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About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents, young adults, and families/parents. I am also a presenter and trainer for mental health clinics, law firms, and small businesses. I have diverse experience working in the education and Mental and Behavioral Health fields including school, hospital, urban and rural settings. My graduate work from Capella University was in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, with a specialization in working with children and family systems. My undergraduate work was at The George Washington University in DC and the University of Washington in Seattle. 

Brandyn Roark Caires, LCPC, Mediator, Collaborative Divorce Professional

My early career began working with children from the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit in the Therapy Pool, at Seattle Children’s Hospital. I later transitioned to working in rural community mental health and residential treatment facilities in North Idaho. Additionally, I have worked as a CPS provider, co-facilitated Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment Programs, and developed Aquatic Therapy programs for children with PTSD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.​

My therapeutic focus with kids and teens is strength-based and attachment-based. This allows me to gently guide individuals and families towards success, from a foundation of their best selves and their needs through an attachment lens.  My areas of clinical focus are individual counseling with children and adolescents, family counseling, parent coaching, and the unique work with parents who are learning strategies around how to co-parent after divorce.


I also support many athletes (children, teens, and professional adults) in working through performance anxiety and how to build skills for focus, improving technique, coping with injury, and finding a grounded space to race, perform or train from. 


I am also a trained mediator and accredited as a Mental Health Neutral Profesional in the Collaborative Divorce Process. I strive to bring dignity and sincere, compassionate support for couples going through the dissolution process. I support parents going through divorce in consulting and guiding them on parenting plans and coach co-parents in how to best support and navigate parenting from two homes. I work closely with attorneys in a team approach with other mental health professionals to navigate and coach in high conflict co-parenting relationships. I am on the Board of Directors for the Montana Collaborative Professionals.

Fun stuff 


My husband, children, and I live tucked in the mountains of Bozeman, Montana with our border collie and three-legged orange cat. I leave space in my life to be outdoors as much as possible. Fresh air, movement, time with loved ones, amazing food, and naps are what fuel my own mental health. I co-founded Parent Team - a resource for parents navigating divorce and restructuring with my buddy Jen. And, a long time ago....I was an NCAA collegiate swimmer and former professional athlete in 2 sports - which I got to race throughout the world. I don't race anymore but I love supporting athletes and I still get to do some amazing adventuring.  

​Areas of Clinical Practice: 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Phobias

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Divorce / Separation 

  • Performance Anxiety / Sports Psychology

  • Co-parent coaching 

  • Life Transitions

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Gender Identity Support

  • LGBTQ Counseling

  • Grief and Loss 

  • Parenting Plan Guidance and consultation

Articles and Publications
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