Dr. Brenda Dillingham

(PhD, MS, LMFT)

About Me

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Florida. I graduated from college with a Master of Science degree in 2012 from Capella University. I have completed my Ph.D. requirements in Creative Systemic Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy which will be confirmed in August of 2020 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Currently, I am in private practice where I see couples, including LGBTQ couples. I am a systemic therapist and partner with clients to identify intergenerational patterns of behaviors and experiences that may contribute to current areas of concern. I help clients find their authentic voice to communicate with each other while building their relationship back to where they want it to be.

I use a combination of interventions but primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy techniques. Solution Focused and Narrative approaches may also be in the mix. I utilize what seems appropriate for each individual situation. In addition, I believe mental health is a result of optimal health inclusive of mind, body, and spirit. I am an advocate for the benefits of meditation and yoga. Also, proper nutrition is another aspect of total wellbeing I find as being an integral part.

I have been successful in partnering with clients to help them achieve their treatment goals and objectives by meeting them where they are and seeing the situation from their perspective. Together we identify reasons for seeking a therapist and ways to overcome perceived obstacles by using authentic communication, positive coping skills, and controlling negative thoughts. I am an empathetic therapist and have many life experiences to draw from during a session.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #MT3076 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.K. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Brenda for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

she is very attentive and readily available. Really takes time to paint a picture and understand you.

Written by B.R. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Brenda is an excellent listener and has a lot of experience with relationship issues. I learned a lot in a short time working with her.

Written by S.A. on Jul 01, 2020 after counseling with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is very experience on relationship issues and she is very cooperate and supporting , I would strongly all my friend to deal with Blenda