Hello, I'm Brenda and I've been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina for just over 17 years. I've been working in the public mental health sector for a majority of my career. I graduated in 1997 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. Prior to working in the mental health sector, I was a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and assisted people with disabilities to find and maintain employment.
I utilize a diversity of approaches in my counseling treatment as every individual is unique and has their own needs. The primary modalities of treatment that I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, and person centered therapy. I've worked with both individuals and groups during the course of my practice and feel both are helpful to work toward individual growth. I have a great deal of experience working with depression, anxiety, chronic illness, phobias, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, and LGBTQ issues; however, I have also worked with other populations as well.
The ability to succeed in therapy is up to you. I feel that I function as a catalyst to help you with making change. You've already started your journey towards change as you've started to seek out a therapist. Let's see what we can do together to help you achieve your success in life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coaching, ADHD, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 5328
Brenda is very responsive & helps remind me of my limitations.
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Brenda was very sweet and understanding! She offered some good insight and truly helped me to fly after a traumatic experience!
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Brenda is by far the best therapist I have ever had in 10 years. She expects radical honesty and authenticity while still respecting boundaries. She provides a safe place to be vulnerable and tailors a therapeutic plan to fit whatever goals and needs you have.
Written on Nov 27, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Brenda has walked through my journey of healing from toxic relationships with my career and helping me understand how I am interacting with the world around me. I would strongly recommend her to anyone but especially those struggling with career decisions.
Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching
Such a wonderful therapist. She listens to you, guides you through whatever your going through, gives good advice, and also mostly supports you. She respond in a timely manner and is very helpful. I would definitely suggest Brenda. :)
Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Brenda is a great therapist, and above all else a great human being. It is a relief to have her on my team and on my side.
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd