Brenda is a 1999 University of North Dakota graduate with a master’s degree in clinical social work. Since that time, she’s provided services in the Dickinson area with focus in social services, school social work and mental health counseling.
In 2010, Brenda and her husband Jared Erie opened Therapy Solutions. Currently, she is a licensed independent clinical social worker with a primary mental health counseling focus.
Brenda’s specialties/areas of expertise:
- Couples counseling
- Anger management
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Faith based counseling
- Trauma therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Why did we open Therapy Solutions?
Jared and I were both working for other great companies however, we both had a desire to do things a little different. Incorporating our faith into the practice was a priority. We also sought to create a family-based, light-hearted, environment for our staff, and wanted our company to become invested in the community.
Having the flexibility to design our company how we wanted was incredibly appealing. Personally, I was excited to start working with clients individually. There is often so much despair in people’s lives, and I was eager to help people turn from that despair and embrace hope in their lives. The ability to be part of a client’s process of gaining inner peace through counseling is extremely rewarding.
A client’s new hope and inner peace affect not only them in a positive way but those around them as well, creating a positive ripple effect. Jared and I are committed to helping people Take Their Life Back, though at times we may just be a stepping stone to that journey.