Brandi Garner

Brandi Garner, M.S., MFT, Lic # MFC 49045

My approach is strength-based meaning, I learn about my clients’ strengths and positive attributes, then guide my clients in applying their strengths in areas of their lives where they are struggling. What sets me apart from other therapists is I use more than just the skills I’ve learned from school to help you. As a spiritual and personable person, I get to know YOU and listen to what my intuition tells me about you and your situation to help free you from areas where you are stuck or feel blocked from reaching your personal goals or gaining happiness. I bring warmth and humor to our work and strive to make my clients feel safe and valued.

During our time together, you will learn skills and techniques that you can continue to apply in your life well after our time has been spent. You can look at it as a lifetime investment to yourself. My areas of expertise include working with people who…

• struggle with low self-esteem
• have co-occurring disorders (substance dependency and mental/emotional problems)
• are stuck in unhappy or unhealthy relationships
• are depressed or chronically sad
• are anxious and afraid
• have co-dependent behaviors
• have experienced a difficult childhood
• have experienced a traumatic situation
• are children/teens with school or behavior issues
I hold academic degrees from California State University, East Bay (M.S., Counseling, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy) and University of California, Davis (B.A., Psychology and minor in Spanish). I have over 15 years of experience in a broad array of settings, including community mental health, non-profit agencies, inpatient and outpatient addiction recovery programs, public and non-public schools, private practice, group homes and formal trainings.

I consider myself culturally competent and have been part of a multicultural women’s organization as well as have studied abroad in Spain. I am a member of CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), AAMHP (African American Mental Health Providers). Not only do I enjoy helping people in counseling settings, but also by giving back to my community and supporting organizations and causes, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento, St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children, Volunteers of America, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., March of Dimes, Breast Cancer and AIDS fundraisers.

My standard fees are:
$110 per 45-minute session
$130 per 60-minute session
$140 per 55-minute session (Couples)


In an effort to use our time wisely, you can review and complete these forms prior to our initial meeting. You may print them out or fill them in on your computer. Please send them to me or bring them to your first session.

Authorization to Release Health and Mental Health Records

Client Handout

Client Information

Goals Generator

Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)

Acknowledgement of Receipt of
Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)

Credit Card Authorization Agreement (NPP)

*required for clients who would like to pay with their credit/debit card

(please print, sign, and bring to first session)