Ciara Braun - Rochester Area Counseling Services

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Ciara Braun, MA, LPC, NCC

Ciara Braun earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Oakland University and a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ciara is a licensed professional counselor and is also credentialed as a National Certified Counselor.  She has expertise in working with adults and couples of all backgrounds and sexual orientations. She provides individual and family therapy with an emphasis on anxiety, mood disorders, self esteem, and relationships. With ongoing study and research, she has developed clinical authority and focus on treating specific interpersonal issues including poor communication, cheating, trust, low intimacy, sexual difficulties, separation and divorce.  

Ciara has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as the Georgia State Neuropsychology Lab, the Carolina Center for Developmental Disabilities, and the Anna Freud Institute in London, England in 2009. Ciara continues pursuing post-graduate research and education with an emphasis on sex therapy and education as well as parent custody and divorce mediation.

Ciara’s counseling approach is very directive and structured incorporating weekly homework, worksheets, treatment planning, and developing tools and techniques for client improvement outside of session. Her style utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the Gottman Method, and Motivational Interviewing strategies that are goal-oriented and evidence-based. She believes that by overcoming negative thoughts and behaviors, clients can make positive changes in the way they feel and interact with others. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Ciara, please call: 248-266-6166 or email:

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