Carla Wills-Brandon always wanted to do two things professionally: be of service to others, and write. After receiving a scholarship to California State University, Fresno, she graduated with high honors and a degree in Clinical Psychology. She then went on to finish a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, an APA approved school. Her husband, Michael “Tex” Brandon, also received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from this institution. After publishing eight books, and developing a successful private practice as a State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Carla decided to go back to school. Not interested in treading a traditional education path she completed a three year course of study and dissertation in a Doctor of Philosophy in Holistic Nutrition program at Clayton College of Holistic Health. Her dissertation was titled “A Four Pronged Approach to the Holistic Treatment of Food Disorders.”
To date, Carla has published 13 books, one of which was a “Publishers Weekly Best Seller.” She has also lectured across the U.S. and U.K., and recently presented her research on Departing Visions at a conference in Italy. Along with this she has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs, such as Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jesse Raphael, Montel Williams, Art Bell’s Coast To Coast Radio Show, Uri Geller’s Coast To Coast Radio Show and Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher. Considered a relationship and trauma expert, many of her media appearances have been dedicated to discussing healthy intimacy, recovery from sexual abuse and trauma resolution. Carla has also appeared on several programs with her husband Michael, as the two clinicians often see couples in their private practice as a couple.
Aside from her work with relationships, intimacy issues, sexual dysfunction, addiction, trauma resolution and grief, Carla has been investigating spirituality and other related phenomenon for over almost three decades. Her major radio show appearances have been dedicated to topics ranging from Near Death Experiences, After Death Communications, Deathbed Visions, Lucid Dreaming and Premonitions. She is considered to be one of the leading researchers into deathbed visions. In her private practice, grief work, lectures and workshops she teaches people how to integrate these unusual encounters into everyday living.
Carla’s latest book, “Heavenly Hugs: Comfort, Support, and Hope From the Afterlife” will introduce you to both the historical and modern day heavenly visions the dying often encounter before physical death occurs. Visited by deceased family and friends only they can see, death loses its sting. Friends, family and healthcare workers also report seeing “something” leaving the body at the moment of passing. Such experiences have been documented for centuries and continue to be scientifically researched today. These comforting encounters strongly suggest the personality, soul, or consciousness continues after death. After reading this book you will learn physical death is nothing to fear.
Finally, three of her books have addressed food disorders. In her search for alternative suggestions for those individuals suffering from diet and food related issues she completed a two year course of study and one year dissertation in a Doctor of Philosophy in Holistic Nutrition program at Clayton College of Holistic Health. Her dissertation was titled; “A Four Pronged Approach to the Holistic Treatment of Food Disorders.” Having both traditional and alternative education has provided her with a better rounded approach to addressing one of society’s largest health concerns.
All of her books are available on Amazon.com and Abesbooks.com . Carla also has her very own podcast through iTunes and a number of videos on YouTube. Just search “Carla Wills Brandon”.
Carla and her family live on an island just off the coast of Texas in a 100-year-old historical home, which survived hurricane Ike in 2008. She and her husband, Dr. Michael Brandon Ph.D., a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, have been in private practice for over two decades. They have been married for over 35 years. The Brandons have two sons, Joshua and Aaron. Along with this, they have one Golden Retriever, four kitties, one Chinese box turtle, and two Love Birds. Sadly, the tarantula did not survive hurricane Ike.
Currently, she is working on another project involving the mysterious departing visions of the dying.