Brenda Stewart, D.Min.

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

(408) 486-9527
Supervisor, Ann Arnold, MFT
Marriage Family Therapist, MFC 41895

Education:
Doctor of Ministry: Gordon Conwell Seminary, Charlotte North Carolina
Masters of Arts in Ministry: Corbin Graduate School, Salem, Oregon
Masters of Divinity: Tozer Seminary, Redding California
Master of Arts in Counseling, LPCC, and MFT: Concordia University Irvine, Townsend Institute. Irvine, California (In progress)

Areas of Focus:
Psychodynamic Therapy
Emotional Focused Therapy
Object Relations
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Spiritual Formation
Women
Teens
Young Adults
Anxiety
Depression
Family of Origin
Life Transitions
Couples
Couples in Full-time Ministry
Mid-Life Transitions
Parenting Children and Teens

Memberships & Certifications:
American Association of Christian Counselors
Certified Christian Life Coach, Leader Breakthrough, Redding, California

Brenda Stewart is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee, and a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee who is completing her Master’s degree at Concordia University, Irvine at the Townsend Institute. She also completed her Doctor of Ministry in Redemptive Organizational Leadership at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Brenda has a passion for marriage and family health, blended families, parenting children and teens, and young adults and spiritual formation.  She has raised four children of her own with her husband and understands family systems.

Her desire is to help others who are experiencing grief and loss, anxiety, depression, marriage and relationship problems, divorce, life transitions, career transitions and leadership challenges.  She specializes in spiritual formation and integration of the whole person: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.

She also has a special place in her heart for Christian ministry leadership since she has been a pastor’s wife for 32 years with extensive Christian ministry experience and has been a licensed pastor herself for six years.  She understands the pressure, isolation, and stress of ministry.