning, canceling events because nothing sounds like fun anymore) to severe (thoughts of ending your own life because life has lost all joy and you can't get out of bed, nor do you want to). If your depression is severe, you need counseling in a safe setting, maybe a hospital, or several times a week in a counselor's office. But if you fit mild to moderate, this may be a good place for you to get help. I have been helping women cope with depression for more than 30 years and I would be honored to help you. Please don't give up! You can have a great life! I challenge you to imagine a life free from depression...

Maybe you're just trying to sort out some big life situations, like making decisions about your relationships or coping with the empty nest issue. Maybe your grown kids are causing you some pain. I have three grown kids with kids of their own. I get it. I can help.

If you've grown up in a home that hasn't taught you how incredible you are, or you've been through some challenging relationships in which you've been emotionally beaten down, you may be suffering with low self-esteem. This is a very real issue, and not at all uncommon in women. I watch women every day in my practice gain strength and courage and confidence. They begin challenging those lies they've been fed and start spending time with people who support them and lift them up. It's an amazing transformation! This could be YOU!

Oh, and for reassurance, I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Orlando, Florida. I graduated from University of Central Florida with both my undergraduate psychology degree and my master's degree in Counselor Education. I started practicing counseling in the early 1980s and have loved it ever since then :-) My reward is your healing!

As a strong Christian, I have many online clients whom I get to help seek God's wisdom as the main basis for their healing. I'm a leader in my church; I am a volunteer and facilitate a small group. If you're wanting your counseling to line up with God's word, I can help!

Don't suffer any longer. Give this a try. I look forward to hearing from you.
Connie


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 37

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH3357 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by G.I. on Nov 17, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I am beyond grateful for Connie’s expertise. We have come a very long way!

Written by B.R. on Nov 01, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Although Connie and I have only met once (kind of early for survey questionnaires BetterHelp), I do feel confident that we are going to be able to get to the root of many things. She is very responsive and attentive, genuine in her care.

Written by M.A. on Oct 30, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 months

She is great. She listens and helps me in every way. God bless her :)

Written by K.I. on Oct 24, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Connie is so compassionate and understanding. I finally feel seen and heard for who I am by a counsellor and together we work towards helping that person flourish. Connie is very well read and always offers a solution, even if that is just her understanding and reassuring me that certain feelings are valid and that they are only feelings, and they will pass.

Written by A.L. on Oct 10, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Connie is kind, helpful, and so supportive. She always knows the right thing to say at the right time. I went through a few therapists before her and she’s been the best by far. She feels like a friend and is someone who can manage great progress in working on issues.

Written by S.A. on Sep 05, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Talking to Connie for the past couple of weeks has been very relieving. Talking to her is very comfortable because I usually get very shy opening up about my problems, but Connie made it much easier to open up. Thank you for helping me, Connie.

Written by J.E. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Connie has been the only confidante I have felt I have had in a long time. Even around the most uncomfortable of topics she has made me feel safe an understood. I am very grateful for that.

Written by K.I. on Aug 17, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression

I find Connie to be very personable, yet so professional. She is kind, understanding, fun, and very easy to talk to right from the beginning. She is helping me articulate my issues and giving me helpful techniques for understanding them and dealing with them. I would highly recommend her!

Written by G.A. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Connie has been there and available to listen to me when I needed it the most and to offer her expertise and professionalism. Happy with our work so far. Glad I reached out.

Written by L.O. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Connie is your "common sense counselor". She goes straight to the core of the issue. She approaches the issue with professionalism and utmost empathy. By asking the appropriate questions, she helped see my situation in a real and positive light which in turned helped make the right choices. Thanks Connie!

Written by M.I. on Jun 13, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Words can’t describe what she has done for me. I have been in a very dark place, the darkest a person can go. But with her help I know my problems are fixable. I just thank god I’ve had the courage to do this. And for people like her to help us.

Written by J.U. on May 22, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Connie is incredibly professional, discerning, wise and loving in every way. I don’t know how I would’ve made it through this chapter of my life without her great counsel and wisdom

Written by M.A. on May 08, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I have grown a lot since I started therapy with Connie. Things took a very positive turn for me through the newly discovered self-awareness.

Written by S.C. on Mar 22, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Connie is the best counsellor I have worked with. She’s responsive to my needs and gives me actionable advice like I asked for. I woul definitely recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Mar 11, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

She's wonderful I already feel like I can trust her with my problems.

Written by K.I. on Mar 04, 2019 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Connie is fun, makes the experience so much better. I like it when others are dedicated to helping others and this I believe is Connie.

Written by J.A. on Dec 13, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and anger management

Cool calm and collected. She listens very well.

Written by K.A. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Connie is amazing and relates well to me. When going through hardships, it’s hard to find a counselor who genuinely cares and helps. Not only does she listen but offers activities to help get you through the situation. I can’t imagine having gone through this alone without Connie! I feel stronger everyday as a result.

Written by L.I. on Aug 09, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

I greatly appreciate Connie’s commitment to her patients. I found her to be extremely responsive, very warm to interact with, and she certainly provided excellent insight on the topics we discussed. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Written by A.L. on Jun 21, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

It's early days but I already feel safe with Connie. She is encouraging, a great listener and very responsive. She offers me compassionate therapy with practical suggestions and exercises to help me progress. She listens and responds to my struggles, past or present, and has given me an optimistic outlook for the future. I'd honestly recommend her to anyone.

Written by G.E. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Connie is a very wise and supportive counselor. She has been such a great help to me during a time of transition in my life. She is very intuitive and her knowledge base and expertise have exceeded my expectations. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have her support during this time of my life.

Written by J.E. on Jun 09, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Connie has been working with me for several months now. She’s been by my side through old and current painful situations, always helping me with her compassionate ear and loving advice. She’s been my saving grace! Connie is an excellent councillor to work with when you need yourself heard. I strongly recommend her!

Written by G.R. on Jun 05, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

Connie is wonderful! I'm glad BetterHelp matched me to her. I trust her approach and support and ways of counseling me.

Written by R.O. on May 17, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career

Connie provides an awesome service! Always enjoy meeting with her and feel like she has really helped me get my life back on track! Thank you Connie!!

Written by E.R. on May 15, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Connie Branham's soft focused and structured emotional support meant the world to me during a very difficult time. Thank you, Connie. God bless you and your family.

Written by S.A. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Connie is very knowledgeable with many years of working with clients who need couples' counseling. She provided me with materials, resources, and information that not only benefited me during my sessions but also for my future well being. Connie is great!

Written by O.R. on Feb 25, 2018 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and self esteem

I'm so grateful for all the support and guidance that Connie has given me. Connie immediately made me feel at ease and listened. She made sense of the feelings I was experiencing and offered practical and manageable coping mechanisms. I can not recommend her highly enough! Connie is excellent at her job- she is a natural caring person. I hope to work with her again in the future. Thanks for being that guiding light Connie : )

Written by W.E. on Dec 19, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

Connie is very empathetic and understanding. She has years of experience and can draw insight into my problems immediately.

Written by R.E. on Nov 26, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

In the few weeks I've worked with her so far, I've found Connie to be very compassionate, caring, AND knowledgeable. I highly recommend her!

Written by R.A. on Oct 21, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I really enjoy working with Connie Branham, she listens, is sympathetic, asks the right questions and gets me thinking enough to encourage personal growth. This has been the best counseling experience I have had. I sometimes feel like she is my best friend. She makes suggestions based on need and helps get me out of the tough places in my head with such care and concern.

Written by B.E. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and grief

Connie is easy to get hold of. She is kind and patient. And she has taught me some important things,

Written by C.A. on Sep 01, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Connie is amazing and insightful. I am so very happy with her as my counselor!

Written by M.A. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career

Connie is a great listener and actually gives advice and wonderful exercises to do...l would recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.E. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Connie did a great job and really helped me though a difficult time. Will recommend to others.

Written by D.O. on Jun 18, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning family, and self esteem

Excellent listener and her advice really helps.. I could not have gotten over my hurdle without her..

Written by L.A. on Jun 04, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

Connie is great. She has slowly become part of my life. She picked up on my personality immediately and was able to cater her approach around me and my style, not her own. She is the sound part of my life, when I just need it to be about me. Thanks Connie!

Written by L.U on Mar 08, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She has been excellent. I am dealing with some anxiety due to health concerns and she has helped me manage the anxiety. I haven't fully overcome it but I know in due time I will with the help of The Lord and Connie!

Written by T.T on Feb 20, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Connie is very caring. She is a great listener and is very supportive. She helped me a lot and I am very happy I got paired with Connie. 😊

Written by B.R on Feb 12, 2017 after counseling with Connie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, eating, and self esteem

Great listener and thorough.

Written by J.E on Dec 14, 2016 after counseling with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Connie is wonderful. She is very insightful and leads me through this process. She gives me a lot to think about and keeps me very positive.

Written by M.A on Aug 21, 2016 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

I have been really grateful for Connie over these last few months. She's a compassionate listener and has really helped me make practical changes to manage the things in my life that I have found overwhelming. I know that as a counselor, she can't actually solve my problems for me, but she's really helping me see the things that I can do that will address the issues I'm facing in my life.

Written by C.A on Aug 03, 2016 after counseling with Connie for 4 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have been communicating with Connie Branham for a couple of weeks and I am totally pleased. I feel she is a caring, warm and understanding person and is very comfortable to speak with. I thoroughly enjoy the times I speak with her and feel she is very helpful.

Written by E.K on Jun 02, 2016 after counseling with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and depression

Connie has beed able to help me with my depression after a few weeks of counseling. She gave me simple and effective tools that I will keep using to stay happy. Also,I really enjoyed that she was checking on me almost every day. I really wish I used BetterHelp much earlier. In our busy world it can be very hard and also intimidating to go see a therapist at the office. Online format makes it so much easier and much more affordable. What a great resource! I'm really thankful for my experience and I know that whenever I feel that I'm getting off track I can get help very fast!