About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #118152 (Expires: 2023-10-31)

LPC #C5575 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brenda Thayer. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by R.Y. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

She always knows what to talk about even though I do not sometimes. Also, she looks out for my best interest which is obvious because of her generous, fair, and knowledgeable advice that always turns out, in the end, to my benefit.

Written by M.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

She's great very helpful

Written by T.A. 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

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 by M.E. 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

Brenda is kind and intuitive. She is sensitive to my needs and offers good advice. I look forward to working together more.

Written by A.V. 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

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 by R.A. on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and family conflicts

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 by S.H. on Jun 27, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Brenda, I really appreciate your advice and our conversation we had over the phone. Hopefully I can have more soon

Written by A.L. on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Brenda really is able to help me see my worth and value and helps me see situations in a new perspective in a way that’s easy for me to work through.

Written by M.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I’m just starting to work with Brenda and she has already helped me get more perspective on different parts of my life.

Written by B.R. on Feb 13, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Brenda is amazing to work with. She helps me realize that my problems aren't that bad and there is hope. She is excellent at what she does

Written by S.H. on Dec 01, 2019 after therapy with Brenda for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She's wonderful!

Written by M.A. on Jul 19, 2019 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Brenda is great! I have been enrolled for about a month, and so far so good. She responds promptly, listens to my issues, and I feel like she truly cares.

Work with me!