Dr. Andrea Brandt, Ph.D, M.F.T, brings over 30 years of clinical experience to the role of psychotherapist, speaker, and author. She is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger, aggression, anxiety, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women's issues.
Dr. Brandt has worked with a broad spectrum of people in extreme situations from all walks of life. In addition to being skilled in numerous orientations, methodologies, interventions and treatment plans, she is also trained in somatic approaches that heighten awareness and intuition.to reinvent . She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical and emotional wellness.
Upon pioneering a new approach to emotional healing, she directed her attention to the study of anger and aggression. In her book 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness (October 2013), she examines strategies for overcoming a common yet debilitating response mechanism. In her second book, Mindful Anger: Unlocking the Lessons of a Key Emotion (Spring 2014), she explores methods to better understand and manage the powerful emotion of anger. Dr. Brandt has been interviewed by national, regional and local news media.
Her doctoral dissertation, “An Exploratory Study of the Role of the Father in the Daughter’s Development and Her Ability to Have Healthy Adult Relationships” investigated the complex effects of the father’s role on the daughter’s emotional development.
Dr. Brandt lives with her husband of 20 years in Santa Monica, California. For more information, visit www.abrandtherapy.com.