Brandi Bentrim

LCSW

About me

I am an LCSW in Pennsylvania with over 20 years of experience working with children and families, specializing in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and self injurious behaviors.

Over the years I have worked with children in multiple levels of care including inpatient, partial, residential treatment, and specialized foster care. In my private practice and community outpatient work I have provided stabilization services working closely with inpatient and partial programs to support newly discharged clients and their families. I was a trusted partner providing level of care assessments for a local school district, in addition to supporting families, through parent training, crisis intervention, family therapy and group therapy for teens. More recently as a program manager, I managed a team of clinical supervisors, therapists, and administrative staff working to provide school based mental health services supporting students in 5 school districts across two counties.

As much as I love providing clinical supervision, being a therapist and helping people directly is my true passion. I have always really enjoyed working with adolescents and young adults in particular.

I am also a parent, and have a child who was diagnosed with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections). I have since tried to be an educator for mental health and medical professionals, as well as an advocate for parents of children who have been diagnosed or are seeking diagnosis and treatment for PANDAS. Experiencing this crisis in my own family only heightens my holistic approach to mental health. I also know how valuable parent support can be when your family is faced with a health crisis.

I would describe my style as warm, supportive, genuine and direct. I recognize that securing your trust is key in developing a productive therapeutic working relationship. In terms of my approach, I believe our experiences shape the way we see the world which can lead to patterns that are no longer serving us. Our thoughts impact the way we feel, and insight into these connections can move us towards change and healing.

I recognize the decision to engage in therapy can be a difficult one. I promise to provide you with a safe space for us to work towards the goals you have set for yourself and make the changes you want to see in your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LCSW CW015312


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brandi Bentrim. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Brandi for 1 month

Brandi had been excellent at helping my daughter get through some really difficult times lately .
She is prompt and keeps me in the loop concerning my daughters needs .
She seems to genuinely care and is the first therapist in 4 years that takes the time and really listens .

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have absolutely no complaints! Brandi has always been attentive and listens to me and checks in on me when I’m quiet. She’s sweet and caring and gives me homework to build the skills I need to get through this tough time.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I had experience with a couple of therapists in the past... No one doesn't even get close to Brandi. Her profile should not be mixed in with the other therapists... BH, have a special page for her to stand out!

Patience, compassion, intelligence, experience, knowledge.... What else can one ask for.... I almost don't want to get better so I can keeping getting support for her lol

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Brandi for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Brandi is insightful, kind, professional, and truly caring. She balances validation with encouraging growth, and incorporates helpful homework and resources. I highly recommend her :)

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's amazing!

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 5 months

Brandi’s thoughtful, knowledgeable approach has brought so much help, peace and relief to our home! I would recommend her to any parent looking for resources, help, and kind, professional therapy for their child!

Written on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Brandi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Very compassionate and understanding always find a solution to every issue

Written on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Brandi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Brandi is extremely knowledgeable and a competent counselor. She offers a variety of worksheets, articles and other modalities to work on , which I find helpful. She is funny and down to earth I would recommend her to anyone who needs a great therapist.

Work with me!