Brandi-Ann Uyemura


Brandi-Ann Uyemura has been a freelance writer for over 10 years with experience working for various retail companies, publications, and small businesses in the areas of health, psychology, entrepreneurism, and travel. Brandi holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and combines this with her experience as a writer and stress management educator to help others via the written word.




  • Writer
  • Stress Management Educator
  • Counselor
  • Children's Author


  • Santa Clara University: M.A. Counseling Psychology

Certifications and Awards

  • Associate Editor: PsychCentral

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Families, Kids, Teens and Seniors

Brandi is a mom, and she was also a marriage and family therapist intern at a middle school and community college where she counseled students on a variety of mental health issues. As an associate editor for PsychCentral for the past five years, she has written articles on everything from anxiety and stress to healthy living topics. She has also written travel articles for families.

Counseling Experience

Brandi has a graduate degree in counseling psychology from Santa Clara University. As part of her program, she worked with clients of diverse ages, backgrounds and issues, including relationships. She has also interviewed experts and written several articles on relationships including ways to end a friendship and the spiritual lessons that can be learned from friendships.

Stress Management, Health and Wellness

Brandi was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2013. Since then, she's taken her Master's degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis on health and used it to educate others on how to live a more resilient life. She's given stress management workshops to moms and was a guest speaker at a mom's health and wellness event.

Other Interests and Hobbies

Brandi is a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators member and currently working on books for children and kids. Her dream is to create whimsical characters who remind us about the beauty, magic and the extraordinary that can be found in the ordinary.

Keep Up With Brandi-Ann Uyemura

Brandi created her own writer's group to help inspire and motivate her and other writers, and she blogs about inspiration and passion on The Inspiring Bee and everything writing on her website. You can also contact Brandi through her page at LinkedIn.