My Approach to Helping
I’m Christy Braman and I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I received my Masters in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2001. After 12 years in private practice, I joined Pioneers and moved to Indonesia. While there, I counseled missionaries who were struggling with trauma, relational difficulties, and the grief that comes with coming to or leaving the field.
In 2019, after 6 years as an expat in two different countries, I felt called to come back to the US and returned to Central Florida. While there are no mountains and the hiking is different from my beloved and native North Carolina, I am glad to call Orlando home. This is where I want to help individuals find fullness in their lives and relationships.
I have a relaxed and relational style as a therapist. I try to create a comfortable & safe place where individuals feel accepted and yet are challenged to grow.
My primary area of clinical interest is working with adults who have experienced abuse in childhood (sexual, verbal, emotional, or neglect). I also work with individuals in the following areas: grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, codependency, transitions in life, divorce recovery, and women’s issues. One of my other joys is seeing women be empowered through group therapy, as I believe some forms of healing can only come through friendship and community.
When I’m not counseling, I love being in the woods or on the water. Trees and fish are some of my favorite company. I’m also sort of a taste explorer and like trying new recipes. My weekends are usually spent with friends, at jazz & art festivals, or having cookouts.