I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Florida and Hawaii with seven years of experience. Counseling is my second career path, as I am also a licensed pharmacist with over 28 years of experience. I have worked with many clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is to work as a team with my clients to figure out what works best for them. I believe in treating all individuals from all walks of life with respect and compassion. My theoretical approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, reality therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, career/vocational counseling, and mindfulness. I will personalize our sessions and your therapeutic treatment plan to meet your unique needs and goals.
It takes courage and strength to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. So I commend you for that. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
HI LMHC MHC-832
FL LMHC MH17643
Best gelp I could ever get
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Dr. Branson has changed my life for the better. She has excellent insight every session and has been encouraging me to improve and make changes for the better. I look forward to sessions with her every week. I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Branson and have her as my therapist.
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues
Dr. Branson is a great listener. She gives you the space to air out all your feelings and thoughts. Additionally, she asks great follow up questions to help guide the session in a way that’s useful to you. She is motivating and encouraging. You will leave each session with an understanding of the work you did and the steps you need to take to continue in the right direction. She is the best!
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr.&Mrs.Branson is the mental health coach you want in your corner! A great listener with multiple tools to help you work through your therapy goals! She's been so supportive, I wouldn't be where I am today without her.
Written on Apr 16, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
When I first met Dr. Branson, I was somewhat skeptical but after opening up to her, I know that she is very skilled at recognizing my issues and the things I am struggling with. I feel pretty confident that she can help me and that she understands my issues pretty well. I am finding great relief in learning about techniques that I can use to help myself slow down my thinking and to work on healing myself. It has been a good experience so far and I am grateful to her for her insights and help. She is easy to talk with and there is a nice flow to our sessions. I would definitely recommend her highly to anyone who is looking for help in better understanding themselves and to learn strategies and techniques for staying more focused in the present and helping themselves to heal from their past.
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr Branson is wonderful! She gets right to it and doesn’t mince words. She truly cares and has always provided great takeaways and additional learning and worksheets.
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes