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Brenda Wierschin, LCSW

Therapist & Certified Life Coach

"You can expect me to recognize your strengths and see your resiliency.  Authentic connection is central to the work I do. The right "fit" matters so much! I will provide you with a comfortable and safe place that allows you to feel supported and validated. I am here to collaborate with you in examining and shifting thought patterns so that you can create positive and meaningful change." 

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WELCOME! I AM EXCITED YOU ARE HERE.

Change is always possible when you have the right tools and support.  In general, I am eclectic in my approach. The work I do is very much influenced by your individual needs and what you are seeking to get out of our work together. The coaching and therapy experience is different for each person, and I really enjoy arriving in session and seeing where the path leads. I am here to honor and celebrate your individual story so your resilience and strength can be fostered and nurtured. 

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Work/life balance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Time Management
  • Life Transitions

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

Autistic Self Advocacy Network 

Brene Brown books and podcast 

“When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chodron 

“Radical Acceptance” by Tara Brach 

BIO

Brenda has worked with diverse populations, including autistic individuals, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities. Brenda is trained in many modalities, with significant training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma-informed care, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and some training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has specialized training in approaches that focus on shifting your thoughts, as well as strategies that focus on solutions aimed at creating fast-acting behavioral change.   

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

Brenda has been trained in many modalities in her extensive career as a social worker. She has worked with diverse populations in multiple settings over the last 20 yrs.

Education

  • MS, Social Work - Portland State University
  • Certified Life Coach - International Association of Professions Career College
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Hobbies

  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking
  • Reading
  • Mindfulness Activities
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Affiliations

  • Achieve Medical Center