Shaundra Branova, Resident in Counseling

Shaundra Holmes, Counseling Intern


Resident in Counseling


Adults, Couples


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems Therapy






Out of network with all plans

With a deep-rooted passion for guiding individuals and couples on their transformative journey towards healing and self-discovery, I bring a wealth of experience to my role as a resident therapist. Specializing in working with adults and couples, my focus is on empowering individuals to enhance their coping mechanisms, navigate emotional challenges, develop deeper connections, learn and enhance communication and relational skills, and triumph over life's adversities.

My therapeutic expertise encompasses the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, and relational issues. Additionally, I extend my support to couples and families navigating the intricate path of love and connection, offering specialized assistance to couples grappling with disconnection and striving to rebuild harmony.

Drawing on my background as a former yoga instructor, I seamlessly integrate mindfulness-based techniques into my therapeutic approach. Informed by the belief that true healing involves addressing the mind, body, and spirit, my approach is holistic. This comprehensive perspective ensures that treatment and healing plans are tailored to the unique needs of each individual, fostering sustainable change and personal growth. By embracing this holistic philosophy, I am committed to crafting personalized therapeutic environments that promote transformative change and the achievement of specific goals.

In my practice, I provide a warm, welcoming, and inviting space for everyone. I believe in utilizing every available tool in the therapeutic toolbox, taking an integrative approach to problem-solving. Through dedication to this comprehensive methodology, I strive to create an atmosphere conducive to self-exploration, growth, and the realization of personal aspirations. Whether you are seeking support for emotional challenges, relationship issues, or the complexities of parenthood, I am here to accompany you on your journey towards healing and fulfillment.

I practice under the supervision of Casey Sarafinas, LPC.


M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, George Mason University

B.A. in Communication, George Mason University

Professional Affiliation:

American Counseling Association

Counselors for Social Justice

More About Me:

As an advocate for fitness and wellness, my lifestyle revolves around a diverse array of activities that invigorate both mind and body. Yoga serves as a cornerstone, providing not just physical exercise but also a mindful and spiritual practice. I deeply enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, walking, and rock climbing. Cycling, with its rhythmic cadence, and hiking, immerses me in nature's beauty, adding layers of exhilaration to my routine. The deliberate pace of walking allows for reflective moments, while the adventurous spirit of rock climbing challenges me both mentally and physically.

Beyond the realm of physical pursuits, my love for music takes center stage. I find joy in both listening to and dancing to various genres, each rhythm and melody serving as a soundtrack to different facets of my life. I also have a love for reading and I enjoy immersing myself in the enchanting worlds crafted by fantasy and fiction novels. This literary escapade not only provides an escape but also sparks my imagination.

My love for exploration also extends to my travels, where my husband and dog are cherished companions. Discovering new cultures, cuisines, and landscapes enriches our shared experiences, creating memories that weave into the tapestry of our journey together.

I hold a zest for life's diverse pleasures! Whether scaling rock faces, losing myself in a captivating novel, or dancing under the stars, each pursuit contributes to a holistic and vibrant existence.

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