BRANDON COUSSENS, LMFT, NCC
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
I offer individual, family, marriage counseling, and relationship counseling. I also offer christian counseling, sex therapy, parenting assistance, and premarital counseling. Other services are offered as well. Please contact my office by email or phone (706-955-0230) to learn more about our services or ask for more information.
Hi! I hope you already know my name and what I do (counseling). So, I would like to tell you a little MORE about myself.
I am a husband and a father. I have had struggles with life just like you. Being a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, doesn’t mean I haven’t lived or struggled. My wife and I have argued, just like you. I have been stressed by deadlines at work and the pressures of home, just like you. My son has pooped on the floor while potty training, possibly, just like you.
I too have dealt with many of the same problems you have dealt with, and still deal with. Helping people with these some concerns is what I do.
The start of this About Me section let you know that I am JUST LIKE YOU. I understand when you are thinking each day, “I don’t know what to say,” or “I don’t understand my spouse.” Those words are my words, and I have said them many times before.
My marriage isn’t perfect. My life isn’t perfect. And, I am definitely not perfect. You may be wondering why that matters. It matters because it lets you know I understand what you are going through. You might be saying, “YEAH RIGHT!”
Maybe I don’t know EVERY THING. However, I know that you are going through a lot. Yet, I hope that you will let me be a part of your journey so you can show me what it is like to be you.
You see, I am glad you have taken the step to seek information about counseling and couples therapy. That’s why you are here, right? Or are you here to just find out more about me?
Here is the information you probably want to know:
I have been a counselor for over 9 years and have helped many couples, families, and individuals just like you reach their goals. YES! IT IS POSSIBLE!
My specialties are couples counseling, Premarital Counseling, Christian counseling, and sex therapy.
Helping families grow and thrive is my motivation.
Relationships can be stressful and confusing at times. Many tense feelings, such as, sadness, anxiety, anger, and fear, can contribute to an experience that seems like a crisis or that your relationship is falling apart. Financial decisions, career decisions, parenting conflicts and other tough circumstances can complicate communication.
I help couples learn the skills that contribute to healthy communication that will decrease negative experiences in their relationship.
HOW DO I DO THAT?
Through learning from you what your goals are, I help you plan out steps to reach those goals. We define clear, practical actions to reach those steps, together. Then, I work with you each week to make those actions habits.
As you build new, healthy habits that match the direction you want to move toward, you will eventually reach your goals! It’s that simple!
Other things you might want to know about me are:
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety, OCD, men’s issues, parenting conflicts, anger and adolescent behavioral and emotional difficulties.
My training and career work has been a variety of settings: in an outpatient addiction facility, a prison, a non-profit counseling center for adolescents, and a private counseling facility, where I worked in homes and schools with families, children, couples and individuals on a variety of issues.
I have built a lot of experience over the years doing a variety of counseling and education. One thing I am sure of is that I have arrived at my passion to heal marriages and relationships. I can do all those other things and will help you with those if you need help in those areas, but my main goal is to health strengthen relationships.
You want to know MORE about me?
Besides counseling, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing sports and keeping up with college football. Listening to music is a relaxing, enjoyable activity that I do often. Sometimes, I will play a video game or watch a good movie. Traveling is also something I love. I try to enjoy living a full life! My favorite experience is being in a sports venue with lots of people cheering or being in church worshiping.
My OTHER passion is to see people living productive, joyful and successful lives. I believe spirituality contributes heavily to having a full life. My belief in God and his love for his creation is what sustains me. We live in a world where sin exist, but hope exist too. However, I work from a position of love as Jesus loves. It is important to me that I don’t push my beliefs on you. My desire is for you to find what is true for yourself, and I want you to see that hope exist!
I want to help you. Tell me your story. Let me walk with you through the story you are creating.
Visit my blog for more information about different topics that help with relationship problems.
I strive to provide a professional, safe and comfortable environment where you can talk about your needs and communicate easily. It is my mission to help you grow and learn your full potential, find hope in the valley’s of life, and explore the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of life.
I currently accept insurance if a diagnosis can be obtained. If you wish to use insurance for individual sessions I will do a diagnostic interview during the first session to determine if a diagnosis is present. Some of the insurance plans that I participate in are Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Tricare, Humana, and others, as well as, some EAPs.
NOTICE: Sex Therapy, Premarital Counseling and Marriage Counseling are not covered by insurance. Insurance only reimburses for medical purposes and requires a diagnosis. Please contact my office to find out more.