Hello my name is Brenda Ishmael and I have counseled young people since 2004 in a private practice and school setting. Being a mom of two teenage boys and working with hundreds of teens over the years, I know that you all have to deal with a lot. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, friendship issues, concerns about school and social concerns.
My counseling style is high energy, engaging, and assisting the client in understanding their thoughts, beliefs, and actions. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, humility on a non-judgmental basis. We all have issues in life that we sometimes try to solve on our own, but talking in a safe environment with a professional, will help you to develop positive coping mechanism to your issues. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and reality therapy. During every session I give you 100% of myself and during that time, you are my top priority.
I applaud you for seeking to have a better understanding of the life issues that you are facing. My wish for you is to be the best possible version of yourself. Life should not be just existing, but living and I am here to help you with the challenges you are now facing.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Infidelity , Jealousy , Multicultural Concerns , Postpartum Depression , Prejudice and Discrimination Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #7862 (Expires: 2023-08-31)
She has been helpful.
She has been very helpful working with my daughter.
Dr. Ishmael has helped us so much. We would recommend her to a friend.
She’s exceptional and knows how to tackle every situation. Really enjoying my sessions.
Amazing amazing amazing !
I have only had 3 sessions and each session has always touched on why I started counseling in the first place. I like that aspect. It's great to have that listening ear and that sound advice to help me understand things I have questioned over and over. It makes a difference when working with someone who can understand your feelings but also remind you of reality. My nerves are completely gone and I look forward to each session!
Dr. Ishmael made me feel better on the very first session. She is clearly a caring, attentive counselor and was a tremendous help in putting my problems into perspective right away in a gentle, professional and caring way. She is a great listener!
Dr. Ishmael makes me feel comfortable discussing my issues with her. She also gave me some good ideas to follow up with and was non judgemental. I am hopeful that she can be helpful getting me through my issues.
From the start I can tell Dr. Ishmael is very experienced and intelligent. She addresses and give solutions to every issue me and my partner have, even things I didn't know about.