Meet Brandon Matsumiya, MS

Behavioral Health Intern

Brandon’s History

Nikki Vernelli ARNP

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (in progress), University of Central Florida
M.S. in Clinical Psychology (2019), University of Central Florida
B.A. in Psychology (2014), Boston University

Philosophy of Care:
I primarily will use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist individuals in meeting their goals. I utilize an individual’s context to inform my treatment and include all appropriate aspects of the individual’s life in the solutions we develop collaboratively together.

Medical Interests:
Training in evidence-based practices for mental health (and medical) providers.

Professional Organizations:
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Society of Pediatric Psychology

Personal Interests/Hobbies:
I am an avid consumer of sci-fi and fantasy novels. Relatedly, I enjoy playing video games set in those settings, as well as playing board games. I love going for hikes or runs outdoors and seeing the amazing views! Lastly, to fuel my other hobbies I love cooking, baking, eating, and in general experimenting with new recipes!
Professional Accomplishments:
Young Minds Research Award 2019
Poster presented at the Cyber Psychology Conference, Norfolk, VA
Nikki Vernelli ARNP