Brandy is passionate about creating a therapeutic experience and environment that allows clients to show up as their authentic self. Brandy seeks to dismantle barriers and misconceptions related to therapy in hopes of establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship that empowers her clients.
Brandy earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Ball State University and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri. Over the years, Brandy has trained in a variety of settings including schools, youth residential programs, outpatient trauma centers, diagnostic centers, mobile crisis unit, and community mental health centers. Throughout these settings Brandy has provided individual, family, and group therapy for children, youth, families, and adults. Brandy’s clinical experiences include working with children, youth, and familial systems experiencing a variety of emotional and behavioral barriers and trauma. Her experience also has included working with children and adolescents experiencing symptoms related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, specific learning disabilities, trauma, school related difficulties, and noncompliance/listening difficulties. Through her training as a school psychologist, Brandy has a unique value towards enhancing the psychological and educational well-being of children, adolescents, adults, and families through empirically derived assessment, consultation, prevention, and intervention services. Brandy’s clinical experiences with adults has included individuals experiencing symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. She also has experience providing parent training and diagnostic evaluations.
Brandy’s theoretical orientation derives from a multi-cultural framework utilizing cognitive-behavioral approaches with principles of systems and attachment theories. Brandy offers a collaborative, warm, and respectful environment. Brandy’s approach is centered around understanding cultural identities (ethnicity, social group, values, and beliefs) as an integral component towards understanding behaviors, beliefs/thoughts, and informing interventions that would result in high motivation and positive change. She believes that these components also serve as the foundation of a healthy and positive therapeutic experience.
Services Dr. Pugh provides:
Dr. Pugh’s Contact Information:
773-417-6342, ext. 2026
*Dr. Pugh will be joining the practice September 5th, and will be available to connect with you after that date.