Brandon Brawner, Ph.D.
CA Licensed Psychologist
Sliding scale rates: $120-$175.
Offices in Oakland and Berkeley
Psychotherapy for Adults, Teens, Families/Couples
I'm here to support you, your children and your family in meeting the emotional, psychological and practical challenges you face. Whether you’re a teenager struggling with high expectations, school problems, family difficulties or you’re hoping to improve your mood, confidence and relationships, I will assist you in breaking down obstacles and achieving your goals. If you are a parent trying to understand how to manage and communicate with your “coming of age” depressed or rebellious adolescent, I provide counsel and safe opportunities to explore the conflicts and confusion that block resolutions. Together, we work to identify underlying causes, create plans of action, and use a wide range of skills to break up old stuck patterns so we can redirect your energies into developing new and more fulfilling relationships and opportunities.
I use a multi-disciplinary approach that meets your particular challenges by way of integrating conscious strengths with the many untapped qualities that lie undeveloped within you. Carl Jung defined mental and emotional health as a feeling of flexibility, of seeing many options. Before tackling your most difficult challenges, we will collaborate on opening up a greater sense of emotional and psychological space, allowing you to more freely explore into potentially enlivening ways of dealing with your situation. I bring many tools practiced over 30 years. These include brief and long term therapeutic strategies.
I also bring a passionate and committed desire to recover the joy that might have gone missing in your life, through whatever means necessary.