Freedom Family Counseling (714)589-2433

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Counseling Services                                                                                                                                                               Brandon Pendergraft, LMFC (714)-589-2433

I run a fairly diverse practice and work with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups.  Therapy is tailored to you as an individual or your relationship.  Everyone is different, moves at a different pace, and can only grow when they are ready to experience change in their lives.  More often than not people know where they need to change or grow, and the work is about deliberately removing the obstacles that are hindering that growth.

Most sessions run anywhere from 45-50 minutes unless otherwise specified.  The initial session is generally free, as it is a time to get to know one another and to see if we believe that our work together may produce the results you are looking for in therapy.  If we feel that we won’t work well together, which I will be honest about and encourage you to do the same, I would be happy to refer other professionals that might fit your needs more closely.

Therapy often begins by getting to know one another for several sessions and feeling comfortable with the therapeutic process and the pace of therapy.  The next 10 or so sessions after that is about getting to know the broader scope of what we are dealing with and how it has affected you in your life.  Generally during this period you will feel the crises abate, know that you are not alone, and feel confident about what needs to be addressed in order to begin creating lasting change in your life. 

Types of therapy listed below: Individual Therapy, Marital Therapy, Couple's Therapy, Family Therapy, Christ Centered Therapy or Christian Counseling, Pastoral Care, Sex Therapy.

Individual Therapy

I am experienced in treating many different difficulties and an exhaustive list would be impossible to create, and honestly what matters most is that YOU feel like change is possible with the therapist that you choose.  I am passionate about treating those facing or suffering with Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Anger Management, Self Growth, Spiritual Issues, Weight Loss, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Grief and loss issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar disorder, Sexual and Substance Addictions, Life Transitions, as well as victims of Sexual Abuse. 

Marital Therapy or Couple’s Counseling

Relationship counseling is something that I am absolutely passionate about.  I love working with couple’s on helping them maintain, foster, re-develop, secure, and reclaim the love that drove you together in the first place.  Being in relationship is such hard work and often we weren’t provided with good models to help us navigate these tricky waters.  Seeking help is hard as a couple and yet I can honestly say that there has never been a couple that I have seen in therapy, who chose to work at their relationship, that has ended in divorce. 

I work from an Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy perspective where I help each member of the couple to find ways of communicating to their partners in ways that they can understand.  The goal in couple’s therapy is to open up communication lines and help you to truly hear one another, in order that you can talk about anything without allowing the communication to end up in a fight.

Family Therapy

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with many families on a variety of issues ranging from Adolescent therapy, improving communication between parents and kids, improving relationships between siblings, healing and restoration work for wrongs that have happened in families, helping parents understand development in a child, understanding rebellion for adolescents and parents, etc.  It is a great honor to see families restored to healthy relationships and is definitely a favorite part of my job.

Christ Centered or Christian Counseling 

Brandon specializes in healing the wounds that bind us from becoming who God intended us to be.  He is skilled in using Emotion Focused Therapy which focuses on restoring right relationships with ourselves, our families, others, and most importantly with God.  He has a heart for those who recognize the pain and hurt that they are experiencing and are seeking counsel in order to change, heal, and walk in the joy that God has intended for our lives. 

Pastoral and Ministry Leader’s Care

Over the years I have had the privilege of working with many people who have been involved in ministry in one way or another including Senior Pastor’s/Minister’s/Reverend’s, Missionaries, Youth Pastor’s, Community Life Pastor’s, etc.  I know how hard it is to be in this field and I know the struggle’s that are experienced by so many in this field.  Please know that I offer private confidential help to those that are struggling with issues that are not appropriate to deal with at your church.  I offer a unique perspective that I have worked at churches and know how strenuous this work can be.

Sex Therapy
One of my passions is helping couple's to achieve a healthy, active sex life.  Sex is one of the most pleasurable experiences that we have the opportunity to engage in as humans, and when something isn't working right between a couple sexually it can be absolutely devastating and divisive.  We hear so many messages about sex, and have often been over exposed to what unhealthy sex is, and we don't have people to talk to about those messages which leaves us confused, anxious, guilty, and ashamed. Sex therapy can help restore or build a healthy sex life by clearing up some of the confusion, bringing an understanding of what is normal back into the equation, and by improving commmunication with your partner. Sex therapy is often very reparative and healing for both parties and often has a very high success ratio.  Sex therapy can be very effective in treating Erectile Dysfunction, Vaginismus, Premature Ejaculation, Orgasm disorders, increased libido, and many other issues related to difficulties with sex.

Brandon Pendergraft, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
18811 Huntington St. Suite 250
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 589-2433
bpendergraft-mft@hotmail.com

Twitter: @BPTherapist            

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