Brenda received her MSW from Wheelock College of Boston MA in 2003. She began her therapy career working for a community mental health center providing in home therapy to children, adolescents, and adults working in conjunction with the department of children and families. During her time there she provided one to one therapy, therapy groups, and worked with DCF to help implement the Family Group Conferencing Program.
In 2005 Brenda began working for a community mental health center working specifically with women and children affected by domestic and community violence. She provided one to one and group therapy services. She also participated in many community outreach programs that helped to increase awareness of domestic and community violence.
In 2008 Brenda joined a group therapy practice and focused solely on providing clinical therapy services to adolescents and adults. She began training in working with obsessive compulsive disorder and received her Behavior Therapy certification in 2012, from BTTI, for Behavior and Exposure therapy for treating OCD.
In 2011 Brenda went out on her own and worked in her private practice providing one to one therapy for adolescents and adults. Her focus the last 5 years has been solely on obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, depression, and stress related disorders. In 2013 she began formal training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders.
Brenda has been practicing as an individual therapist in private practice in MA since 2008 and relocated to Florida in September 2016.