Brandee Nichols, LCSW - Connell & Associates

Brandee Nichols, LCSW

Brandee Nichols, LCSW

My approach to therapy would be best described as holistic. I consider the body, mind, and spirit of the client, as well as the connection between the three. I understand that life’s challenges and unhealed traumas often interfere with joy and peace in our lives. Therefore, my practice is trauma informed, meaning that I am especially concerned with the impact of loss and trauma on the lives of my clients. As we move through those challenges, I work with clients to establish a sense of hope and resilience to help them navigate current and future issues.

 I recognize that people are the experts of their own lives. There is no one size fits all approach to therapy! I understand that each person has strengths and, as the therapy process is underway, I will assist you in building on those strengths while identifying areas of potential growth and change. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process, so I always work with clients to refine interventions to better address their individual needs. The goal of treatment is to help clients improve their emotional, physical, spiritual, and relational health.

I consider it an honor to empower my clients to overcome personal challenges while they gain new perspectives and outlooks on life. I have over 14 years of practice experience, which has afforded me the privilege of caring for individuals and families within a variety of practice settings. My practice experiences have all been in the Central Texas area, and include: In-home and Community Social Work support services for parents/caregivers and their children; Skills training for children with developmental delays and disabilities; Outpatient substance abuse and addictions treatment for adolescents and adults; In-patient and residential treatment for youth and adults; Medical Social Work at a Skilled Nursing Unit, and counseling within the school setting.

I draw from an eclectic pool of theoretical frameworks including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Systems/Family Systems Theory. I believe that through building an empathic and therapeutic relationship with clients, I can effectively walk with them through the healing journey. I specialize in working with adolescents (12 or older), and adults. My specialties include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Personality Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Mood Disorders.

    TESTIMONIALS

    CASSANDRA W.

    Awesome clinicians working here. I was able to get my child's diagnosis so I can get him services. Early diagnosis is the the key. My son is autistic and has ADHD as well as other health issues. Kisd was able to get my son the services he needed based on his diagnosis he received at this office. My son is now 6 and has made a 200 percent improvement due to reviewing intervention early on.

    CASSANDRA W.

    CASSANDRA L.

    Excellent! Both Dr. Connell and his staff are very friendly and very professional. I have seen him 3 times, for each of my children. I have and will continue to recommend him to my friends.

    CASSANDRA L.

    TABITHA C.

    Dr Connell was friendly interactive and pleasant. Enjoyed out first visit, and my daughter didn't seem to be stressed at all, that was important to me

    TABITHA C.

    BRYSEN MYLES M.

    Dr. Connell was very easy to talk to. He listen to all of my concerns and addressed them. Him and his staff made me feel comfortable. I have been waiting for over a year for a appointment at scott and white. As soon as I called his office I received a appointment right away.

    BRYSEN MYLES M.

    TRINITY P.

    Dr. Connell's office has been professional and courteous. My husband and I like how well he listens to our concerns and how we explain ourselves about our daughter. We are hopeful on this new path with his help with our daughter.

    TRINITY P.

    HEIDI P.

    Doctor Connell and his staff went out of their way to assist my daughter and I with the process of obtaining a diagnosis (report) and submitting referrals for the care she needed. This was an acutely difficult period for both she and I, as it was her first diagnosis and testing experience. All around they were patient, kind, thorough and efficient. Highly Recommended!

    HEIDI P.

    CASSANDRA L.

    The office staff is excellent and I was greeted and made comfortable on my arrival.

    CASSANDRA L.

    EMELIER R.

    I loved the service that was giving!

    EMELIER R.

    CHLOE ELIZABETH M.

    I was impressed with the overall evaluation of my daughter chloe miller and look forward to working with Dr. Connell on the next visit

    CHLOE ELIZABETH M.

    ANTHONY FRAN B.

    Very friendly staff, enjoyable office area and the staff did a wonderful job helping us learn more. Dr. Connell is good and explains things in plain English and not medical terms. Felt very re-assured we will get the help we need for our family.

    ANTHONY FRAN B.

    JEREMIAH R .

    When you walk into the office you are welcomed right away. You don't have to wait.for someone. It doesn't have the feeling of most Dr.'s offices. It has a relaxing feel which is important for the children.

    JEREMIAH R.