About Me

I’ve been a psychotherapist for more than twelve years. My MSW is from Syracuse University and I hold the LCSW-R (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) credential in New York State.   I’ve also lived abroad – Germany, Switzerland and Nigeria – totaling more than nine years and find this experience invaluable in working with a wide variety of persons.

I work with persons who experience anxiety, depression, grief, burnout or symptoms from the effects of trauma. I’m skilled in working with people facing the loss of their religious beliefs or troubling existential questions.  My goal is always to help a client trust and use their resiliency, strengths, and skills to work through and find meaning and hope in difficult situations.

As a writer, I’ve authored articles on a variety of issues related to parenthood, cross-cultural living and embracing the gifts of everyday life.  I continue to grow and learn professionally.  I regularly consult with other professionals in order to do my best work possible.

I am a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW).

Phone or text:  (315) 870-0154

Email:  brenda@hartmansouder.com