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Brenda McColpin


Hello, I am Brenda McColpin. I am a Maryland Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Tennessee licensed registered nurse. I have provided individual teletherapy sessions for young adults and seniors since August 2021. 

My emphasis in school and my practicum was on trauma. As a trauma-informed therapist, you will find my approach to be collaborative and supportive. I celebrate diversity and strive to provide a warm, non-judgmental, safe, and welcoming environment where clients grow and become empowered to be their best selves. I focus on using integrative treatment approaches that meet the goals and needs expressed by my clients. I frequently use the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills and techniques. I encourage commitment to participation in strengthening and honing skills between sessions. Through offering worksheets and psychoeducational materials, I strive to aid in empowering and conditioning healthier responses. 

My work is primarily with adults, helping them develop skills and learn strategies to cope with depression and reduce anxiety. I also help clients learn to process and move forward through grief, manage work/life balance, navigate life transitions, cope with trauma, become more assertive, and build stronger, healthier relationships. 

Education and Credentials

Registered Nurse - 1985

Southern Adventist University

BS Organizational Management - 2003

Covenant College


Master of Social Work with Trauma Emphasis - 2018
Southern Adventist University

- Extensive work as an RN on the crisis team at a psychiatric hospital for 15 years, working with children, adolescents, and adults.
- RN psychiatric home health for geriatric patients, providing counseling.

- Family justice and advocacy roles involved assisting in elder abuse cases, providing trauma-informed care, education, and court advocacy.

- Co-facilitated women’s domestic violence (DV) group
- Co-founder of LGBTQI youth organization

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