Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology — The George Washington University
M.Psy. — The George Washington University
B.A. in Psychology — University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Branda works with individuals and couples utilizing an integrative therapeutic approach that draws from various evidence-based CBT techniques and well-established psychodynamic theories. Dr. Branda strives to create a safe environment allowing her clients to share freely and making space for material that has personal or cultural relevance. She works collaboratively with her clients to provide practical strategies to meet their goals as well as offer insight and understanding into early relational patterns.
Dr. Branda received her internship training at NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center — the first psychiatric hospital in the United States. There, she received specialized training in trauma, severe and persistent mental illness as well as co-morbid physical and mental health concerns. Additionally, Dr. Branda worked for the World Trade Center Clinic treating survivors of 9/11 using trauma-informed care. Focus areas of her practice include depression and anxiety, relational and acute trauma, relationship issues and women’s mental health concerns including perinatal and postpartum concerns. Dr. Branda works hard to understand her clients and help them better understand themselves.
Dr. Branda is involved in education, research and the advancement of psychology through membership in various psychological associations. Dr. Branda is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, teaching graduate-level courses.
Branda, R. (in press). Asen, Eia. Therapy. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham. (Manuscript accepted).