Brandi  Hamlin

Brandi Hamlin

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Accepting new clients for evening, & daytime appointments (updated September 22, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Authentic living
  • Self-esteem building
  • Self-discovery
  • Mindfulness
  • Existential challenges/crises
  • Relationship challenges
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Questioning gender & sexuality
  • Academic issues

Professional statement

Brandi Hamlin is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who supports individuals around life direction, personal growth, self-discovery, self-acceptance, communication and relationship challenges, as well as around anxiety and depression. Her approach to treatment looks at the whole-person, encouraging healing on Mind, Body, and Spirit levels. As a certified yoga instructor, Brandi is able to integrate yoga and meditation into therapy sessions, often utilizing guided imagery to invite individuals to explore what they’re working with a bit deeper or to increase presence and awareness.

Brandi graduated with her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University in 2012. She has experience working as a clinician in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including community mental health and hospital settings, and has also worked as a trauma counselor and advocate. She currently works as an outpatient holistic therapist at The Holistic Heart and is passionate about holding space for people, encouraging them to look within, to delve deeper, and to be kind to themselves along the way, supporting them along their healing journeys.


Message to clients

I think it's really imperative that people have their safe space to be able to come in and talk about whatever it may be that you might be dealing with. Oftentimes, there is something going on that maybe you feel like you can't talk to your friends about or you can't talk to your family. So this is your safe space to be able to come in and talk about whatever it may that you feel like you need to get off of your chest or that you just really need to talk out.


Specialties

Authentic living - Identifying your values and what you find important and living your life according to those values and honoring yourself as an individual

Self-esteem building - Recognizing positive attributes you possess and taking the time to honor the good you possess or unveiling the what may be clouded by negative self-esteem that might be holding you back from moving forward

Self-discovery - Working to realize and embrace who you are as an individual

Mindfulness - Increasing awareness, being present, recognizing feelings and thoughts in the moment, learning tools to aid in this

Existential challenges/crises - Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations

Relationship challenges - Navigating through changes or challenges in relationships, including family, friends, and romantic relationships

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, cognitive distortions

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Mood disorders - Using coping and preventive strategies to stabilize swings between elevated mood or irritability and depressive episodes

Questioning gender & sexuality - Preparing for discussions with family/friends, sitting with questions, providing support and safe space to process emotions

Academic issues - Adjusting to college; stress management; balancing schoolwork and personal life


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $105 (45min)
  • Initial session: $125 (60min)

Location(s)

The Holistic Heart

659 Sandy Lane

Warwick, RI 02889

Hours
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Work and Education

The Holistic Heart Mental Health and Wellness Center, Therapist, 2016-Present

Wayside-Blackstone Valley Community Services, Clinician/Trauma Counselor, 2015-2017

Crane Therapeutic Services, Therapist, 2012-2015

Arbour Hospital, Social Worker, 2012-2013

Columbia University, MSW, Social Work, 2012

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, BA, Communications - Public Relations & Advertising, 2007


Languages

  • English