Brenda is now offering EMDR sessions virtually. She recently received her EMDR training and is excited to be using this new therapy with her clients.
Hello! I am dually licensed in both AZ and CO holding both an LPC and a LAC. I am currently offering Video/Tele-Therapy only at this time.
I am excited to work with folks struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression stage of life issues, and other mental health concerns. Specifically I work to help people realize a new way to approach the debilitating fear often associated with anxiety and the overwhelming weight of despair that comes with depression. I believe very strongly in learning how to be present in the moment so we don’t lose our lives lost in either the past or the future.
I am also passionate about working with folks struggling with substance addiction and have worked in the addiction space since 2013. The moment we realize that we might have a substance abuse issue is terrifying and overwhelming. We generally creep so slowly into addiction, how do we find a path out? It would be my honor to help you shed light on and work to heal past pain, experiences and even upbringing that may have you finding comfort in that old friend, lover at times…your drug of choice. I look forward to working with you to identify maladaptive coping techniques and replace them with new coping mechanisms utilizing mindfulness, thought stopping and creation of new habits, to name a few.
I worked for several years in a behavioral health hospital setting both inpatient as well as outpatient. Currently, in addition to private practice, I work within the Arizona prison system. These experiences have given me the opportunity to experience and learn from many people’s unique journeys which I believe helps me be an effective partner as you navigate your mental health needs.