Hello! My name is Brenda Hardin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed in the state of Indiana and New Jersey with over nineteen years of experience providing services to clients in multiple capacities in the social work profession, including medical social work, behavior management, individual and family therapy, and group therapy. I have collaborated with clients challenged by depression, anxiety, sexual and domestic abuse, HIV/AIDS, anger management and other life changing situations.
My approach is individualized, client centered, and strength-based, as I believe clients are the experts of their lives and determine the direction of the therapeutic process. I draw from using a number of treatment modalities that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Person-Centered Therapy.
I believe it takes courage to seek help and take the first steps toward change in pursuing and fulfilling a happy life. Everyone has the capacity but sometimes need additional support to help move in the direction they desire for their lives.
I look forward to collaborating with you!
• Family conflicts
• Coping with life changes
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Therapy, Structural and Strategic Family therapy
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NJ LCSW 44SC06156200
IN LCSW 34005983A
Brenda is amazing. She helps me think of new ways to handle situations. Being a Special Education Teacher new things happen everyday. Brenda does a fantastic job keeping me level headed. She has also helped me so much with the passing of my father and grandfather. Learning to understand control what I can control has brought me out of some dark places. I always feel so much better after our session.
Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
Starting therapy was hard but Brenda made me feel comfortable. She’s respectful, professional and is a great therapist.
Written on Oct 26, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
I find Benda Hardin to be an excellent therapist. She is well educated as well as having real life experiences to draw on. She brings these real life experiences out, which is very helpful for you to gain insight into your situation. This combination is very effective in my opinion.
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
My time with Brenda has been helpful. She helps guide you in moving closer to your goals through application. She has a nurturing spirit. If you are looking for someone to help hold you accountable for your the goals you set out to do she is a resource!
Written on Jun 21, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief
Brenda is such a wonderful person. She has helped me through so much and she has given me the tools I need to continue to improve my mental health.
Written on May 28, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Brenda is wonderful. I’m completely comfortable with her and she is very kind and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone needing a therapist, she’s great.
Written on May 05, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd