Dr. Andra Brosh believes that your psyche and body are deeply connected, and that you deserve to be supported, educated, and empowered in your wellbeing.
Dr. Brosh is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY22901), a board certified Holistic Nutritionist (BCHN), a certified Ecotherapist, and a specialist in The Grief Recovery Method®.
Dr. Brosh received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute, and her degree in Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts from Bauman College. She is active and passionate around issues related to food policy, food justice, modern agriculture, and the powerful connection between our food choices and the environmental crisis.
Her pre-doctoral training at the Maple Counseling Center was in mindful parenting, mother-infant relational therapy, and child therapy. She went on to do her post-doctoral training at the Wright Institute in Los Angeles, which steeped her in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the inner-workings of the human mind.
Dr. Brosh's dissertation entitled The Maternal Mind: a psychological study of new motherhood led to a certification in postpartum depression through Postpartum Support International. Dr. Brosh founded Mothering Minds, a resource for expectant and new mothers seeking support and education, and a divorce recovery program called Divorce Detox, which was featured in the New York Times.
Her work is deeply influenced by philosophy, neuroscience, ancient Buddhist teachings, and research based constructs such as compassion, gratitude, happiness, and mindfulness. Dr. Brosh approaches mental health using an integrative lens that sees each person as a whole being within the context of their unique mind, body, and life. The theoretical models she subscribes to are rooted in the belief that we are all physically and psychologically shaped by our early experiences, genetics, environment, dietary habits, and lifestyle. She believes in the innate resilience of the human spirit, and feels strongly that we all have the capacity to find meaning and purpose in life regardless of the hand we’ve been dealt.
Psyche & Salt is the manifestation of Dr. Brosh's extensive experience and training, her belief in the healing power of the natural world, and her passion for supporting women in their journey through life.