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Brena Lever, LICSW, MSW:
Brena Lever is a Licensed Independent
Clinical Social Worker (#LW00007098) and a Certified EMDR* Therapist and a Certified Brainspotting Therapist. She received her Masters of Social Work, with a specialization in Occupational Social Work, from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She has worked in many settings, including forensic, emergency medicine, Employee Assistance Programs and international adoption. In these positions, she has worked as both a clinician and a consultant. As a Certified EMDR practitioner, Brena combines this advanced therapy model with more traditional models, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), allowing her to design a treatment plan that best fits the individual needs of each client. Her treatment model emphasizes setting goals and developing strategies to attain them. Brena’s additional training has included the following: Brainspotting, Lifespan Integration, Imaginal Nurturing, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Management, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Professional in Human Resources Certification.
Brena is proud to be working with EMDR HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Program), a nonprofit organization which can be described as the mental health equivalent of Doctors Without Borders. HAP is a global network of clinicians who travel anywhere there is a need to stop suffering and prevent the after-effects of trauma and violence.
Brena also works with the Soldiers Project Northwest, an organization of licensed mental health professionals who offer free psychological treatment to military service members and their loved ones (active duty, National Guard, Reserves and veterans) who have served or who expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Brena Lever founded In-Sight in 2001 after recognizing a need for effective, solution based psychotherapy. By offering appointments not only at her office, but also at alternate locations, she makes her work available for those with limited mobility. She also believes that there is value in therapeutic phone and internet interventions.