Kristena Brand

MS, LPC, NCC

Kristena Brand

MS, LPC, NCC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC011209
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Health Care
Fees: $135 - $175
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1201 West Peachtree Street, NW
Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, Georgia 30309

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My Approach to Helping

As an experienced licensed professional counselor, with a MA in Community Counseling and Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, it is my honor to assist you in exploring your core issues and moving toward a healthy, fulfilling life. The goal of our therapy sessions together, will be to help you develop the mental fortitude needed to lead a successful life and to empower you to experience a better quality of life and ultimately reach your hopes, dreams and self-potential. We will explore your feelings, your circumstances and your options. I will help you grow in your ability to confront what is right in front of you and navigate your present. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as wells as become a more productive and happier person.

I use a variety of approaches to address the unique needs of my clients. Treatment plans typically utilize a foundation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Family Systems, Gottman Method, Person-Centered then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that include the tools to help sustain growth and are customized to meet your unique circumstances.

With couples, I utilize a family systems approach and practice the Gottman method. Utilizing his method, I assist couples and intimate partners in working through gridlocks to repair their relationship. I also work with those going through divorce or experiencing grief from previous relationship issues.

More Info About My Practice

Our practice represents a collaboration of female clinicians and coaches who are united by diversity that offer an array of services. We all share the belief that every woman deserves a space to feel empowered.

We offer integrative services such as nutrition, movement therapy, nature therapy, biofeedback, mindfulness to help women live a healthier lifestyle and cope with daily challenges. We additionally provide ongoing support and guidance to help set realistic goals and make lasting changes. Each treatment program is personalized and designed to empower women to be their best selves and find joy in living.

At Joie de Vivre your voice is heard, your wisdom is honored, and together we will take your chosen path towards greater health and wellness. We believe that you are capable of creating change and we are here to offer our support and encouragement.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

If you are looking for guidance with anxiety, fears, depression, or trauma, it takes courage to ask for help. Admitting you can't do everything on your own, is the first step toward achieving wellness in a fast paced, demanding world.

The good news is, asking for help gets easier with a little practice. The way in which we cope in the world is greatly influenced by how we see the world. Asking for help, and obtaining a fresh perspective is often the first and most profound step toward developing the mental muscle needed to become stronger. The more support you gain, the better equipped you will be to take on bigger challenges and achieve more successes.

Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in providing you with the necessary support and training to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life. Many studies have shown throughout the years that psychotherapy is an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Industries & Communities Served

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

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology

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