Brandais Gary is a nationally certified counselor and a certified kindergarten through twelfth grade school counselor that began her career in 2015 in the school counseling field. In her role as a school counselor, Brandais has gained experience working with diverse groups of children, providing individual and group counseling, bibliotherapy, solution-focused therapy and play therapy. She also has experience working as a liaison between community mental health agencies and families to facilitate appropriate mental health supports.
During graduate school Brandais gained experience working with young children through older adolescents. She also has worked as a therapeutic staff support providing clinical interventions to children with behavioral needs and clients on the autism spectrum. Her specialties include, but are not limited to; working with children, multicultural clients, women, families, trauma, adjusting to life changes and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Brandais believes in a person-centered and cognitive behavioral approach to therapy. She has completed continuing education focusing on trauma, anxiety and counseling techniques for diverse populations. She will continue to pursue additional certifications and education to strengthen her practice.
Brandais is currently working on her certified clinical trauma professional certificate and is pursuing counseling licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC) that will be completed in 2022. Brandais has obtained the following:
- Graduated from Albright College in 2010 with Bachelor of Arts degree
- Graduated from Shippensburg University with Master of Education degree in 2015
- Pennsylvania School Counseling Certification, K through 12 since 2015
- NCC (National Counselor Certification) since 2019