Brandon Bolden, LMFT, EMDR Certified
Brandon Bolden, LMFT
As an LMFT in Denver, I help men work through past and present obstacles that cause confusion about who they are, create a sense of instability in their personal/professional lives, and get in the way of healthy relationships with themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
Healing can be a challenging and deeply rewarding process, especially when we are trying to heal wounds from our past, our partner(s), our family, and even ourselves. Unhelpful thinking, judgements, life circumstances, along with work, family, and our own identities convince us otherwise. It can become lonely and overwhelming over time, leaving us feeling discouraged, isolated, and desperate. Often as men, we try to heal or “fix” things on our own, only to find we are still stuck. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy options and will work with you to find ways to overcome barriers that hinder you from being your ultimate self and help you navigate conflicts in your relationships. Together we will find your unique strengths and qualities that make you who you are, learn ways to restore and maintain balance in your personal and professional life, and discover healthy ways to be in relationship with yourself and those you love most.
My Work as an LMFT in Denver
My background in Marriage and Family Therapy helps me work with men in individual therapy, with their partner(s), and/or with their families/communities. I begin my work with guys with a conversation of who you are currently and how you got here. I take time to understand all the important people, places, and things that matter to you and help you identify goals, dreams, and desires you have moving forward. Taking time to evaluate the good, the bad, and the ugly of where you are currently gives us a baseline to measure our progress.
Working as an LMFT at Denver Men’s Therapy, I love using a variety of treatment modalities and evidence-based practices like EMDR therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy to help my clients develop their self-awareness and improve their ability to overcome obstacles. I enjoy using metaphors, storytelling, and experience-sharing as ways to talk about and work through even the most complex situations like grief and loss, experiences directly and indirectly with trauma, anxiety/depression, PTSD, relational conflict, and unwanted behaviors and lifestyles. I believe that as men, the more aware we become of who we are currently, we give ourselves better opportunities to heal the past, be more present, and move towards a healthier future.
It would be an honor to walk alongside you and help you find clarity, direction, and peace in your relationship with yourself and those you care most about. We’ll collaborate to discover strengths and areas of growth, find relief in even the most challenging circumstances, and build healthy, deep, and meaningful connections using solution-focused and strength-based approaches.
Who I Am
I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Before discovering therapy, I was taught to “just deal with it”, to put my feelings aside, and use determination and grit to pull through. On the outside, I appeared to have it all together, as I was able to do well academically, perform well playing football and running track, and become the first in my family to attend college. Even with all the success, I felt like something was still off. I felt guilt and shame thinking something was wrong with me: how could I be so successful and feel terrible inside, too?
I moved to Texas to begin college and found managing the pain I was dealing with inside me becoming more difficult. In my search for relief, I discovered therapy —I did not know therapy was even an option and was even skeptical at first from what I thought therapy was from things I’d seen on TV. I decided to give it a shot, believing if I just talk about it, it could help. I was blown away by how someone who knew nothing about me could help me feel heard and understood both inside and out. My therapist helped me to understand and become aware of how I had been impacted mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually and figure out meaningful ways to cope with and manage stress, have meaningful relationships, and much more! I found that my success multiplied in all areas of my life as I grew better at taking care of myself rather than just “deal with it”. I realized that if I can heal, there’s gotta be hope for others I know who are struggling. I eventually began my career as a therapist, earning my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University, in 2015.
Since then, I’ve developed skills as an integrative therapist, allowing me to help others heal through a variety of issues. My journey has led me, my wife, and 2 dogs to Colorado where I now offer in-person and teletherapy services as an LMFT in Denver! If I’m not at work, you can find me being active in nature or playing sports like basketball and flag football, playing video games, listening to music and/or singing, or cooking delicious, healthy meals.