Brandon Isaacson

MA, NCC, Licensed Associate Counselor

Brandon Isaacson

MA, NCC, Licensed Associate Counselor

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision.
Primary Credential: Licensed Associate Counselor - 37AC00595900
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
Fees: Standard rate is $100 with a sliding scale as low as $50.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

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My Approach to Helping

My passion in life is seeking to understand and support those around me. Sometimes that’s through my work as a therapist, sometimes it’s through a love of books and films that bring me into someone else’s perspective, and sometimes it’s through being active in my community to bring about change. I obsessively seek new knowledge, whether that's through listening to perspectives that are new to me, or learning new information. I am eager to hear your story and share what I've learned that might be able to help!

I work with professionals, students, academics, elders, craftspersons, therapists, couples & kids. We thrive together by building two-way trust, honesty & authenticity in our relationship. I will bring ideas, experiments, insights & kindness, but I'm not here to tell you who to be or what to do. We will work together to understand why you're experiencing the issue you're presenting with & work together to HEAL, not just cope. A critical piece of the puzzle is examining the environment and structural forces that have influenced and shaped you. No matter where you start, I intend to help you leave feeling aware, empowered & capable.

I have experience working with depression, anxiety, exploring identity, ADHD, addiction, relationship issues, body dysmorphia, career, and school issues. I work to be anti-racist, anti-patriarchal, and LGBTQ+ affirming. I create a safe emotional space for emotional and intellectual reflection and exploration. In therapeutic lingo, my approach often involves Liberation Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, andor Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

I identify as a white, Jewish, cisgender male, with pronouns hehimhis. Outside of my day-to-day therapy work, I have presented research about the effectiveness of EMDR for female survivors of sexual and domestic violence at the industry-leading ACA 2021 Conference, will be a published author on the same subject in November 2021 and have done additional research examining the experience of using NARCAN in the Philadelphia community and exploring Liberation Psychotherapy as a social justice counseling theory. I’ve guest lectured to Masters students in Counseling at The College of New Jersey about using mindfulness and wellness at the intersection of being an LGBT+ elder and I currently serve as President of the New Jersey Association for Multicultural Counseling (NJAMC), an organization focused on ensuring multicultural competence for NJ counselors.

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • BIPOC
  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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