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Braxton Stage(He/Him/His)

Master of Education, EdM
New York
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Gender identity & transgender health- Anxiety - Depression-Anger management-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-
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Professional statement

Braxton Stage is a trans psychotherapist in the state of New York who works with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community exploring their identities, young adults adjusting to the independence of adulthood and people dealing with depression, anxiety, anger management, identity, life transitions, and more.

Braxton's approach to therapy is described as warm, empathetic, and collaborative. He's passionate about helping people build connections, gain awareness, and live authentically. Braxton believes that you are the expert on yourself and his hope is to help provide different perspectives and skills using approaches such as LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy, CBT, DBT, and ACT. Braxton goal is to provide a space where you can explore what is most important to you in working towards your authentic self so that you can be in the driver seat of your life.

In working with Braxton, you will build new skills to help you manage depression and anxiety, engage in actions that align with your values, and hold space for the present moment. Therapy is a unique and personal process so you and Braxton will work together to determine what goals will be best for you and which skills can help you achieve those goals. In sessions you will develop skills to help navigate life, shift perspectives, and live more authentically.

Braxton graduated from the University of Florida with his Masters in Education with a concertation in mental health counseling. He has gained experience working in clinics and hospitals seeing clients with a range of mental and behavioral health concerns. He now sees clients in person and via telehealth.

Message to clients

I believe that therapy should be a safe space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and actions. In sessions, I work with you to determine what you want goals you want to focus on and what tools fit your life. We'll build practical coping skills, explore parts of yourself so that you can live a life driven by authenticity, overcome fears/worries, and rebuild thought patterns to have more self-compassion. My hope is that through our work together you feel a sense of control over your symptoms and to feel empowered to live a life that algins with who you are.

In our free consultation together, we'll explore a little bit of where you are in life and what you might want to work on in our sessions. We'll also discuss my approach to therapy as well as if we would be a good fit for each other. In our first session together, we'll go more in depth about your past and present experiences, and generate some goals for therapy. In future sessions, we'll determine what would be best to focus on based on your goals, what is going on in your life at the time, and what you might need. At the end of sessions, we'll also discuss different ways to put what we discussed in session into practice between sessions.

Work and Education

Manhattan Therapy NYC, Psychotherapist
UF Health Psychology, Graduate Practicum Student

University of Florida, Master of Education, 2023
University of Florida, Education Specialist, 2023
University of South Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2021


New York: 18-P126980-01




LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

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

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

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Braxton Stage is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $200

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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