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Brenda Atkinson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years’ experience. Much of my expertise is in working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting concerns, blended families, substance abuse and career challenges. My most prolific area of expertise is assisting individuals who want to grow emotionally and spiritually through all of life transitions such as early adulthood, middle age and later life.

My education was in Psychology and Social Work completed at the University of Louisville with an emphasis on Family Systems Theory. My approach in therapy is sensitive to individual needs and goals as well as structured in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theories, mindfulness, humanistic and existential therapies. I believe that the individual and therapist relationship is foundational in that I strive to be genuine and compassionate to offer you the best opportunities for growth and healing.

I admire your strength and courage for reaching out for assistance and hope to be a part of your growth and success!

Professional experience

27yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

GA LCSW CSW004649

VA LCSW 0904015906

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brenda Atkinson. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Brenda is the best therapist I’ve ever had. So grateful for her

Written on Jan 14, 2024 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Better Help is blessed to have Brenda as one of their therapists. Her years of experience, coupled with her listening skills, make her a very effective therapist. Her kind and gentle approach makes her so easy to talk to. She provided me valuable input about my situation which helped me to see things more clearly. I am thankful Brenda was brought across my path, and I highly recommend her.

Written on Jan 02, 2024 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brenda is an empathetic and calming presence. She has shepherded me in understanding things about myself. She strikes the balance of helping you to make discoveries without being heavy handed about it. I trust Brenda, and I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I highly recommend Brenda. She is very friendly and a good listener and asks good questions and makes good recommendations.

Written on Dec 19, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is the best. I love Brenda, I call it having a " Brenda". I suggest it to a lot of people

Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Brenda is a strategic and empathetic therapist with the expertise you’re looking for. Thank you Brenda!

Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse