She was born in Lacombe, Alberta in 1968.
Soon after her family moved to Saskatoon to open a pizza restaurant called Toms House of Pizza and then a floor covering store called United Carpet.
She graduated with her psychology degree from the University of Saskatchwan and a Social Work Degree from the University of Regina and the University of Waterloo. She completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology from Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington and the University of Denver in Colorado. Brenda also has a MBA (CED) Masters in Business Administration in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton Nova Scotia.
Brenda Continues to enjoy many recreational activities including traveling, cycling, hiking, fishing and alpine skiing. She is a mother of two, a boy 19 who is attending U of S (Engineering) and a daughter 17 whose passion is Equestrian Riding.
People often ask why the dual careers and in two provinces. In 1998, she met her husband who is a scientist from the Netherlands and living in Saskatoon was more feasible for his career as scientist/ and a microbiologist. She thought she could easily register as a psychologist in this province. She didin’t qualify under the Mutual Recognition Agreement because she hadn’t worked 5 years in Alberta at the time she applied. She didn’t qualify under Grandfathering of the masters level psychologists when Saskatchewan opened the doors to masters level counsellors in 2003 because she hadn’t worked in Saskatchewan for five year either.
After multiples attempts and appeals, Brenda continues to reapply every five years. Her next application will be in 2020. She has never had a complaint to any professional association in 20 years of practice and has a completely clear license in both provinces for Social Work in Saskatchewan and Psychology in Alberta.
Brenda offers counselling psychotherapy and mediation for individuals, couples and families with a specialization in PTSD and Trauma.
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