Dr. Branton earned his Doctorate degree and Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Family Psychology from Azusa Pacific University and completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education at Arizona State University. Dr. Branton is the founder and Clinical Director of Arizona Psychology Consultants, Inc., as well as the founder and Clinical Director of Professional Counseling Associates, LLC. Dr. Branton completed his docotoral internship at the University Counseling Center at Texas State University at San Marcos, TX. He is also honored to be a board member for Chris Simning Ministries, dba Obscure Ministries, a nonprofit ministry focusing on those broken in body and spirit.
Dr. Branton specializes in marital counseling and family systems work, spiritual integration, depression/anxiety and other mental health issues, substance addictions, sex addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, parenting issues, adolescent and young adult issues, and men’s issues. He provides individual, marital, and family therapy as well as psychological and forensic/court-related evaluations. Dr. Branton has practiced in several different settings including private practice, non-profit community outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers and group homes, public schools, and university counseling centers. Thus, he has experience with a wide range of clientele, including children, adolescents, and adults. He is a preferred provider for Superior Court Family Court divisions in both Maricopa and Pinal Counties and provides custody/family evaluations, parenting coordination, therapeutic interventions, safe-haven therapy and supervised visitation services as well as other court-related services.
Dr. Branton enjoys an active speaking schedule on a wide range of topics including neurological and biological processes, the change process, addictions, spiritual integration, adolescent and developmental issues, existentialism, stress management, ethics, cross-cultural and missional living, forensic psychology and positive psychology. Among other speaking engagements, he has presented as a guest speaker on the Liddy and Hill Show on KKNT; at Southwest Behavioral Health Training Institute in Phoenix, AZ; at Central Christian Church of the East Valley Men’s Challenge in Williams, AZ; at Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, AZ; at Empact’s Annual Southwest School for Behavioral Health Studies Conference in Tucson, AZ; at the 4-5-6 Preteen Conference in Greenwood, IN; and at Converge in Orlando, FL.
Dr. Branton has also served as adjunct faculty in undergraduate and graduate programs at Azusa Pacific University, Phoenix Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Scottsdale Community College and several other colleges. Dr. Branton also provides organizational consulting, staff trainings and team development. For example, Dr. Branton frequently provides team and staff assessment services and trainings with strength-based and trait- based assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (TJTA), and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B), among other assessment measures. He also frequently works closely with non-profit, church and para-church organizations.
Additionally, Dr. Branton enjoys providing clinical supervision, forensic supervision and clinical consultation services for other mental health practitioners. This current fee listed is an estimate for one 50-60 minute regular, individual counseling/psychotherapy session. Fees may be subject to change depending on the the nature and type of services provided. All fees and services provided will be discussed and approved by informed consent before services are rendered.