Dr. Brenda Bridges

(EdDCP, LMFT)
Therapist Dr. Brenda Bridges Photo

About Me

Dr. Brenda Bridges has spent her life using her own personal and career experiences to help individuals overcome challenges and stressors. Dr. Bridges has vast experience in PTSD, Military Culture, and treating Mental Illnesses. Dr. Bridges is able to genuinely provide support and hope, especially when their life seem to be more than they can handle.

As the Marines veteran, she knows how post-traumatic stress can affect every facet of one’s life as well as the lives of their loved ones. While her focus is on veteran care, she also provides services for children, teenagers, adults , couples and families who are dealing with traumatic situations of their own. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Dr. Bridges has experience in many modalities and is trained in EMDR.

Dr. Bridges knows there is no single approach that works for everyone, so she continues to educate herself on emerging therapies and psychological trends to provide the most comprehensive program that works for each of her client’s individual needs.

Dr. Bridges received her education at Argosy University, earning her Doctorates in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Bridges earned her Masters with Brandman University Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Social Psychology from Park University.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #111243 (Expires: 2023-01-31)

LMFT #203706 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by Y.V. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've been working with Brenda for the past year. I've worked with other therapists in a traditional in-office setting, as well as through betterhelp, and nobody has helped me with my personal growth as much as Brenda. She has provided me with tools that have empowered me to make changes in my life that I've been unwilling to face for a long time. She really does listen and understand the need of each of her patients and you can see that she is committed to your personal growth and success. She has flexible hours for live sessions which makes scheduling sessions with her a breeze. She's also very responsive and helpful through the chat!

Written by T.R. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adh

Dr. Bridges meets you where you are. She teaches self care (your on going relationship with yourself), in addition to respecting, creating, and nurturing healthy relationships with others. She gives me a non-overwhelming, guilt free, and moving forward thought process of an environment but also provides a balanced approach of growth and accountability which is so refreshing and leaves me in a positive and productive frame of mind in each and every session. She is, seriously, the whole package and I am so grateful for her!

Written by S.A. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Dr Bridges is the sweetest! She really knows what she’s talking about and if you’re hesitant to talking about yourself or a bit on the quiet side she’s great at keeping the convo going and learning about your concerns and situations. I’d really recommend her to anyone! Feels like talking to a supportive friend I appreciate her so much

Written by V.A. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Bridges has been such a blessing to me. I had so many years of trauma and so many issues. She has helped me in more ways than I can even say. I honestly never believed therapy would be beneficial. But I can 100% say I would not still be here if I hadn't given better help a chance and found Dr Bridges. Thank You so much!!

Written by A.L. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I meant to hit 10 for Dr. Bridges but she’s really awesome and has been a HUGE help :)

Written by H.A. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Brenda is an amazing therapist with a wide variety of experience and knowledge. Brenda listens thoughtfully, allows and encourages me to explore my thinking without interjecting her own, and is never judge mental of the things I share with her. I have grown closer to those around me with the support of Dr. Bridges. I have also been able to find a new confidence and access a more solid sense of self-love. My confidence and ability to communicate with others has improved. I’m grateful for my time with Brenda and to have been paired with someone as intelligent and supportive as her.

Written by J.E. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Bridges is exceptionally helpful, direct and compassionate with working through various situations and mindset. I highly recommend Dr. Bridges.

Written by M.A. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dr. Bridges makes me feel super comfortable in our sessions and asks me all the right questions. In our first session I was surprised with how much I was able to explore within just a 30-minute session. She’s supportive and attentive and I’m excited to continue working with her.

Written by L.I. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 5 months on issues concerning grief

I am grateful for Dr. Bridges. She is very easy to talk with and offers excellent insights. She has helped me tremendously through a very difficult time in my life.

Written by R.I. on Aug 18, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s amazing

Written by F.R. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and anger management

He is super excellent hello experience and I like

Written by C.O. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 5 months

Dr. Bridges is amazing! I can't go through any other doctor because she set the bar really high!

Written by A.N. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I would say that Dr. Bridges has a flexible and compassionate approach. They have a way of initiating a healing that totally transforms. Thank you Dr. Bridges .

Written by M.I. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Doc is pretty amazing. I appreciate her so much and have recommended BetterHelp and Doc to a few friends.

Written by R.A. on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months

Dr. Bridges is AMAZING

Written by M.I. on Jun 12, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Bridges is kind and offers great advice. Each session helpful and I feel like I can handle any problem after talking to Dr. Bridges.

Written by M.E. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Bridges is extremely encouraging and helps me to pursue my goals. I love her positivity and she has helped me to prioritize and learn how to take care of myself.

Written by A.N. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Bridges shows patience, kindness and professionalism during our sessions. I completely trust her and the advice she gives me.

Written by E.F. on Mar 25, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 7 months

I've talked to people about betterhelp.com... 15min ago I recommended the site... I can be myself for the first time without feeling like I'm going to crawl out of my skin because of betterhelp.com and Dr. BB... she has helped me in 6 months that a lifetime of learning and attempting to understand and accept people could not... my life is better because of Dr. BB

Written by M.E. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I have only had a session with Dr. Bridges but she made me feel as if I was in safe place. I am excited to see where this journey will take me.

Written by T.A. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Bridges is a great therapist and I always feel better after every session. I would highly recommend her.

Written by N.A. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

She is a good listener and provides good feedback.

Written by L.A. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adh

Dr. Bridges is a highly attentive and compassionate person who can sense what the patient may be dealing with at the time.

Written by A.B. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great counselor, listens and she is very supportive and understanding.

Written by A.S. on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

It has been a pleasure to speak to Dr. Bridges for the last nine months. She has helped me gain so much perspective as I navigate various situations in my life with family, friends, relationships, work, and my overall well-being. Our sessions have been very valuable to me.

Written by J.O. on Nov 29, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Best Therepist ever !!!

Written by N.N. on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I think I already wrote a review but I’ll write another one! I love my therapist so much! She has been such a life saver for me over these past few months. I can’t imagine who I’d be had I not found her and this app. I highly recommend her. She’s become somewhat of a really good friend that I look forward to talking to every week.

Written by T.I. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Bridges is wonderful!!

Written by T.E. on Oct 25, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Dr. Bridges really takes the time to listen to and offers concrete and sound advice and also plans of action in order to help and solve the issues and problems that I am going through. She applauds my successes and also holds me accountable in times where I am not achieving things to the best of my ability. Through working with her I have been able to face my problems head on and come up with tangible actions that eventually see results

Written by W.Y. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I’ve been very happy with Dr. Bridges. She’s so positive but she lets me feel everything I need to. With past counselors I felt they never really listened or gave advice that would help but from the start Dr. Bridges has given me the tools to heal from past trauma. I’ve gained self awareness of my emotions and what they mean. She’s helping me unlock parts of my past that are currently affecting me and helping me resolve the things I never had the chance to at the time. Wonderful therapist that I look forward to seeing weekly in the video option. I feel like I’m finally speaking to a true professional who has lots of experience in what I’m dealing with.

Written by H.A. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Dr. Bridges is kind, patient, and still maintains open and honest communication. I can expect support and guidance from Dr. Bridges as well as encouragement and thoughtful insight on how to process a wide variation of difficult situations—from relationships to traumatic experiences to self-confidence. I recommend Dr. Bridges.

Written by A.N. on Jul 19, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Dr Bridges helps me with actionable things I can do to get to a better mental state.

Written by M.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr. Bridges is an amazing counselor! She listens to what I have to say and how I feel. She is able to give me advice and tips that I would not have thought about myself. She provides a supportive and friendly third-party view to everything I am going through. If you are looking for a smart and understanding counselor, she is it!

Written by A.L. on Jun 25, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr. Bridges has expertise in reading and reviewing your journal, notes and meetings and understanding underlying issues that don’t seem apparent but guides you explore your own self and thoughts so you can learn and explore more about your feelings and your emotions. Couple and family counseling regarding relationships seems to be her expertise and I’m made to feel trust, and confidence in her abilities with understanding me and issues.

Written by R.O. on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really enjoy working with Dr. Bridges. She is kind, supportive and encouraging. She always guides me to being a better person while still acknowledging the work I've already done.

Written by C.E. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I’ve tried countless forms of therapy, this one definitely got it right.

Written by M.I. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Bridges makes me feel heard and gives a kind, warm environment for myself when talking about my anxiety. I feel a huge relief after each session and that honestly makes my day. She’s a wonderful counselor. She in courages me to be myself.

Written by S.A. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks

I am so glad I found her. She is a perfect match for me and has been so supportive. I am eternally grateful.

Written by C.H. on Apr 24, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Bridges is very kind and listens well. She also knows the right questions to ask in order to help you make progress.

Written by W.Y. on Apr 07, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Bridges has been an excellent counselor thus far. She's attentive, practical as well as encouraging. Her advice is compassionate but also very applicable.

Written by P.A. on Mar 26, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Brenda is great!

Written by S.A. on Mar 18, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Bridges is amazing, she’s super responsive and I’m so happy to have her as a therapist.

Written by J.E. on Feb 26, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Bridges is an excellent therapist. She listens, cares & is highly qualified! She is responsive to messaging. I would highly recommend her!

Written by M.O. on Feb 24, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s very professional and understanding. She has help me overcome my issues one step at a time. I’m very pleased.