Hi, my name is Brenda Thayer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been in the mental health field for 22 years, LPC for five years and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 9 years. I have recently become a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
I have worked with couples for three years.
I believe in meeting the person where they are at, helping them reach their potential. I believe in treating the whole person for overall wellness and striving for reaching one’s goals and values in life.
I use an eclectic approach; cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy fused with motivational interviewing. I have experience using rational emotive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, gestalt therapy and solution focused therapy.
What you can expect from sessions include; questions so that I can get to know you better and to see how I can best help you, nonjudgmental and compassionate support, and energy to help you see your potential.
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #118152 (Expires: 2021-10-01)
LPC #74665 (Expires: 2022-01-31)
LPC #C5575 (Expires: 2021-01-31)
Brenda has helped my husband and I immensely in our understanding of each other. We both feel that we are in a very safe space when we have our meetings with her, and she never makes either of us feel like she is taking sides. We have been able to open up emotionally to one another much more with her guidance. We have been together 8 years, and it’s really fun to open new doors together and communicate better.
Brenda is great!
Brenda has been a life changing support for my girlfriend and I. We have met emotional outbursts with discussion techniques and rational mind with her guidance. I know we wouldn't be as far as we are without Brenda talking us through the steps, and encouraging our growth through it all.
With any couple's issues, it feels like there's a thousand little things at once. Brenda is very good at helping us get to the heart of issues, and focusing our attention on the deeper causes instead of the smaller symptoms/minutia. She's also been great for meeting us where we're at emotionally. Non-judgmental of different personal lifestyle choices, and supportive of difficult circumstances.