Brandis McFarland is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Her focus is in the collaborative treatment of the continuum of eating disorders and co-occuring diagnoses including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder. Brandis works with adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups in an environment that is conducive to meal coaching and art and movement therapies. Modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Based Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Brandis provides individualized care with an emphasis upon mindfulness, respect, and empowerment.
Brandis has been in private practice for 14 years. She has been an adjunct professor for the Psychology Department at Mount Mercy University. Prior to this, Brandis provided In-Home Therapy for families. Brandis has her BA in Biology and Psychology from Luther College, and her Master's Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Iowa. Research includes Sleep and Dream research and on-going interest in effective treatments for the eating disorder population. Brandis is active in her community providing education and prevention programs for schools, colleges, universities, and professionals
Brandis is a member of The Academy of Eating Disorders, Member of the International Association of Eating Disorders, Unified Member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors' Association and AMHCA. Brandis volunteers for The Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa.