Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Works with ages 13-29
Brandon Alford, LMSW (he/him/his), earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from the University of Arkansas, and his Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan. Originally from Fayetteville, AR, Brandon bases his practice on the importance of the therapeutic alliance, and employs warmth, radical empathy, radical acceptance, and a wide range of therapeutic techniques to provide his clients with the safe, reflective, productive, and dynamic space necessary to facilitate real change. Deeply rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Brandon also integrates elements of Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and other modalities that engage the person in their environment. Brandon has extensive training and competency working with individuals with diverse SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression), and provides training and support on cultural competency with this population to partners across the state. Additionally, Brandon specializes in working with adjudicated and at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system, and is currently a second-year law student at Detroit Mercy Law. Brandon is also certified as a Juvenile Forensic Mental Health Examiner, and evaluates youth for competency to proceed in delinquency hearings across the state.