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Hi, I'm Brenda.

I empower your healing and self-acceptance journey through the compassionate practice of therapy.

Brenda Abrahamson, Psychotherapist, Blake Psychology

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Ms Brenda Abrahamson, MA

Psychotherapist

Clientele

Children, Teens, Adults

English

Registered Psychotherapist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, OPQ# 61033-14

Hi, my name is Brenda. I’m a Psychotherapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist and often work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and difficulties in interpersonal relationships.

I’m from the United States and received my Masters in Art Therapy from New York University. I started my career and worked for many years in New York City’s public school system with children, teenagers and families who experienced, witnessed and were impacted by the events of 9/11. This work continued years later, serving at-risk and underserved populations. I also worked within a supervisory role, providing supervision to graduate level art therapy students. When I moved to Montreal, I obtained my psychotherapy license and have worked in private practice for over ten years here.

I approach clients with empathy, providing a safe space and working from a trauma-informed lens. Sessions may involve the unique process of incorporating creativity and art-making in the therapy experience, if the client is interested. The process of creating art may be used to help alleviate the pressures of verbalizing difficult content and process thoughts or feelings that the client is not yet able to understand or put into words.

I’ve worked with diverse populations of people who have been through unique and difficult circumstances and I have been witness to both their struggles and resilience. I look forward to helping more.

— Brenda Abrahamson

Trained in Scientifically-Based Treatment Approaches

10+ years of professional experience

University-Level Training in Psychology

Psychotherapy permit from l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec

Board Certified and Registered Art Therapist

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York state

Masters in Art Therapy from New York University

Bachelors degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice