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Having 32 yrs of professional work experience. I graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh with a masters degree in social work. I am trained and well versed in CBT, Supportive Therapy, Family Therapy, CPT, and Mindfulness. I believe in holistic approach to treatment and work closely with my patients to meet their needs. I have taught at Penn State University and worked with our nations veterans with a focus on direct care. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you to fulfill your desired changes.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, First Responder Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
PA LCSW CW019132
Great knowledge and roadmap!
Written on Oct 18, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and career difficulties
Brenda’s many years of experience has allowed her to help my needs and do so in a way that works for me
Written on Jul 16, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
She is wonderful.
Written on Apr 22, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Brenda is straightforward, caring, and very effective in helping me work through my issues. I needed someone who is not only well-versed in my type of issues but approaches things in a holistic/mindfulness approach. I am very grateful to have found Brenda.
Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Brenda has been extremely helpful to me
Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues