Brandon Shurn,Ph.D., LCPC, NCC

Brandon Shurn,Ph.D., LCPC, NCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Secondary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Optum
Fees: Sessions are $165 for 50-60 minutes,
Evening Availability


Brunswick, Maryland 21716

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My Approach to Helping

When you are recovering from a traumatic experience, or recovering from anxiety, or depression, it can often seem like you will never recover from those moments. Try as you might, there just seems to be no way that you can move past the situation that has caused you so much, worry, sadness, or trauma. At times, you might not even be aware of what is causing the experience, this is also true of traumatic events that happened some time ago. All you know is this...there is something in your life that is interfering with your ability to participate fully in your life and the life of your loved ones.

This is where I can help you learn how to navigate those moments and EmPower you to effectively manage how you happen to life. I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, and depression. To help navigate these issues I take a holistic approach using gestalt therapy as my foundational approach to working with clients and integrate transactional analysis where appropriate. Dealing with you as an entire being means that we look at how those issues are not only impacting you mentally, but also physically, and relationally.

To help facilitate the process of awareness, responsibility, and growth, why questions are largely avoided. Asking “why” does nothing more than seek an external explanation for the behavior and further blocks deeper exploration. How, what, and where questions are used because they allow for the development of awareness. I also operate from a basic premise that all behavior is motivated by and designed to accomplish one of three things: Avoid, Maintain, or Gain something. That something is either Psychological (Harm or Safety), Emotional (Harm or Safety), or Physical (Harm or Safety). While it is probable that there is some overlap between the three motivators, one will be the primary motivator.

My Role as a Therapist

My primary role as a counselor is to help navigate the darkness of the traumatic experience you have endured and emerge from that experience as someone who is stronger and more confident in your abilities to navigate your life on your own.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I have heard from people opposed to meeting with a counselor say that "it is for crazy people." This could not be further from the truth. In short, therapy is like preventative maintenance for mental health. Think of it this way, if you or someone you know has a vehicle, they typically don't wait until the car stops working before they attend to the problems. Wanting the vehicle to last as long as possible means that things like oil changes, tire rotations, engine tune-ups, etc., are conducted at regular times throughout the year. Engaging in mental health counseling has the same concept, working with someone to navigate issues before they become too big to overcome provides the best opportunity to keep issues from becoming overwhelming.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    people who have experienced trauma
    individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety
    those who have suffered a loss
    parents who are trying to figure out how to best support their child with special needs
    individuals struggling with symptoms of depression

Industries & Communities Served

  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma

Types of Therapy

  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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