ANDREA BRANDT, PHD, MFT

Andrea Brandt is sharing her insight, tips, and strategies. You can learn more on the PESI blog:

How to Transform Self-Punishment into Self-Compassion

As a psychotherapist, it's your job to give your clients the guidance they need to make healthy decisions that will bring them contentment. This New Year, introduce self-compassion as a more worthy resolution than one that could lead to self-punishment. Read more.

Can You Hear Me Now: When to stop fixing and just listen

When a client comes to you in emotional distress and you sense that childhood wounds are the cause, your instinct is to spring into action. We want to stitch them up and slap on a new metaphorical bandage. But you can't fix them. And here's why... Read more.

By Andrea Brandt - In this third part of a three-part series adapted from the upcoming book Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life after 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, author and clinician Andrea Brandt looks at how a more intentional relationship with ourselves can lead to more satisfying relationships with others.

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By Andrea Brandt - In this second part of a three-part series adapted from the upcoming book Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life after 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, author and clinician Andrea Brandt looks at how to increase awareness of what brings you joy.

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By Andrea Brandt - In this first of a three-part series adapted from the upcoming book Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life after 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, author and clinician Andrea Brandt looks at how to nurture realistic positivity past 50.

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We've all met someone who acts passive-aggressively. We know what it looks like—and we're often the ones doing it—but how many of us know why we act passive-aggressively? Where does passive-aggressiveness come from? What are the roots of passive-aggression?

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As a psychotherapist, it's your job to give your clients the guidance they need to make healthy decisions that will bring them contentment. This New Year, introduce self-compassion as a more worthy resolution than one that could lead to self-punishment.

Read more...

When a client comes to you in emotional distress and you sense that childhood wounds are the cause, your instinct is to spring into action. We want to stitch them up and slap on a new metaphorical bandage.

But you can't fix them. And here's why...

Read more...

Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., MFT, is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica, California.  Andrea brings over 35 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy and anger management classes.



Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women’s issues.



In her workshops, patient sessions and presentations, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself.  She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical, and emotional wellness.



Upon pioneering a new approach to emotional healing, Dr. Brandt directed her attention to the study of anger management and conflict resolution.  Her books, 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness (W.W. Norton, 2013) and Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom (W.W. Norton, 2014), cover these topics. Dr. Brandt is also the author of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Lefe After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy (PESI, 2017).





Speaker Disclosures:



Financial: Andrea Brandt maintains a private practice. She is an author for WW Norton and receives royalties. Dr. Brandt receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.



Nonfinancial: Andrea Brandt is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); and of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)