"Passion for helping others to feel empowered"

Welcome, I am so glad you're here!

There is great value in having others around, both in navigating through pain and in finding healing. 

The connection we have with ourselves, and the relationships we share with others, is powerful.

My belief is that by fostering an understanding of who we are and what we have experienced, we are able to form a foundation from which to create healing.

It is my hope that our work together generates acceptance and understanding, empowers you to create real change, and clears a path so that you can allow healing within your life. We will work together to improve skills and develop tools that can assist you on your journey.

 

 

 

Brannon Allen, LPC, CCTP, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor

My experience as a therapist

As a therapist, my Person-Centered approach has been successful in helping clients fulfill their goals, and address a variety of challenges—depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, stress, and trauma. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and perinatal mental health. I understand the therapeutic process is often uncomfortable, so it is important to me that my clients feel the environment we share is one in which they can explore themselves and their experiences, without judgment. I incorporate components of Existential and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, in addition to other therapeutic modalities that allow me to meet you where you are and address your individual needs.  I have training in EMDR Therapy, an integrative psychotherapy approach that has proven effective in treating trauma. My aim is to provide the type of care specific to your needs in an environment that can best serve you.

If you think my services would be a good fit for your needs, please schedule an appointment online, or contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to speaking with you.
 
My practice is affirming regardless of race, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious, and spiritual beliefs. All are valued and welcomed! 

Additional Training and Certifications  

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC011291)

  • Trained in Perinatal Mental Health 2020

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 2018

  • National Certified Counselor 2014

  • EMDR basic trained 2014

I completed EMDR basic training through Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, and advanced specialized training for the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders through Postpartum Support International.  I have completed training and ongoing continuing education in the field of trauma, and have been awarded certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional from the International Trauma Training Institute. I am recognized as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors. 

Education 

  • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Lenoir Rhyne University, 2014

  • MA School Counseling, Lenoir Rhyne University, 2014

  • BA Psychology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2011

Verified Provider on Psychology Today
 

141 Sams Street

Suite A

Decatur, GA 30030

Tel: 404-341-7239

brannon@ballentherapy.com

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