You feel like your life could be better, but there's something holding you back. You feel good about some parts of your life, but the ones you struggle with overshadow the positive. It keeps you from appreciating what's good.
People tell you that you should be grateful for what you have--and you are! But then you get caught up in feelings of guilt and selfishness. You try to put on a happy face and push the feelings away, isolate, or start down a road of bad decisions to distract yourself.
The cycle of self-doubt seems to get worse every time.
You might start to believe that you're not worthy of one of those happy lives that everyone else seems to have (and flaunt) on social media. It's easy to let this kind of thinking take you to dark places--places you don't feel like you can share about with anyone.
Plenty of us struggle to to feel understood. Life can be so confusing, lonely, and painful at times. The reality can seem so different than what you'd pictured. It can even make you feel like you're somehow defective.
You want to feel good about your life. To stop making the wrong choices that leave you feeling hopeless. You want to believe that you ARE WORTHY of the life you want.
I get it. You are not alone.
How I Can Help
When you're looking for a therapist, you want someone who gets you. You want to feel heard and understood--and not like you're being judged.
From the moment you step foot in my office, you'll notice that my practice is designed with your comfort in mind. You'll feel warmly welcomed with a beverage and a blanket--if you so desire. You can kick off your shoes and talk about whatever you choose. This is YOUR time and nothing is too trivial to discuss.
I'm not the type of therapist that blankly stares at you and says, "Mm-hmm...and how does that make you feel?" I'm engaging, interactive, and a believer that having some laughs and fun in therapy is much more likely to promote growth and change than a sterile, textbook therapeutic relationship.
I help my clients grow with purpose.
Opening up to someone you don't know can feel a bit awkward and intimidating. I understand. My style is more relaxed in nature. I know that you didn't come to therapy to be more stressed out. No uptight vibes here.
I'll spend some time really getting to know and understand you. I'll help you pinpoint your goals for therapy. We'll have some laughs along the way. There will be goal check-ins to make sure we're moving in the right direction. More than anything, I want to be sure that the work we do is meaningful and valuable to you.
I understand that therapy is an investment--one that has the power to change your life. I respect you and your resources, so I strictly take-on clients that I believe I can help.
My practice is currently limited to the areas that I've chosen to specialize in. The specialty areas are listed in the header bar under Help for Adults and Help for Teens. While I'm highly trained and experienced in treating clients with issues that fall outside of this scope, I'll review incoming requests on a case-by-case basis.
To learn more about how the process of requesting a consultation or appointment works, head over to Booking a Session
If you're looking for more details on the practice service rates and insurance information, you'll find all the info on the page titled Investment
Tree of Life Therapy Office
Your comfort and security is so important to your therapy experience.
The waiting area is stocked with coffee, tea, water, and other various beverages. You may find other goodies around the office--especially during holiday time.
Have a favorite blanket, teddy bear, or pair of fuzzy socks that would make you more comfortable in session? Bring 'em in. There's a storage area for clients who like a personal touch for added comfort in session.
The office space is bright and airy, with plenty of natural light. There is a secure waiting area with ample seating.
The building is wheelchair accessible and has two elevators for your convenience. The office is located in a safe location with a large and well-lit parking lot. The building doors are locked after 6 pm for added security.
The Roots of Tree of Life Therapy
I created Tree of Life Therapy to offer a place of comfort, hope, and growth to people who were seeking an alternative to traditional mental health practices.
My goal was to offer a holistic approach to mental health care. In addition to looking at the presenting problem, I look at my clients as a whole--and encourage each one to incorporate adjustments that will benefit the mind, body, and soul.
The Tree of Life has a long history that crosses many cultures and religions. It symbolizes a strong connection to the world around it, and represents growth, strength, wisdom, and rebirth. With it's roots that grow deeper over time, and it's branches and leaves that reach toward the sun, it represents the balance and harmony of life.
Our ability to weather the storms of our lives, whether bending, breaking, or starting anew, isn't static. At any given time, we have the option to learn new ways--ways that align with the lives that we want to lead...with the people we want to become.
This freedom of choice to both accept who we are, and to learn new ways to grow and flourish is the basis on which the Tree of Life Therapy practice was founded.
Tree of Life Therapy offers compassionate care and guidance to those who desire more meaningful lives and relationships. We have the capacity for amazing things, we just have to be willing to take the first step.
Brandi Adams, LMHC
Education & Licensure
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Florida #MH14635
- Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Florida Certification Board, ADC-007022-2015
- Master of Science (MS) in Psychology , Nova Southeastern University
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) Journalism, Minor in Sociology, University of Georgia
Trainings & Certifications
- EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – Trained by Diane Clayton
- CCATP, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, ICATP
- Training in Addictions and Substance Abuse (CAP)
- Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT focused)
- Couples & Family Systems Training
- ERYT, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance
Take the First Step
You're ready to start feeling better. I can help.
To get started, click below to request your Free Consultation or to Schedule an Appointment: