Brenda Stewart, MA, EMDR Therapist
My name is Brenda Stewart. I’m a Midwestern girl, born and raised in Illinois. After graduating from DePaul University in Chicago, I lived in Denver for twelve years, before Arizona became my home in 2014. I received my Masters Degree from Regis University, graduating cum laude.
I take a Whole-Person Approach with every client. This means that you and I will focus on how psychological, biological, and social factors are influencing your mental health and physical wellness. I am a firm believer that our environment effects us just as much as past traumas and that feeling whole requires that we nurture our brain and our mind, our body and our soul.
This approach includes examining all sides of our lives:
Physical & Structural
Nutritional & Chemical
Mental & Emotional
The Whole-Person Approach is something I implemented in my own life after a 16 year battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis and pain medication. Three years ago, I made the decision to rid myself of opiates and take back my life. It’s been an incredibly tough journey, but I am grateful to have had my yoga practice and my knowledge of the mind-body connection to keep me tethered to my foundation. My health became my life, it was a matter of survival. I made a waking, conscious effort to build the foundation of ‘me’ so strong that I would never doubt myself again…and that’s what I offer my clients, the experience of doing the same.
I truly believe that life changes when we make
healing & wholeness our first priority.
Additional Advanced Trainings
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Deany Laliotis
EMDR Therapy Level UP: Enhance Client Buy in and Upgrade Treatment Outcomes - Kelly O'Horo