About me

I am a License Marriage Family Therapist in California that has 20 years of experience working with children, adolescences, adults, and older adults in numerous mental health settings. I have worked with clients from a wide range of concerns like depression, anxiety, addiction, incarceration, pervasive developmental disabilities, anger issues, ADHD, crisis, environmental stressors, family and parental issues. to name a few. I also have 8 years of experience working with Victims of Violent Crimes assisting, guiding, and emotionally supporting clients navigate through traumatic issues/events.

My counseling style is supportive, interactive, and warm. I believe as a therapist that every individual from different walks of life deserves to be treated with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My counseling approach combines Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focus, Family Centered, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Humanistic. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

I know counseling can be scary for some and it takes courage in taking the first steps in seeking assistance in improving, working through, processing concerns, traumatic events, issues, stressors, triggers, and symptoms experienced for a more fulfilling and happier life for positive life changes. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you through your journey in therapy.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 51256


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brenda Wicks. 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 on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brenda is mindful, curious, and respectful in regards of my lived experience and struggles. She is inviting and easy to talk to. The fluidity of our sessions makes me feel heard and grounded. Brenda brings wisdom and knowledge to our session and provide resources to help support me through my therapy. Since my therapy with Brenda, I have become more open about therapy and the benefits that comes out of it. I also recommended therapy to friends and family to try therapy.

Written on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Brenda is someone who truly listens to you, validates you, and makes you feel heard. I value the time I get to talk with her and look forward to every session I have. I appreciate her expertise, compassion, and understanding in all that I share with her.

Work with me!