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Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Adjunct Faculty
Doctoral Internship — NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology — The George Washington University
M.Psy. — The George Washington University
B.A. in Psychology — University of California, Berkeley
I Treat
Couple & Marriage
Young Adult
Issues I Treat
Depression / Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Women's Issues
Postpartum Depression
Perinatal Mood / Anxiety Disorders
Couples Conflict
Medical Illness / Chronic Illness / Disability
Family of Origin Issues
Life Stage Transitions
Parenthood (Transition to)
College (Transition to)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Grief & Loss
Personality Disorders
Premarital Counseling
Stress Management
Cognitive Flexibility / Executive Functioning
Psychological Assessment & Testing / Neuropsychological Testing
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
In-law Relationships
Work / Life Balance
Workplace Issues
Job Loss
Spirituality / Religion
Therapists in Therapy
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Couple Therapy
Diagnostic Assessment
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Psychodynamic Therapy

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.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

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.

Recent Publications

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).

Merit Fellowship (2014, 2016) — The George Washington University
Phi Beta Kappa — University of California, Berkeley
2019 Scholars Award — Divison 39 of the American Psychological Association
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement