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Catherine Brenen, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Michigan with over 15 years of experience as a mental health provider. I serve clients by helping them address various stressors such as anxiety, drug use, depression, interpersonal relationships, trauma, health complications, as well as overall life challenges related to aging.
Respect, empathy, positive regard, as well as faith in God and people are foundational to the services I provide. My therapy style is warm and engaging. I don't embrace judgment, fear-based tactics or condemning others. I believe in providing unconditional positive regard while helping you to move forward in pursuit of a high-quality life. My approach combines solution focused, client based, dialectical and cognitive-behavior therapy and can be psychodynamic. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and
I'm ready to support you through this process! I look forward to working with you!

Respectfully,

Catherine Brenen, LMSW

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

MI LMSW 6801096367

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Catherine Brenen. 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.

Catherine is very professional and knowledgeable. She’s a great listener and gives great feedback. She makes me look within myself more and not have a pity party. The answers lie within us and she helps bring them out. I highly recommend her!!!!

Written on Feb 10, 2024 after therapy with Catherine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I genuinely appreciate having Catherine as my therapist she is supportive, and I enjoy that we do prayer together.

Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is wonderful. Doesn’t make me feel judged and is able to provide multiple perspectives on issues I discuss with her. She listens in depth and has helped me feel seen and heard completely. She offers great advice while still giving me the proper tools to think things through clearly on my own. Would recommend her to any woman. Especially black women

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Catherine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I've worked alongside Catherine, my therapist, for a few months, and she's unlike any other. Her outstanding ability to listen, show compassion, understand my situation, and offer invaluable advice has made a tremendous impact on me. She's truly exceptional!

Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Catherine's experience gives her confidence to ask hard questions and offer helpful insights while not putting me on the defensive. I love my time with her - it goes by quickly and gives me a lot to think about.

Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 3 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Catherine has been the support I needed. With a sharp focused mind and immense knowledge in the field she has been an objective and compassionate ally through a difficult chapter in my life.

Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Catherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes