Brenda Sanders

(LCSW, CAADC, Gerontology)
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About Me

My name is Brenda Sanders and I am a clinical therapist who makes every effort to bring an efficient and effective combination of experiences and skills to help clients navigate through difficult life issues; all while possessing a genuine concern and deep empathy for the clients.

In the therapy process, I will utilize my experiences and skills to maximize outcomes and provide wholeness to individuals and families. I hold an Associate Degree in Science from Wayne County Community District College, Bachelor Degree in Family Community Services from Sienna Heights University, Master Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University; in addition, I am a Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor and specialize in Gerontology; finally, I have been trained in Trauma Informed Care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan.

I have over 5 years experience as a therapist and have worked with many populations in a wide range of treatment settings. These have included adult homeless program, returning citizens program, substance abuse treatment facility, agency for autistic children, and both adult and children outpatient mental health programs.
I have a broad experience with working with children and adolescents, as well as supervising staff in this field. Area of prominence with children include attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autism disorder, conduct disorder, post-traumatic disorder, developmental delays, various types of abuse/neglect, dysfunctional family, and mood disorder.

I also have a strong base of therapist experience working with adults in a wide variety of settings. Specialty areas include substance use disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, general mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, schizophrenic disorder, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.

It definitely takes courage to seek change. I am here to assist, support, and empower you when you are ready to seek that change.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #6801106592 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Brenda is an extremely helpful and supportive counselor. She gives great and timely advice with incredible attention to detail of the root of your issue and tackles it with thoughtful and detailed responses. She always makes me feel like i left her sessions better understood and heard. Her quick responses and attention to your worries and concerns never goes unnoticed or left astray. I have such confidence in her as i evolve through my journey of therapy. I’m so glad i was matched with her through BetterHelp.

Written by A.N. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Brenda has been such a valuable therapist. She had an infested yet meet you where you’re at style. She would check in on me between sessions and offered lots of valuable guidance and support. I appreciate her personal style, compassion and professionalism.

Written by H.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s so supportive, real, and caring for my needs at bettering my struggles. I don’t know what I would do without her!

Written by G.I. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brenda is a wonderful therapist. I've already made so much progress talking with her and she helped me get diagnosed by a psychiatrist by helping me access the tools I needed to. She has done so much for my mental health and I look forward to sessions with her.

Written by J.A. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brenda is easy to talk to, and a great listener. She’s helped me recognize things about myself and how they’ve become apart of my behavior. I appreciate the help Brenda has provided thus far.

Written by R.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Brenda is attentive and helps me to see things from a different prospective. She sends me information and materials that assist me in moving through this process. She is personable and friendly.

Written by D.R. on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I am very blessed to have Brenda in my corner. Our sessions have really shifted my opinion of myself on self worth, and positive self image. Brenda is irreplaceable.

Written by A.L. on Feb 22, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning coping with life changes

Brenda was honest, thoughtful, and caring and has helped me workout and prioritize a few things during our short time together.

Written by D.A. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I very much appreciated Brenda Sanders' professionalism, transparency, and frankness. She is flexible with her schedule, offering both early morning and late night appointments. She is nonjudgmental and knowledgeable. My leave of her counseling has less to do with her and more to do with scheduling issues I've had with the Better Help platform.

Written by S.T. on Feb 07, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Brenda really listens and understands my concerns. She comes up with simple but effective ways to help me with my problems.

Written by M.A. on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is very understanding and seem to be a very experienced person

Written by K.A. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Brenda is a great counselor. Within the first session, I was able to let my guard down almost immediately and she would ask me questions that helped me find answers. I trust her expertise and has provided me with great information to understand myself and this process. I definitely recommend her. Thank you Brenda!

Written by S.A. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Really good support and communication. I'm very grateful for all the help and the tools she's given me to be more assertive and everything else we worked on.

Written by A.N. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Fantastic support and rapport with Brenda, she has helped me get through a very challenging few months

Written by S.U. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Doing a great job
Very patient

Written by P.A. on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

After doing tons of work on my own, in two sessions, Brenda has given light to things I never even thought of. I feel empowered after every conversation and look forward to the next sessions.