Brandon  Gross
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Brandon Gross


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Accepting In-person
Updated December 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Burnout

Professional statement

Brandon Gross is a Marriage and Family Therapist located in Santa Monica, CA. Brandon specializes in working with clients who describe themselves as creatives, including those in the entertainment, the arts, and technology. Often, these clients are high performers who strive to reach perfection in everything they do. They hold themselves to such high standards that they begin to feel disappointed in themselves, despite the unrealistic nature of their goals. This tendency, which often leads to professional or social success, can lead to anxiety or conflict with loved ones. Brandon helps these clients examine their current practices and identify the areas in their lives that need healthy change.

Brandon’s approach to therapy begins with values clarification, meaning that he helps clients name what’s important to them. By examining how closely they live to their values, clients get a clearer direction for their focus. Brandon also encourages clients to reflect on their upbringings, major relationships, and past experiences with shame to explore who they are and how they connect with others. Brandon is a certified yoga teacher and incorporates mindfulness practices into his work with clients. He often teaches clients how to be more mindful about how they’re feeling, both physically and mentally. 

Brandon earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and BA from Brown University. He was previously an executive in the technology and entertainment industry and an accomplished documentary filmmaker. He uses his experience to connect with his clients who find themselves stressed about their professional lives or who struggle with creative blocks.

Message to clients

Coming to therapy, especially for the first time, can be scary and intimidating, I get it. However, in my experience, if you can trust in the process, it can be one of the most profound and rewarding experiences you can embark upon. One goal of therapy can be to practice being more authentically your self and its my job, and an honor to help provide the set and setting so that you are able to do so.

I consider the therapeutic container to be a sacred space. To have a dedicated time and place each week where you can share your most intimate thoughts and feelings can be an infinitely transformative and healing experience. It is my job to collaborate with you, by providing a space free of judgement, where you have space to process the "stuff" that may not get the proper attention in what is a busy world. At the same time, I may challenge you with compassionate directness and reflections.

Becoming a therapist has been a life decision made with great intention and after having experienced a range of career and life transitions. I bring to my work a dedication and passion for delving deep into the depths of clients' psyches so that you they (and maybe you) live a more fulfilling life.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Brandon Gross is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Group sessions: $80 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $275 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Santa Monica practice
2444 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 414, Santa Monica, California 90403
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00 PM - 7:00PM
  • Tue 1:00 PM - 7:00PM
  • Wed 1:00 PM - 7:00PM
  • Thu 1:00 PM - 7:00PM
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

The Heights Treatment , Primary Therapist, 2022 - Present
Lauren O'Connell Therapy, Associate Therapist, 2021 - Present
The Maple Counseling Center, Trainee, 2019 - 2020

Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA, 2021
Brown University, BA, 2004


California: 126385