Dr. Brenda Bridges has spent her life using her own personal and career experiences to help individuals overcome challenges and stressors. Dr. Bridges is able to genuinely provide support and hope, especially when their life seem to be more than they can handle.
As the Marines veteran, she knows how post-traumatic stress can affect every facet of one’s life as well as the lives of their loved ones. While her focus is on veteran care, she also provides services for children, teenagers, adults , couples and families who are dealing with traumatic situations of their own. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Dr. Bridges has experience in many modalities and is trained in EMDR.
Dr. Bridges knows there is no single approach that works for everyone, so she continues to educate herself on emerging therapies and psychological trends to provide the most comprehensive program that works for each of her client’s individual needs.
Dr. Bridges received her education at Argosy University, earning her Doctorates in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Bridges earned her Masters with Brandman University Clinical Psychology with emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Social Psychology from Park University.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 111243
TX LMFT 203706
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Brenda Bridges. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.
Dr Bridges is warm, friendly and compassionate. Yet, she is fair and gives solid advice. She asks questions to help us navigate through our feelings and find solutions. Highly recommend.
Dr. Bridges is very professional, understanding, and a great listener. A great couples therapist!
Thank you for your kindness and patience to listen!
We love Dr.Bridges! She definitely helps us see different perspectives clearly. She gives us homework" or practices to do at home by ourselves to better help us grow together. 1000% we recommend Dr.Bridges!
Dr. Bridges really hears us and has helped us a lot with her advice!! We are on a good path to better our marriage thanks to her!!
Dr. Bridges has been doing really good in providing insights and helpful advice. She is involved and invested in our goals.
Dr. Bridges has been wonderful with us and really helped us pin point the issues and helped us work through them.
Dr. Bridges is great! We love her
Gentle. Compassionate. Experienced. We are enjoying our time being under Dr. Bridges care. One of my favorite things about being under her care is the plethora of resources she has to offer. I would definitely recommend Dr. Bridges.
Dr Bridges is awesome!!!!
Dr. Bridges is a great counselor. She listens and gives great advice. I am excited to meet with her.
Intuitive and fair!
Dr. Bridges is an amazing couples therapy she has helped my partner and I I’m so many ways. I love her knowledge and kindness.
You have save and helped my family beyond measure thank you so much
Thank you guys for everything
She is understanding patient and kind and I have grown a lot.
Norma is great. She is easy to talk too and listens to what you are saying. I believe that Norma could defiantly give a person the tools needed to have a successful partnership and really help you to become a better person. If you are willing to take responsibility for yourself and if you really want a healthy relationship, and to be a better spouse, I think Norma could help you achieve your goals.
She is very understanding and truly wants to help us
Caring, kind and gives practical advice.
She is amazing
Very kind and supportive. I am growing.
We believe we are making useful progress thanks to Dr. Bridges. More to come.