Dr. Brenda Bridges

(EdDCP, LMFT)
Therapist Dr. Brenda Bridges Photo

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMFT #111243 (Expires: 2023-01-31)

LMFT #203706 (Expires: 2023-10-31)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Bridges is a great counselor. She listens and gives great advice. I am excited to meet with her.

Written by D.E. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Intuitive and fair!

Written by D.A. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by L.A. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Great communication

Written by J.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

You have save and helped my family beyond measure thank you so much

Written by D.E. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Thank you guys for everything

Written by P.R. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

She is understanding patient and kind and I have grown a lot.

Written by M.E. on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 days on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by C.H. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very patient and understanding! You can tell she works for the best intentions.

Written by J.E. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is very understanding and truly wants to help us

Written by C.A. on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Caring, kind and gives practical advice.

Written by E.V. on Oct 28, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is amazing

Written by H.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very kind and supportive. I am growing.

Written by J.A. on Jun 02, 2020 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

We believe we are making useful progress thanks to Dr. Bridges. More to come.