My name is Brenda Sanders and I am a clinical therapist who makes every effort to bring an efficient and effective combination of experiences and skills to help clients navigate through difficult life issues; all while possessing a genuine concern and deep empathy for the clients.
In the therapy process, I will utilize my experiences and skills to maximize outcomes and provide wholeness to individuals and families. I hold an Associate Degree in Science from Wayne County Community District College, Bachelor Degree in Family Community Services from Sienna Heights University, Master Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University; in addition, I am a Certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor and specialize in Gerontology; finally, I have been trained in Trauma Informed Care, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Michigan.
I have over 5 years experience as a therapist and have worked with many populations in a wide range of treatment settings. These have included adult homeless program, returning citizens program, substance abuse treatment facility, agency for autistic children, and both adult and children outpatient mental health programs.
I have a broad experience with working with children and adolescents, as well as supervising staff in this field. Area of prominence with children include attention deficit hyperactive disorder, autism disorder, conduct disorder, post-traumatic disorder, developmental delays, various types of abuse/neglect, dysfunctional family, and mood disorder.
I also have a strong base of therapist experience working with adults in a wide variety of settings. Specialty areas include substance use disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, general mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder, schizophrenic disorder, and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.
It definitely takes courage to seek change. I am here to assist, support, and empower you when you are ready to seek that change.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801106592
Brenda is knowledgeable, relatable and easy to talk to. She is a great listener. I appreciate the tools she gives me which are always what I need.
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Brenda for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I appreciated how attentive she is. She also can be very straightfoward, which i very much appreciate.
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Brenda is great!
Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I feel extremely comfortable with Brenda. She's very easy to talk to and offers great advice.
Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
She’s knowledgeable and listens well. Been quite helpful.
Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Brenda for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders
Brenda is an extremely helpful and supportive counselor. She gives great and timely advice with incredible attention to detail of the root of your issue and tackles it with thoughtful and detailed responses. She always makes me feel like i left her sessions better understood and heard. Her quick responses and attention to your worries and concerns never goes unnoticed or left astray. I have such confidence in her as i evolve through my journey of therapy. I’m so glad i was matched with her through BetterHelp.
Written on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Brenda for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes