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Brenda Drake, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Mississippi with 17 years of experience working as a clinical therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger issues, DMDD, Conduct Disorder, LGBTQI and ADHD. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or physical or emotional abuse. I have experience in teaching at the college level and helping those with family and marital issues. I taught Couple Counseling which explored the dynamics of marital and couple relationships from a clinical research perspective and I also taught Marriage and Family Therapy classes with a focus on a systems perspective, including history, core concepts, and seminal figures.

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, client-centered and solution-focused counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MS LPC 1723

Reviews

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

My sessions with Miss Brenda have been nothing short of life changing. She is always quick to respond to any and all of my concerns, takes very good notes during our sessions and genuinely listens and cares for your concerns. I highly recommend allowing her to use her expertise to assist anyone in getting in the right headspace to get their life back on track. 11/10!!

Written on May 14, 2024 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Brenda Drake was answered prayer for me. She’s a great listener, connector of previous interactions, encourager, and overall approachable.
She’s always made me feel heard and respected.

She’s a blessing to my life as I journey through my grief of my beloved husband’s passing.

Written on Apr 03, 2024 after therapy with Brenda for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and career difficulties

Mrs. Brenda is always there to listen and assist me in different ways with the problems I deal with.

Written on Feb 29, 2024 after therapy with Brenda for 4 weeks on issues concerning anger management

She's offers empathy, wisdom, her experiences and confidentiality. And she does it all firmly whilst respecting your feelings

Written on Feb 24, 2024 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great therapist!

Written on Dec 12, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

The most wonderful woman who has been there for me and really made me think about things from a different perspective than ever before!

Written on Nov 26, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks