They/Them/TheirsMaster of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Braden Weinmann, M.S. (he/they) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. They operate Hearthlight Counseling PLLC, a fully-online mental health counseling practice focused on improving the health and wellness of queer and trans Texans. Braden comes from a background of working with university students and has much experience working with emerging adults, while they are broadening their scope of practice to include clients at any stage of adulthood.
Braden combines person-centered counseling, relational-cultural theory, and relational depth approaches to offer counseling wherein the therapeutic relationship is always at the forefront. They describe themself as a relational counselor because examining relationships is the primary essence of their practice. In working with Braden, you can expect to process your own relationship with self just as much, if not more than, processing your relationships with other people. This includes deeply examining the way you act, think, and feel about your self. Braden’s greatest hope for all their clients is that they exit counseling with a demonstrably more compassionate relationship with self.
In addition to exploring issues of gender and sexuality in the counseling relationship, Braden also specializes in dreamwork counseling approaches. They embrace the idea that dreams offer a wealth of information and insight about ourselves, if we only make time to listen to them. In counseling, Braden can offer dreamwork for a range of reasons including increasing your awareness of waking life issues and alleviating distress related to chronic nightmares. Telling Braden you want to process a dream in session will invariably light up their eyes and invigorate their spirit as they prepare to explore your dreaming consciousness together.
Braden builds on their graduate-level training in dreamwork by frequently attending workshops from leading dreamwork clinicians such as Dr. Leslie Ellis, reading clinical dreamwork books, and maintaining a personal dreamwork practice.
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink - Exploring one’s values in and beliefs about relationships; practicing boundary-setting, conflict resolution, and romantic or sexual relationship bonding with partners
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 5 years
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