Shannon Brandes

LMHC, LCPC

About me

Are you looking to improve your mental heath and willing to put the work in to do it? I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida and New York, a board certified Tele-mental health counselor and a Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator. I have been treating clients in a variety of settings to include forensics, foster care and adult mental health. A variety of mental health concerns that I address include, but are not limited to, sexual addiction, anxiety, depression, phase of life problems, relationships issues, nutrition/exercise, and other mental health concerns. I utilize various counseling theories and techniques to tailor each session to my client's needs. I believe in a holistic and natural approach in order to have a balanced life. When or if desired, physical wellness can be a focus as I have personal training experience. Christian counseling is also available to those who desire this as well. Each person that enters counseling in my practice is considered unique and will be treated fairly without fear of judgment. The only thing that I ask of you is that you are READY TO WORK and that you are looking to put in the work necessary to make the changes that are needed to make it to your goals. You are your own agent of change! I'm only here to guide you along through the process of this and to support you as you need it! Looking forward to working with you on this journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NY LMHC 007832

FL LMHC MH15687

KS LCPC 03010


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Shannon Brandes. 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 on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Her use of the Deconstructing Anxiety model has absolutely changed my life and has given me the structure and knowledge to understand what is happening in my brain, body and with my emotions and to give me the tools to change my life. I recommend her and this model to everyone who really wants to change their lives to one that is more fulfilled and less out of fear!

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Shannon Brandes is knowledgeable and has great resources available. She listens and really helps identify the core fear that is at the root of the problems I'm struggling with. She is honest in her feedback and really helps process things from different perspectives.

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She has helped me to deal with numerous issues in my life. By first just listening to all you have to say. Never just do this or that, but seeing what your mind and soul needs to work on to move to the next step.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I have been in therapy for most of my life and this is the first time I believe that my therapist is actually listening to me and helping me solve my core anxiety issues. Shannon Brandes is an excellent mental health professional. Thank you for helping me become the woman I know I can be.

Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I am loving my sessions with Shannon! She's helped me see things I'd never see on my own. Apart from our live sessions, she sends encouragement and resources and a whole lot of wisdom and insight! She's available when I need her and never shuts me down. Her empathy is so appreciated.

Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Shannon is smart and consistently a positive force in my life. Thanks

Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Shannon is great, i highly recommend her! She is very understanding and consistently helpful.

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and career difficulties

I’ve only had one session, but I can tell she really cares and is not fake, but real. I’ve been impressed with how she responds and asks questions

Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Shannon Brandes is everything i’ve been trying to find in a counselor. i’ve been through so much therapy that is just talking about my life events and learning strategies to calm myself down when i’m experiencing anxiety, which i needed, but now i’m equipped. Shannon offers a holistic approach and exercises that truly make you learn things about yourself that i didn’t think was possible. As soon as i read her bio, i knew it was a great match. it’s productive conversation, not just me talking the entire time explaining life events. she listens to what i say then helps me work through a resolution or acceptance. the phone sessions are only 30 minutes, but it’s the most productive therapy sessions i’ve ever attended. her availability outside of our scheduled sessions is great, too. there’s ongoing conversation and she makes sure i stay on top of what we work on.

Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Shannon is very in tune with what resources will help me work through things. She keeps the progress moving forward and finds ways to keep me motivated to do the work. She keeps the subject we are working on relatable to my personal issues, not just theory. I always get something valuable out of our sessions and homework.

Written on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

My experience so far has been wonderful and I feel like for the first time I have somebody who cares and is truly working to help me. I have already recommended her to a friend and we have only had two sessions.

Written on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Shannon for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Since working with Shannon I have had a feeling of being understood, listened to and it feels nice to have someone in my corner which is a welcomed relief for me. I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone struggling with relationship or other life challenges!!

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