Brandon Eddy

Assistant Professor, Couple and Family Therapy
Expertise: Postpartum Depression, Transition to Parenthood, Men and Pregnancy, Couple Relationships, Infertility, Miscarriage


Brandon Eddy studies the transition to parenthood, specifically postpartum depression.

His research has examined postpartum depression in men, as well as the impact of pregnancy on couple relationships. Eddy, who joined the UNLV in 2017, also teaches multiple courses on marriage and family therapy.

As a therapist, he has helped clients navigate miscarriage, infertility, and the adjustment to becoming a parent. He also specializes in working with families with autism.



  • B.S., Child and Family Studies, Weber State University
  • M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, Texas Tech University

Brandon Eddy In The News

Huffington Post
"My husband attended every appointment during the first and second trimester. During one visit, a nurse told him, 'You don’t really have to keep coming to these.'”
In early 2017, my husband and I sat in the OB-GYN’s office to confirm that we were pregnant with our first child. The room was littered with literature for new moms on birthing and breastfeeding classes, hospital tours and registration, and pamphlets on how to recognize postpartum depression. As we sat waiting for our ultrasound, my husband pointed out the lack of resources for men transitioning to life as new dads.
Family therapy typically refers to therapy treating all or most of a family as a unit. Families might see a therapist to stave off budding problems, such as growing tension or disconnection among family members. Or, they might need help with a specific challenge, such as dealing with a traumatic incident, a mental or physical health diagnosis, a difficult life change such as a job loss, divorce or death, addiction issues or caregiving, parenting or sibling conflicts.
The Paper Gown
As Mike*, a 30-year-old cable technician, walked out of the hospital with his newborn, he felt overwhelmed and inadequate.

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Campus News | August 3, 2022

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Campus News | August 4, 2021

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Campus News | March 5, 2020

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