Brenden Troster

LMFT

About Me

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of experience working as a therapist, and 22 years of experience working as a coach. I am also a current Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology. I have accumulated a wide range of experience working with a diverse clientele. I have worked in school based mental health, addiction treatment, and residential treatment for children and teens. I have also worked in an outpatient setting treating severe and persistent mental illness. I have worked with children and teens that have had severe trauma through Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have also worked extensively with struggling families. Some of the many issues I have worked with people on are depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, trauma, parenting problems, relationship issues, ADHD, sexual abuse, pornography addiction, and anger management.

My therapeutic style is to first listen to your story. You are the expert on your life, and I am here to listen to that experience. I try to treat everyone with respect, dignity, compassion, and understanding. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution focused, Bowenian, motivational interviewing, and rational-emotive behavioral therapy methods. I believe in a client-centered collaborative approach in which I work to understand needs and goals that are specific to you. Your specific goals will guide our discussion and formulate your treatment plan.

We all have times in our life when we could use some perspective and help with reaching our goals. We will work together to create a treatment plan and interventions that are unique to your situation. I welcome the opportunity to assist you in reaching your goals.

I look forward to getting to know you and working together!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #3554 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LMFT #108709 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brenden Troster. 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 N.A. on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Brenden has been a great support in my recovery. He is an excellent listener and takes a logical approach to therapy. He offers real, tangible ideas and actions that are easy to implement into my life. Extremely grateful for Brenden’s insights and highly recommend him to others.

Written by L.I. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 8 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is very patient with my scheduling screw ups. He also provides insightful options for another way to look at life’s struggles.

Written by S.Y. on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far his wisdom is appreciated greatly!

Written by S.A. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Even when I'm wrapped up in the happenings of day to day life and I'm not able to get online to casually message, he doesn't shame me or pressure me to just do video calls or phone calls, which I appreciate immensely. My speech and thoughts are not as organized as when I write, so chatting via messenger is a great way for me to communicate efficiently.

Written by T.A. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue,

I like the fact that he has experienced pretty much every aspect in life so you know when he says he can relate you know he is telling the truth! He listens well and has great advice and believes in second chances!

Written by J.A. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Brenden has offered some great feedback and advice from the very beginning of our sessions. He's been great at getting up to speed in a very complex situation.

Written by J.E. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Brenden has helped me immensely in battling my past trauma. I'm confident in what I learned and am so proud of how far I've come – and I have him to thank.

Written by J.A. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Brenden is a very caring and helpful person to talk to. Responds in a timely manner and is willing to put in the extra work if you truly need it.

Written by L.Y. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts

Brenden's advice during a traumatic family crisis has been invaluable. He has given me tools in my toolbelt - ways to cope, focus on the truth, and care for myself - and it has gotten me through. He also sent extensive intake forms before we met, so that from our very first meeting, he knew a lot about me and my situation. I would recommend him to anyone needing help.

Written by A.N. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brenden has been very helpful to me.

Written by L.E. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

He is flexible, takes the time to listen, responds to my messages, and offers good advice. He is a great listener.

Written by D.O. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Brenden is a good listener and has a lot ofnwisdome. I enjoy the weekly lessons he sends, the inquiring self reflecting questions he uses. I like his sense of humor and ability to help me out things in perspective. Highly recommend Brenden.

Written by N.O. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Brenden has been very helpful. He listens and asks me great questions that give me clarify about my biggest struggles. And then he gives me tools to learn how to deal with them.

Written by A.S. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Betterhelp could not have matched me with a better person. He fits every criteria that I was looking for when I filled out the intake paperwork. I am so happy I signed up, Brenden is brilliant at his job and will be stuck with me forever.

Written by A.V. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues

I have had great experience working with Brenden. He is patient and asks questions to give well-rounded support when working with me as I a trouble-shoot conflict.

Written by K.R. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

Great at listening
Offers helpful suggestions

Written by T.Y. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Thanks for your help and input.

Written by J.I. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brenden is always on time and ready for my appointments. He helps me with coping with my anxiety and depression.

Written by M.A. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Brenden for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

I thought this experience would be uncomfortable and I would regret seeking help. But Brenden made it easy to talk to him and truly seems to want to help you feel better. He was understanding and helpful with some lessons in wisdom and spirituality.

Work with me!