Brenda Gonzalez, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Brenda Gonzalez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University. She has over 10 years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy services in both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. Ms. Gonzalez received a Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Medical Technology from the Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico. She also received her Masters of Social Work from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2003. Since then Brenda has diligently worked in the medical field with patients suffering from chronic illness such as Parkinson´s and Cancer. She organizes and facilitates monthly cancer support groups in both Charlotte and Sarasota Counties. Brenda has been an active member of the Lymphoma/ Leukemia Society and Cancer support and Wellness Program since 2008. She uses an eclectic approach to treat patients, yet she focuses on Cognitive and Dialectical Therapy, Rapid Trauma Resolution, and also uses the Christian counseling approach to help provide strength, guidance and healing to her clients.
Brenda worked extensively with trauma, PTSD, anxiety,
women´s issues (divorce, codependency), bipolar disorders,
panic attacks, depression, couples issues, grief issues, and
with the geriatric population. Mrs. Gonzalez is Certified as
a Rapid Trauma Resolution Therapist and also has obtained a
3rd level of training in Gottman's couples therapy.
"My goal as a counselor is to help individuals and families to
reach their potential and satisfaction in life and also learn ways
to cope with daily stressors and unexpected circumstances in life
through professional counseling and therapy skills. I would like
the opportunity to help you work through the issues that are
causing pain. I believe that it is possible to find solutions to your
problems and move on in life."
Philosophy of Christian Counseling:
I offer a safe, non-judgmental approach that can help you understand how events in life shape and enable you to take the important steps necessary to meet your goals. As a Christian counselor I believe that all of us have a chance to restore our lives again. And if we use the right tools and proper guidance we are able to find peace, healing and restoration in our lives. Whether you are facing an immediate crisis, or dealing with the effects of long standing issues, let’s work together to find possible solutions and healing.
Depression/Mood, Divorce, Grief/Loss, Anxiety/Phobia, Addictions/Substance Abuse, Child/Adolescent, Education Problems, Thought Disorders, Impulse Control, Physical/Emotional Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Elderly Problems, Relationship Problems, Recovery from Co-Dependency.
Emotional: Anxiety, Fear, Depression, Anger.
Relational: Partner, Family, Child, Employer/Employee.
Situational: Health, Occupational, Financial, Role or Age Changes.
Child, Adolescent, Adult, Elderly.
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