I am a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Professional with 22 years experience in Private Practice, a Community Mental Health Center and an Alzheimer’s Foundation. I have worked with mental health issues and addictions; caregivers and care-receivers; as well as clients dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, ADHD and numerous other concerns.
My counseling style is interactive and responsive. Together, we will explore your challenges, build your coping skills and find solutions that work. My approach is eclectic, combining many aspects, including empowerment, cognitive and behavioral elements. Your counseling will respond to your unique individual needs.
Your interest in counseling implies that you have the courage to change and grow. That is all you need to seek a happier, more fulfilling future. I am here to support and encourage you on this exciting journey!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
FL LCSW SW6239
Great to talk to. Very understanding, calm, and intuitive. She really helped me her a better look at the bigger picture and figure out where I needed to focus my energy
Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with J. Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Phyllis was awesome, highly recommend
Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with J. Phyllis for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties
Lovely and understanding, lots of positive energy!
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with J. Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
J. Phyllis Brannen is a very relatable and a comfortable person to talk too. She gives practical homework that is not too much to bite off! She makes it easier to get better.
Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with J. Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
Phyllis is very understanding and has such a lovely energy that just makes you want to talk to her. And she gives immediate actions towards improvement, which I appreciate!
Written on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with J. Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Love her! Look forward to speaking to her every week. She is full of joy and wisdom. She is helping me understand myself and my spiritual journey.
Written on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with J. Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders