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Brenda Wierschin

Therapist & Certified Life Coach

Welcome! I am excited you're 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. 
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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.


Brenda has worked in the social work field for over 20 years, working with diverse populations in many settings and roles. She enjoys supporting diverse clientele, particularly autistic individuals, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities. Brenda uses a variety of modalities of treatment, with significant training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness practices, and trauma-informed care.

Areas of Expertise:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Coping Skills
Health & Wellness
Life Changes & Transitions
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Time Management
Trauma Informed Care
Work/Life Balance

Mental Health + Wellness Resources

Some of my favorites
National Alliance for the Mental Illness (NAMI)
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron 
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach 

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.
Certified Life CoachInternational Association of Professions Career College
MS, Social WorkPortland State University
Cooking and baking
Mindfulness Activities
Rock climbing

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