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Brenda McDonald, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi! I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas. Currently, I am based in the Texas Hill Country. With over 13 years of experience in the mental health field, I have worked with clients who have experienced a wide range of concerns including anxiety/stress, depression, trauma/abuse, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue and co-occurring chemical dependency.

My counseling style is person centered. You will be respected and empowered to reach your goals and desires. I bring a somatic approach to my sessions; focusing on the mind, body, spirit and emotions. I incorporate cognitive behavioral, mindfulness and solution focused modalities. The great joy of my work is assisting others live to their fullest potential.

You are taking a courageous step in asking for help in overcoming a struggle, seeking skills for a life transition or working on coping skills. Whatever your current situation, I would be delighted to walk with you through this season of your life.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Chronic pain illness and disability, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

TX LPC 63796

Reviews

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

Brenda has been immensely helpful. She is knowledgeable and insightful. Our discussions have helped me understand what I am going through, provided new perspectives. I am thankful for our time together.

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Brenda instantly makes one feel comfortable. The ease our our conversations makes me feel as if I have known Brenda for years.

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is a great counselor. She really try to understand you first then she will make you comfortable and provides support and ideas to move forward.

Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

Brenda is really sweet and helps me laugh. I feel very comfortable to talk to her and I'm glad that I started BetterHelp

Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brenda sees me for who I am and has done nothing but serve me during our time together.

She’s perceptive and has impeccable timing, choosing her moments wisely. Never before has someone been so in tune with my feelings.

What she says creates forward momentum that not only progresses what we’re doing together, but also creates a platform for me to use during my time outside of the session.

Historically (with therapy) I regress almost immediately. I’ll go to sleep, wake up and the work has been undone.

With Brenda, that’s no such thing.

I’m able to reflect and land in the moments she created during our sessions and feel the same sense of clarity as when it originally happened.

Now I know how to give myself permission to feel okay.

I’m 28, haven’t been able to do that until Brenda.

Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Brenda is great. Very kind and thoughtful. Wonderful to work with.

Written on Jun 18, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd