Hi, my name is Brenda Thayer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in the mental health field for 22 years, LPC for five years and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 9 years. I have recently become a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
I believe in meeting the person where they are at, helping them reach their potential. I believe in treating the whole person for overall wellness and striving for reaching one’s goals and values in life.
I use an eclectic approach; cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy fused with motivational interviewing. I have experience using rational emotive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy and solution focused therapy.
What you can expect from sessions include; questions so that I can get to know you better and to see how I can best help you, nonjudgmental and compassionate support, and energy to help you see your potential.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LPC 118152
OR LPC C5575
Brenda is so in tune with my issues and has a great memory. Every week, she is there to help guide me with my full input along then journey of my mental health journey. She is reliable, smart, intuitive, caring, understanding, open minded, and willing to listen or read everything I have to say. Brenda goes above and beyond with her time.
Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd
She's great very helpful
Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues
Only gives the basics, didn’t really try to get to know me or tried to set any call, video anything. invalided my feelings and left me feeling worse.
Written on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Brenda is kind and intuitive. She is sensitive to my needs and offers good advice. I look forward to working together more.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Brendas great and has been patient with my slow progress. Also persistant and caring when I go lengths without a counseling session, checking in and so on.
Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Brenda is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. She helps me talk out issues I’m having and offers support and resources that guide me to finding positive solutions.
Written on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts