Testimonials

Dear Brena, 
You saw me for PTSD connected to my childhood and my time in the armed services last fall. I wanted to write and tell you what a marvelous effect you have had on my life. It wasn't all obvious right away, but as I continue to heal it's becoming really clear how amazing your work was. I have stopped thinking about the military; more importantly, I have stopped fantasizing about it, imagining myself back in the service and desperately trying to rewrite history, which had me stuck.

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I almost never think about it at all any more, even if I'm reminded that I served. I have no more bad thoughts, no bad dreams - in fact no dreams at all - about that time. And I don't think about my childhood either; and recently, on receiving an ugly communication from my mother, I stood up to her calmly and respectfully and put an end to the issue without in any way trying to please her - a miracle! I am growing much closer to my brother and sister-in-law in a healthy, non-people-pleasing way. I am solidly non-suicidal for what I believe is the long haul; the first time in my adult life I have not been suicidal. I am turning fifty in July, and I'm really looking forward to it. So much has changed for the better since seeing you, and I am so incredibly grateful to you.

-Retired military

Brena at In-Sight is just as she presents on her website, clear, solution focused and a consummate professional therapist. As someone who believes in regular visits to a therapist for a lifelong learning journey, I've had more than my share of experience with therapists and I can wholeheartedly say that she's one of the best I've ever seen.

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In just a few short visits, we got to the root of the issue I was experiencing, brought in family members who were part of the issue, worked through it and was on my way down the path of life.

Years later, I can say that the concepts we worked on and the knowledge she helped me find still not only rings true, but it helps me every day.

I have also recommended Brena to other friends and their experiences have been consistently positive as well.

She offers a wide range of services including EMDR and CBT, her office is relaxing and welcoming and her skill level at everything she offers is clearly top notch.

-Yelp review

I can't say enough good things about Brena and EMDR without writing a page or two! EMDR is amazing stuff!!

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After going through years of talk therapy, I have found that both Brena and EMDR get to the root of the problem more quickly and completely, processing the trauma in a session or two rather than months or years or never. I began seeing Brena for my fear of heights and found that EMDR worked for that and much, much more. EMDR is truly awesome! I believe so strongly in Brena and EMDR that I refer her services to others regularly. -Accupuncturist

Brena is very skilled at what she does.

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As a fellow EMDR and Brainspotting practitioner, I know what it takes to make it good, and she's got it. I would recommend her for clearing trauma any day.
-psychotherapist

I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your guidance and help with EMDR to overcome my fears.

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I gave my first presentation last night and I did it without getting stuck and crying.What a great feeling that is to accomplish that after 20 years of struggle!  I am so thankful for EMDR!  You’re an awesome therapist who will be getting lots of referrals from me.
-business owner

I went to Brena with some long-standing post-traumatic stress and grief issues that had been haunting me and impacting my self-esteem and overall mental well-being for over ten years.

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The combination of EMDR and Brena's insightful support allowed me to "process" and release the emotional burden I was carrying and reframe the past in a way that allowed me to open up to the present and restore hope for the future. In addition, I came away with techniques for dealing positively with events or emotions that in the past I would have suppressed or been overwhelmed by. This therapy "sticks"!   
-I. T. professional

I’ve been in talk therapy for a couple of years, and am pleased with the results even after my first EMDR session.

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It is really a way to make measurable change in your life. I highly recommend it.
-business owner

EMDR is the fastest way to get rid of a phobia, break a bad pattern or enhance your performance.

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And Brena is the best at it. I don't know how she does it, but blocks and barriers just go away. I send clients and colleagues to her all the time. She really does great work! -financial services

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