Allison Burgess Brandt, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica
My clinical practice includes work with adults, children and families on a variety of relational, emotional and behavioral issues. I have a direct yet compassionate style, and employ a collaborative approach to treatment planning. One particular focus of my practice includes issues related to separation/divorce. This kind of major life stressor can have lasting effects on a family, and our work can involve the couple, or an individual, or the children affected by the transition. This may include co-parenting counseling, parenting plan coordination and coaching, creating timeshare schedules, collaborating with attorneys and mediators, and identifying new family goals.
Additionally, I run groups and do individual counseling for "Film Widows," people whose partners work on location, to help with adjustment and relationship issues. My work includes offering support as well as helping to co-create strategies for maintaining intimacy and family cohesion despite being apart.
I have particular knowledge and expertise in working with preteens & teens on issues ranging from anxiety and depression to family relationships to self-injury. I'm well-versed in partnering with attorneys, psychiatrists, physicians, teachers and other professionals to incorporate a holistic approach to working with families.
Call or Email Allison Burgess Brandt for a free phone consultation now - (424) 324-5110


  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: 90705 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $200
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Antioch University Los Angeles/M.A. Clinical Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2011


  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Child or Adolescent


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Collaborative Language Systems
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017
Allison Burgess Brandt, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica

Allison Burgess Brandt

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT