Master of Arts in Counseling, LPCC, MFT: Concordia University Irvine, John Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling
Master of Arts in Ministry: Corbon University, Salem, Oregon
Master of Divinity Tozer Seminary, Redding California
Doctor of Ministry, Gordon Conwell Seminary, Charlotte North Carolina
Areas of Focus:
Anxiety and Depression
Blended Family-Recognized Smart Stepfamily Therapist
Family of Origin
Women Specific Issues
Mid-life Crisis/Empty Nest
Memberships & Certifications:
CAMFT-California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Leader Breakthru Christian Life and Leadership Coaching
Homeword Ministries- leader/teacher
Gottman Marriage Therapy Level 1
Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Certified
Certified Smart Step Family Therapist
Brenda Stewart is an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 30+ years of pastoral counseling.
Brenda received a master’s degree in Counseling at Concordia University, Irvine at the Townsend Institute. She also completed a master’s degree in ministry at Corbon Graduate School in Salem, Oregon, her master’s in Divinity at Tozer Seminary in Redding California and a Doctor of Ministry in Redemptive Organizational Leadership at Gordon Conwell Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Combining her education and life experience, she offers a unique blend of high-quality professional counseling integrated with faith-based principles. She uses this approach to improve the spiritual, emotional and psychological wellbeing of her clients and to facilitate genuine and healthy interactions with the clients relationships and life challenges.
Brenda has a passion for marriage and family health, blended families, parenting children and teens, and young adults. Brenda has been married for 30+ years and he has raised four children of her own with her husband and understands family systems.
She also has a special affinity for church staff and ministry leaders since she has been a pastor’s wife for 30+ years with extensive Christian ministry experience and has been a licensed pastor herself for eight years. She understands the pressure, isolation, and stress of ministry that ministry leaders experience and is certified in leadership coaching.
If you are experiencing marriage and relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, career transitions and leadership challenges, she would love to walk beside you and help in these areas. She specializes in spiritual direction and integration of the whole person: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.