I am a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and a  licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) providing therapy from a Christian perspective, however, I will respect your right to a secular approach.  In private practice for 10 years, I specialize in  individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, sex addiction therapy and group therapy.  I currently conduct a group for wives of sex addicts.


I have post-graduate training from the Institute of Sexual Wholeness at Richmont
Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia where I earned a certification in Sex Therapy.
I hold a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.
         I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carlow
University, Pittsburgh, PA

I have specialized training in:

* Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
* Trauma Resolution Therapy (TRT)
* Sex Therapy/Sex Addiction
* Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
* Step Family Therapy
* Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
* Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
* Comprehensive Energy Psychology (Level 1)
* Emotion Free Therapy (EFT)
* Mindfulness
* Hypnotherapy
* Progressive Relaxation
(Go to the next page for a detailed explanation of these therapy approaches.)

In addition to my specialized training, I use a psycho-educational - client-centered approach to treat a wide range of conditions including:

            Marital and relationship conflictsTrauma Resolution
            Divorce Recovery        Grieving Process
  Codependency Issues                            Communication Skills
  Family of Origin Issues        Depression and Suicidal Feelings
            Emotional Abuse              Self- Esteem & Self-Image Problems
            Sexual Addiction/Pornography    Partners of Sexual Addicts

I am also a group therapy specialist and have conducted groups for verbal and emotionl abuse, depression, codependency, trauma resolution and for partners of sexual addicts.
My Qualifications                                                                    Brenckle Counseling Services
  Kathleen A. Brenckle, LCSW