Meredith Braden, LCPC

Experience

Meredith Braden-MacMullan is an experienced national certified counselor and licensed clinical professional counselor. She attended Virginia Tech where she earned her bachelor’s degree in International Studies. After college, she went on to earn her first Master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University and worked internationally. She later followed her dream of working in a helping-profession by returning to school to study counseling. Meredith attended Wake Forest University where she earned her Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition to her graduate education, Meredith has specialized training in the areas of trauma, play therapy and relationships. She has completed Level 1 Trauma training at the Ferentz institute and has completed training with Maryland’s Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health, and recovery program. She has also completed Level 1 TheraPlay training for mental health treatment with children as well as Level 1 Clinical Training in Couples Therapy with the Gottman Institute. Meredith has experience providing counseling and psychotherapy in various settings including outpatient mental health clinics, school-based programs and private practice. She has experience treating a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, adolescent issues, stress, family transitions, parenting challenges and couples work. Meredith enjoys working with clients of all ages to explore the challenges they are facing, determine their social and emotional needs, and create a plan for growth and achieving their personal goals. She also has a passion for working with children, couples, families, women’s issues across the lifespan, and grief and loss issues. Meredith’s approach is Person-Centered with an emphasis on establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship, exploring family of origin issues and client resources, and equipping clients with the coping skills they need to address problems and live life more fully. She also incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Wellness Model, and Mindfulness exercises in her work.

Specialties

LGBTQIA +|Military|Spirituality|BIPOC|Transgender|Couples Counseling|Family Counseling|CBT|Mindfulness|Trauma Focused|Play Therapy|Anxiety|Depression|ADHD|Post Partum|Grief|PTSD|DV

Insurances

Aetna| Beacon Health Options| Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (Health)| Cigna| Johns Hopkins Employer Health Programs| Magellan| Medicare| Optum Health| US Family Health Plan| United Healthcare

Serving

4-12|13-17|18-64|Geriatric