Brenda Cloyd

LCSW-C

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 25 years of helping clients heal and overcome personal challenges .
I am experienced in working with individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, trauma intervention and counseling, family preservation/parenting skills training, family law/mediation/divorce, and addiction treatment and coaching.

I am available to work with you around issues of grief, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, women's issues, relationship conflict, LGBT issues, family conflict/domestic violence, trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. My experience includes working with parents in navigating challenges of setting boundaries and developing positive discipline methods with children and teenagers, with a primary focus on healthy family systems.

My treatment modalities include: Cognitive Behavioral, Client-Centered Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Gottman-Relationship Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, 12-Step Recovery and Somatic Therapies to incorporate mind, body, and spirit into therapeutic healing.

If you choose to work with me, my counseling approach is non-judgmental, and empathetic. I see my role as a guide, a mentor to assist you on your journey to identify what you need in order to heal. My initial commitment to you is providing a safe environment for you as we work together to identify your therapy needs and identify your treatment goals. I believe every person has the ability to find their way to move forward and live a more purposeful, satisfying life.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW-C #4723 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brenda Cloyd. 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.

Written by J.E. on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

Brenda has been very helpful to me. I’d recommend her to anyone. She’s a very intelligent and compassionate therapist.

Written by A.L. on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's a wonderful person and great therapist. She's helped me a lot in just one session. She's taught me a few methods to combat my anxiety and supplied me with CBT worksheets. I recommend her.

Written by V.A. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression

She really listens and is very empathetic

Written by R.O. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Great therapist. Really helped me overcome my anxiety. I'd recommend Brenda to a friend. Thankyou Brenda :)

Written by G.L. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning parenting issues

Oh, Brenda has been wonderful and answers all my questions - her experience is super valuable

Written by C.H. on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

One of a kind amazing therapist

Written by S.A. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

So far, my meetings with Brenda have been very helpful. She listens, offers guidance & suggestions & never makes me feel like my thoughts/feelings are invalid.

Written by B.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Brenda is top knotch. Super supportive and a true pleasure to speak with.

Written by D.U. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She’s a wonderful woman who’s helped me a ton during the few meetings we’ve had.

Written by J.E. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Ms. Brenda has been an absolute blessing in my life. She completely understands my needs, gives techniques and things to work on and think on for the upcoming week. She is compassionate, caring and realistic. I highly recommend.

Written by M.E. on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

In a very short time, Brenda has facilitated a return to hopefulness for me. She is kind, caring, and gentle in her approach. She is the right therapist at the right time for me. As I address long term trauma, and short term goals to resume post-pandemic life, her guidance and confidence building is essential.

Written by S.A. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma and abuse

She is great!

Written by F.A. on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

She listen, help and respect the patient.
I don't know how to complement someone who reach and help. All I can say she is THE BEST

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