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Nice to meet you, I’m Stefanie.

I earned a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville and am a Clinical Social Work Associate in the State of Oregon. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I feel privileged to help people with their own personal journeys.

My background is in trauma-informed care. I am emphatically client led, as I feel deep down we all truly know what is best for ourselves. I use my training to assist clients to find their own answers. My passion is to work with clients processing trauma and assisting people through PTSD. I also enjoy supporting my clients through depression, anxiety, and life changes. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. I have also worked with military families and understand this unique dynamic. I support all genders and sexual orientations.  

Stefanie Brennen (she/her), MSW

Some fun things about me:​

  • Movie(s) I love: The Divergent Series and Romeo & Juliet

  • Favorite food to eat out: Thai and Sushi

  • Favorite food to cook: I’d rather be fed please, though I bake an amazing red velvet cake and vegan pumpkin cookies

  • Favorite thing to do in Bend: Outside adventuring

  • Hobby(ies): alpine ski, xc ski, snowshoe, mountain bike, paddling, gym time, hiking, art, and learning

  • Dream destination: Palau

  • Favorite quote or personal motto: “You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” – Brene Brown and “All good things are wild and free.” - Henry David Thoreau

  • Favorite weekend destination: Hot springs resort with a cabin

  • Three words that describe me: kind, curious, and creative

  • Number one bucket list item: Swimming in Jellyfish Lake in aforementioned Palau

  • On a day with no obligations, I will be: Either adventuring in nature or in a onesie on the couch binge watching Netflix

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Contact us today and let’s get to work.