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MSSW, LCSW Brenda Atkinson

Online counseling

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Brenda Atkinson is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: MSSW, LCSW
Years in Practice: 24

I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years’ experience. Much of my expertise is in working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship issues, parenting concerns, blended families, substance abuse and career challenges. My most prolific area of expertise is assisting individuals who want to grow emotionally and spiritually through all of life transitions such as early adulthood, middle age and later life.

My education was in Psychology and Social Work completed at the University of Louisville with an emphasis on Family Systems Theory. My approach in therapy is sensitive to individual needs and goals as well as structured in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theories, mindfulness, humanistic and existential therapies. I believe that the individual and therapist relationship is foundational in that I strive to be genuine and compassionate to offer you the best opportunities for growth and healing.

I admire your strength and courage for reaching out for assistance and hope to be a part of your growth and success!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Issues
Stress Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression Addictions LGBT Grief Intimacy-related issues Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem Career difficulties Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
Languages Spoken
English

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Reviews for Brenda Atkinson

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She is helpful

M.I.·Jun 25, 2022

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Brenda I think you are absolutely amazing. I have never felt so comfortable with a therapist. I truly believe out of all of the therapists I have seen you were the one that truly could have helped me. However I cannot financially afford to continue with Betterhelp. I am so grateful to have met you.

K.I.·May 31, 2022

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In over 15 years and several different therapists, I’ve finally found the best match for me in Brenda. She knows what she’s doing and can say the appropriate words in the most concise manner while maximizing impact. I’ve worked with Brenda now for nearly two years and made incredible progress with her support. I can speak the facts of my life as well as how I’m interpreting and processing them and she enables me to stay focused without pushing me into feeling embarrassed and exhausted. Instead, I feel encouraged, energized and even empowered. Brenda helped me understand the time that makes up my life is valuable and therefore, my decisions are valuable even without perfection. She really keeps me going, even when life is presents seemingly insurmountable challenges.

C.A.·May 06, 2022

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Brenda is extremely professional and dedicated. She has a lot of compassion and understanding. Brenda knows how to ask the right questions to really get me thinking. Plus she lets me come to conclusions on my own which really helps in my therapeutic processing. Getting matched with Brenda was a godsend!

C.R.·Mar 29, 2022

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Ms. Brenda is very kind and attentive. She’s made my healing journey a very validating experience.

M.E.·Mar 26, 2022

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I highly recommend Brenda! She definitely helped me get my mind unstuck. She met me where I was at and offered help and encouragement in a very nonjudgemental and hopeful way. She's a great listener, she's encouraging, and she's very compassionate. I always left our conversations feeling built up not deflated!

A.L.·Mar 16, 2022

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I've only met a few times with Brenda so far, but she has is kind and insightful and I have enjoyed my sessions so far and found them to be helpful.

K.E.·Jan 25, 2022

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I am so grateful for Brenda. She is so easy to talk to and has a gift with guiding me where I need to go. Every time I leave a session I feel so much better. Even on days I don’t feel like I have anything to talk about to start with we end up having good and productive sessions. She is the best!

L.A.·Jan 24, 2022

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Brenda is terrific. It's quite obvious that she's a professional. My only complaint is I wish our chat sessions could be longer. This is because preference is chat over video or call. We don't get to cover much in 45 minutes of typing back and forth.

R.O.·Jan 18, 2022

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Brenda is so kind and caring, very easy to talk to. She also has a ton of experience and wisdom, and gets back to you quickly. Very thankful to have found her.

M.I.·Jan 01, 2022

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So far the experience has been great. I’ve been struggling with a lot lately and she really respects how I feel. I can appreciate her not taking over the sessions with her personal opinions or feelings. She allows me to open up, express how I feel, and gives me professional advice. I feel like we are working out great!

E.B.·Dec 23, 2021

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Brenda is amazing! She listens and asks insightful questions and is so validating about some of my experiences. 10/10!

F.R.·Dec 16, 2021

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She is attentive and offered advice based on personal and professional experience.

E.R.·Nov 29, 2021

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Brenda is incredible and has been a blessing in my life!

C.R.·Nov 24, 2021

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I would absolutely recommend Brenda. She is amazing. I love her approach and I always leave feeling more clarity than I started with. I am so excited to continue this journey with her.

B.R.·Nov 23, 2021

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strongly recommend

A.M.·Nov 20, 2021

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I have started my therapy. Mrs. Brenda Atkinson so far is very understanding and she is giving me insight on myself

T.A.·Nov 15, 2021

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Brenda Atkinson is probably the best therapist I've ever had. She really understands me and what I need. Shes always there for me and makes me feel seen and heard and valid. She is exactly what I was looking for. Wonderful therapist.

E.L.·Nov 11, 2021

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Brenda is very considerate and caring and offers great advice.

J.E.·Oct 13, 2021

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So far Brenda has been warm, reassuring and listens well. It has been easy to speak with her.

R.E.·Aug 09, 2021

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Best therapist I’ve EVER had!

C.A.·Aug 06, 2021

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Brenda is awesome.

W.E.·Aug 05, 2021

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Brenda is a caring compassionate soul. She was there for me during one of the darkest moments of my life and helped me make lifestyle changes to cope with my depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms. Because of Brenda I was able to change my perspective on the events of my past that haunted me. Those memories and the people that hurt me no longer have a hold on my life. I found so much joy and freedom out of my despair and I couldn't have gotten through it without her support. I highly recommend her to anyone struggling with depression as I was in the depths of despair when I found her. She is an angel to me, and I know is will continue to be a blessing to others.

K.A.·Jul 31, 2021

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I have found our relationship quite helpful

D.A.·Jul 21, 2021

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Even though we've only had 2 sessions she is definitely the best therapist I've ever had she really makes me really feel heard and the first therapist that's really made me feel valid

E.L.·Jul 08, 2021

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Brenda is very knowledgeable and supportive. I have really enjoyed working with her so far.

K.A.·Jun 17, 2021

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Wonderful counselor!! Very understanding & great listener!!!

C.A.·May 28, 2021

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Brenda is very genuine and really takes the time to listen. I find her to be easy to talk to and always feel comforted by her words of support and encouragement.

J.E.·May 01, 2021

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Brenda is so kind and capable. Her help made all the difference in my life and mental state when I really needed help.

S.Y.·Apr 28, 2021

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Brenda is such a genuine and compassionate soul with a very calming nature. She is a wonderful listener and offers logical and wise solutions to issues that seem so very complicated - until you talk them through with her. She has a way of getting to the root of an issue quickly and helps you discover new ways to look at the things - not to mention some sound advice on how to proceed. She has been enormously helpful in helping navigate through some family "drama" and I look forward to our next session!

K.I.·Apr 22, 2021

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Brenda is awesome! Very compassionate and kind , great listener! Thank you brenda!

A.M.·Apr 22, 2021

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she is very helpful...great listener

C.A.·Apr 16, 2021

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It has been a wonderful experience to work with Brenda. It has been very helpful for healing things that I wasn’t quite sure how to tackle.

J.O.·Apr 15, 2021

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I absolutely love Brenda. She has been so helpful. I would 100% recommend her and BetterHelp!

C.O.·Mar 22, 2021

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Brenda has been a tremendous help to me! She has really helped me take som big steps toward healing and battling my anxiety! I really look forward to our time together each week and am super thankful for her encouragement, help, and expertise!

J.E.·Feb 26, 2021

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I have greatly enjoyed working with Brenda. Very insightful, knowledgeable, and helpful.

A.M.·Feb 16, 2021

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Brenda is a wonderful soul! She is such a joy to talk to and hold a conversation with while also providing really good insight and advice to any situation.

S.A.·Feb 14, 2021

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I have felt very comfortable opening up to her, which is what I have found out is needed to identify the areas that require my attention. She has helped me to discover what is important and the actions that I need to take to find the solutions I desire. I wish I had started counseling way before I began trying to figure out the world on my own!!! Everyone should have someone.

D.A.·Jan 31, 2021

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Brenda is a kind and compassionate listener. I felt heard and respected.

L.E.·Jan 28, 2021

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Ms. Brenda is so helpful and knows exactly how to guide the conversation.

F.A.·Dec 13, 2020

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I have only been working with Brenda a few weeks now but instantly felt a connection. She is warm, encouraging, thought-provoking, and offers great assurances that though the work we are doing is difficult, it is pertinent in my healing process. Being able to connect with her from my home has been wonderful.

E.M.·Nov 03, 2020

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Very helpful and easy to talk to.

A.N.·Oct 23, 2020

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Brenda is very kind and patient. She is reassuring towards the progress I’ve made. I’m saddened to have to switch counselors due to her personal concerns, but I do believe she was a great fit for me. Brenda is very personable and accepting. Best wishes, Brenda :)

I.M.·Sep 21, 2020

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Very honest and very kind. Advocates for healing and not just problem solving but to get to the root of triggers and learned behaviors.

N.I.·Sep 20, 2020

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Brenda is very helpful. She makes me feel listened to and she comforts me. I'm glad she was chosen as my therapist.

N.I.·Sep 11, 2020

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This was our introduction. Brenda is very easy to talk to. We had a good rapport. I look forward to speaking with Brenda again and see the direction and or depths we reach with our next appointment.

V.A.·Sep 02, 2020

Benefits

Brenda Atkinson offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
  • Available Now: There is no waiting list and no calls to make. Simply fill out a short questionnaire and send your first message.