T H E M I N D ​M A K E O V E R. O R G By Brandie Janay.

Brand​ie Sanders, LLMSW, CMHP, QIDP.                 

Hey, I'm Brandie.

I am a clinical therapist in the Michigan who developed The Mind Makeover as a way to tell my own stories of healing and recovery through creative expression. I utilize painting, photography, and writing on a daily basis in my clinical work with others and in my personal self-care work. Painting or writing about painful memories and anxieties can help start the process of talking about them. Through art, you are moving the thoughts out of your mind and on to the paper. The process can be cathartic and allows you to be proactive in your own therapy. Creative arts therapies share a commitment to the ability to generate creative energy as a healing force for mind, body, and spirit. It focuses on the belief that the creative imagination can find its way through the most perplexing and complex problems and conflicts. Creative therapy is not just limited to the arts, but is rooted in the ability to reconnect with yourself, focus on your strengths and regain control of your life’s narrative.

The Mind Makeover is a movement and idea focused on restructuring your mental wellness through self-reflection and strength based modalities. Through my blog I share some of my personal experiences and battles with anxiety, depression and PTSD in hope of empowering and connecting with individuals who may be high-functioning and but still in need of recovery and healing. Through my on self-reflective work I have realized, everything I have experienced is and has always been connected to my purpose. I have worked with youth, families and adults in my career to overcome challenges and barriers to mental wellness through individual, group and creative therapy. I am very passionate and driven by the hope of helping other reconnect with their purpose and make sense of their personal journey to wellness and mental stability. It has never been my goal to have all the answers, but to help others along their journey for personal growth and empowerment, as it is just that… PERSONAL and unique to the individual.

It was the moments I felt extreme discomfort, that I was also the most vulnerable. I embraced these moments and they empowered me in more ways than I ever thought were possible. There are many things that may have classified me as underprivileged, but my voice and leadership has always been my gift and privilege. This Mind Makeover movement requires teamwork! I am happy you are here and hope you are interested in joining a collaborative effort to bridge the gap between mental health and creative culture. 

Do you struggle with painful memories or traumatic events from your past? Are you struggling to find the words or right ste​ps to confront anxiety or depression? Contact me to schedule a session today. Now accepting most insurances and conducting tele-health sessions.

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