Brenda Sanders

(LCSW, CAADC, Gerontology)

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 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: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Nov 19, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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.