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!
Additional areas of focus: 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, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LMFT 108709
MN LMFT 3554
Brenden is a wonderful therapist. I was so apprehensive to commit to therapy for a long time but Brenden truly meets you where you are.
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Brenden for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Brenden always has suggestions on different ways to think about things that are troubling me. I find this very helpful.
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Brenden for 2 years on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I always feel safe sharing my feelings and thoughts with him. He is extremely professional and makes you feel comfortable. I have recommended people to BetterHelp/Brenden Troster.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Brenden for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Brenden is a great therapist and has really helped me with understanding my issues and focus on moving forward.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Brenden for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Brenden provides great insights and strategies to cope with mental health challenges. Highly recommend.
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Brenden for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and grief
Brenden was very courteous and responded to me very respectfully.
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Brenden for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd