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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
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 , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LMFT #111243 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
LMFT #203706 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
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!
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.
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.
I’ve tried countless forms of therapy, this one definitely got it right.
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.
I am so glad I found her. She is a perfect match for me and has been so supportive. I am eternally grateful.
Dr. Bridges is very kind and listens well. She also knows the right questions to ask in order to help you make progress.
Dr. Bridges is great!
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.
Brenda is great!
Dr. Bridges is amazing, she’s super responsive and I’m so happy to have her as a therapist.
Dr. Bridges is an excellent therapist. She listens, cares & is highly qualified! She is responsive to messaging. I would highly recommend her!
She’s very professional and understanding. She has help me overcome my issues one step at a time. I’m very pleased.