Brandy Schafer

MS, LMHC, REAT, NCC, CCMHC

Brandy Schafer

MS, LMHC, REAT, NCC, CCMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Creative Arts Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Secondary Credential: Registered Expressive Arts Therapist - 1920

Offices

122 N. 4th Street
Suite 2022
Lake Mary, Florida 32746

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My Approach to Helping

When will you ever be good enough? Are you constantly striving to get it just right? Do you compare yourself to others and wonder why they make it look so easy? These are important and sometimes difficult questions to ask yourself. It's helpful to talk with a therapist when you're sensing that it's time to change, but might be nervous about taking the first step.

It takes a lot of courage to really look at what's happening in your life. Sometimes we don't even realize how much pressure we put on ourselves when trying to live up to unrealistic expectations.

More Info About My Practice

We'll talk through things that you never thought you'd say out loud.

Participating with the expressive arts, you can safely approach feelings that may otherwise be difficult to verbalize. With expressive writing prompts and spontaneous images, you can start healing in a way that feels fun, safe, and uniquely you. It is my view that we are all creative people, whether we call ourselves an "artist" or not. You have the ability to create a meaningful life and that starts with self acceptance.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

As a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, I can offer you skilled and professional therapeutic expressive arts experiences to work through your issues. I work with a specific range of emotional and behavioral issues focusing on perfectionism, anxiety, depression, agoraphobia, and complicated grief.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with a specific range of emotional and behavioral issues that center around stabilizing your moods and finding meaning in your life. My specialties include creativity development, stress and anxiety management, perfectionism, and complicated grief.

    Through traditional talk therapy and expressive art therapy, you will attain the personal growth you're striving for and deeply connect to your true purpose. We will use an intermodal approach to psychotherapy that uses our innate desire to create—through sculpture, painting, music, theater, poetry, dance, or other artistic forms—as a therapeutic tool to help initiate change (if you're comfortable with this). We can also choose to work through in-depth conversations, reading, and cinema. We'll also take a deeper look at your self-identity and ways of relating to others. Anyone interested in exploring how creativity, guided meditation, and mindfulness can improve their current circumstances and inspire a more meaningful life will like it here.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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