About Me

I am Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Mississippi with 15 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 and ADHD. I also 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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.

Written by T.R. on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is amazing. Makes me feel ok

Written by V.A. on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

She listens and rhats what I meeded

Written by A.L. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Great info

Written by F.R. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Brenda has been extremely helpful during my transition to Mississippi. Navigating a new job, new place that is away from home could have been a lot harder without her help.

Written by A.S. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I always enjoy my sessions with Ms. Frelix as they are very non anxious for me and I am able to share freely what my thoughts are in a manner where I don't feel judged. She is amazing and I actually looking forward to therapy whereas before with other therapist I didn't connect well with them.

Written by Z.O. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

An amazing therapist.

Written by D.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Brenda has been greatly helpful in her sessions. She’s completely understanding in our conversations with empathy and provides good guidance in dealing with topics such as grief. I do recommend her for anyone who needs the assistance or who are going through the grieving stages.

Written by J.A. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks

Very helpful and connects with you . She made me comfortable in opening up in our first session and helped my wife and me communicate with clarity.

Written by G.I. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ms. Brenda is amazing. She’s helped me more than any other therapist has before. She’s been supportive and considerate when sharing my feelings. I can’t refer her enough.

Written by J.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Brenda is such a great counselor. She listens and knows exactly what to say. She is great at what she does!

Written by O.B. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

From our very first session, she has been genuinely concerned and eager to help. Brenda, has helped me transition in some areas and think about things in different ways. She always responds in a timely manner and she truly makes me feel comfortable with speaking on my past issues. She has been a great match for me thus far, and I look forward to continuing to work with her and continuing to see my growth as a result of it.

Written by C.O. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Ms. Frelix is an amazing listener and has been very helpful in trying to give me the tools and resources I need to help myself and my situation. I do not feel judged by her- instead, I feel she tries to understand me and my situation. She is quick with responses to my messages and is very encouraging.

Written by D.A. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Ms. Frelix is very easy to talk to and get understanding from. She makes you feel comfortable when venting

Written by L.A. on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

She is awesome

Written by C.H. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coaching

She is very relatable and easy to talk to. It feels as if you are talking to a close friend who will listen objectively but still give you constructive feedback. Highly recommend!!

Written by A.N. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks

Brenda is very attentative. She understands my concerns and provides practical strategies to address shared areas of concerns.

Written by L.A. on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Ms. Brenda is fantastic! I look forward to speaking with her every week. She makes me feel seen, heard, and understood. She has been my saving grace for the past few weeks.

Written by A.B. on Jun 20, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brenda has really helped me in the past few weeks I have worked with her. She i compassionate, respectful, kind, and she want to help you get better and overcome your obstacles. She is truly a great therapist!

Written by M.A. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am very glad I was matched with Ms.Brenda Frelix . She really does understand me and helps me figure out what can we do to help me . She listen and message me as soon as possible. I am very glad to have her on my side.

Written by D.E. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Great counselor! She offered great advice and an ear to listen.

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