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Brenda Newell, LICSW

(425) 280-6508

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Sometimes the challenges and problems we face in life are momentary and brief, other times they seem to linger for longer periods of time. It is during these times that we may need support to help guide us through this phase of our journey.

I believe that therapy can help you regain a sense of balance, harmony and peace in your life as long there is a commitment to your own self and your journey that leads to learning, growth and change. Therapy is about learning to live with your specific challenges, and releasing the control they may have on your life. Therapy provides the support and guidance for increasing self-awareness helping us to understand our individual responses and choices. I am committed to working with you to help define your individual path of growth, change, empowerment and solutions.

These words by Mark Nepo, in conversation with Oprah during Super Soul Sunday communicate an important message that I feel is critical for every human being to hear and embrace.

"Every single Being has an amazing, unfathomable gift that only, meeting life head on will reveal. And we can't do it alone so that is why we need each other. We need each other to discover our gift, to believe in the gift and then, to learn how to use it."

My intention, through my counseling practice, is to support each person to understand their own unique gifts and their purpose on this planet. With that comes a knowing that each person has a purpose that only they can fulfill and the desire to move into their own journey of healing and wholeness.

During our time together in counseling we will discuss your needs and goals and what will best serve you. Together we will create a plan to guide us on your path of healing and wholeness.

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW #00005100 – Washington) with a private practice in both Monroe and Silverdale, Washington. I also provide trainings and consultations statewide and nationally.

I provide counseling services for individuals, couples and families facing a variety of challenges. I also provide consultation services for schools, organizations and businesses. I also provide supervision for individuals with their MSW seeking to become licensed in the state of Washington. Areas of expertise include:


My therapeutic approach is respectful, compassionate and educational. I work to establish a partnership with you in your journey of growth and healing.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment or would like more information, contact me by phone at (425) 280-6508 or email me at and we can discuss how I might be able to help you.

General Counseling

I work with children, adolescents and adults of all backgrounds who are looking for ways to improve their mental and emotional well-being.

Whether you are trying to determine how to lower your stress levels, improve your relationships, or deal with trauma, it is important for you to find a therapist who can help guide you through the process in a supportive way.

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LGBT*Q+ Counseling

I specialize in serving individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning+ or individuals who are seeking support to understand their own sexual orientation and gender identity. I am available to offer counseling support for individuals addressing the process of transitioning. In addition I offer counseling support to family and friends seeking a greater awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Equine/Animal Therapy

Animals are able to create an emotional connection that facilitates life changing experiences of increased awareness, development of new knowledge and skills and immense healing. Equine/Animal Assisted Therapeutic Interventions is effective in treating numerous issues, ranging from behavioral issues and post traumatic stress disorders to life transitions and more.

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Education and Consulting

I provide consultation and training for schools, organizations and businesses seeking to create greater understanding of the LGBT*Q+ community and to increase their cultural awareness and respect with serving this population.

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MSW Licensing Supervision

I provide supervision for individuals who have their MSW and are working to become licensed in the state of Washington. Individual and group supervision is available in Monroe, Everett and Silverdale.

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ROOTS is pioneering a psychosocial interspecies movement, integrating contemporary neuroscience, ethology, ecology and psychology to expand our understanding of the consequences and benefits of human interactions other species.

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