Dr. Andrea Brandt is a marriage and family therapist located in Santa Monica California. Andrea brings over 35 years of clinical experience to the role of individual family therapist, couples counseling, group therapy, and anger management classes.
Dr. Brandt is a recognized expert in treating a full range of emotional issues, including anger & aggression, anxiety & trauma, aging, relationships, work-life balance, workplace, and women’s issues.
In her workshops, patient sessions, and presentations, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical, and emotional wellness.
Upon pioneering a new approach to emotional healing, Dr. Brandt directed her attention to the study of anger management and conflict resolution. In her book 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness, Dr. Brandt examines strategies for overcoming a common yet debilitating response mechanism. In her second book, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom, Dr. Brandt explores methods to better understand and manage the powerful emotion of anger.
Dr. Brandt holds three-hour workshops open to the public called 8-Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness. Go to abrandtherapy.com/passive-aggressive-workshop-group/ for details.
She also trains therapists across the nation with the seminar Mindful Anger: The Art of Transforming a Difficult Emotion into a Therapeutic Tool. Go to mindfulangerworkshop.com for details.
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