Noah Branson, MA

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Advanced Clinical Therapist

626-263-7528/Ex 21

noahmbranson@gmail.com

Office Location: Pasadena

Individual therapy, couples therapy, emerging adults, college students, relational issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, grief, issues of spirituality, existential issues, identity issues, helping professionals, life transitions, cultural and multiracial issues. 

As people, we have an innate need for connection and relationship.  We also are in an ever-evolving process of developing throughout our lives in order to find and live out the most whole versions of ourselves.  When either of these are disrupted—intense emotions, confusing thoughts, loss, broken relationships, trauma, or other difficult life cirucumstances—we can feel like we’re drowning, confused, alone and in pain.  We all have automatic reactions to attempt to manage this disorientation and pain such as numbing/withdrawing, controlling/perfecting, shaming/making ourselves small, or blaming/being angry with the world.  Yet, these ways of managing often keep us stuck and make us feel more isolated and confused.

It is in this place where therapy can be helpful. Relationship can cause so much of the pain in our lives but it is also where so much meaning and healing comes from. It is in this unique therapeutic relationship in which we can begin to journey together and help you be able to slow down and make sense of your story and the ways you have been trying to survive that have left you in such pain. It is actually in this place of disorientation and pain in which people have the potential to take incredible leaps of courage and healing because if something isn’t uncomfortable why would we try to change in the first place? Therapy can help you take those leaps.

Good therapy is a collaborative process and a courageous safe space that helps you see yourself more clearly as we identify strengths and joys as well as growing edges and pain and work to not only reduce your symptoms but integrate all these things in a way that will set you free to live your life more fully. I value drawing on the unique strengths, values, contexts and communities of the clients because all of these things are what make each person valuable and unique and are often essential to the process of healing.

About Noah Branson

Noah is a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an Advanced Clinical Therapist and is working under the guidance and supervision of Rebecca Rouse (PSY 28583). He received his M.A. in Psychology in 2016 from Fuller. He also holds a B.A. in both Psychology and Music from Azusa Pacific University. Noah has had the opportunity to work with a diversity of clients at both Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Azusa Pacific’s University Counseling Center and in a private practice setting.

Noah has a passion for the discovery and integration of people’s unique identities and stories. This includes a specific passion for cultural diversity, which comes from his own story of being biracial and having specific training and energy around the integration of people’s spirituality and the Sacred from all faith background into the psychotherapeutic work.

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