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Brenda Arellano, M.S., L.P.A.

Licensed Psychological Associate

BRENDA ARELLANO, M.S., L.P.A.

Licensed Psychological Associate

Brenda Arellano, M.S., L.P.A.,  is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Psychological Associate. At the Louisville Center for Eating Disorders, Brenda specializes in providing empirically-supported treatment for individuals of all ages.

Brenda also treats individuals suffering from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trichotillomania, excoriation and behavioral difficulties. As a fluent native Spanish-speaker, Brenda provides therapy in both English and Spanish. She is trained in delivering various empirically supported interventions, including Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Interventions. Her training in various therapeutic approaches allows Brenda to adapt the therapeutic experience to best fit the needs, strengths and goals of her clients.

She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2017 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. In addition to her clinical training, Brenda was involved in various research projects during her time at the University of Louisville. She shared her research on child anxiety and the intersection of culture and mental health at national conferences as well as peer-reviewed articles.

Outside the therapy room, Brenda enjoys advancing psychological science. She is passionate about providing outreach in underserved communities. Brenda is embedded in the psychological community and has been invited to speak on topics related to mental health, OCD treatment and child treatment, as well as invited to review research articles for publication. Brenda serves as the at-large representative on the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) board of directors, and is an active member of the KPA continuing education committee. Brenda also enjoys spending time hiking, knitting, and spending time with friends, family and her Chihuahua, Chispita.

Brenda Arellano, M.S., L.P.A.,  es una Licenciada en Psicología. Brenda especializa en el tratamiento de TOC en personas de cualquier edad. Brenda también ayuda a personas sufriendo de trastornos alimenticios, ansiedad, depresión, trastorno de arrancarse el pelo o pellizcarse la piel, y problemas de conducta. Ella a entrenado en varias terapias apoyadas por ciencia, incluyendo Exposición y Prevención de Respuesta, Terapia Cognitiva Conductual, Terapia Conductual e intervenciones basadas en mindfulness (atención plena). El conocimiento que Brenda tiene de varias terapias le permite adaptar sus técnicas en base a las necesidades, metas y fortalezas de cada persona.

Brenda recibió su Maestría en Psicología Clínica en la Universidad de Louisville en el 2017. Durante su estadía en la Universidad de Louisville, Brenda recibió entrenamiento en las terapias mas efectivas. Brenda también participo en varias investigaciones científicas. Brenda compartió sus investigaciones sobre cultura y ansiedad en niños en conferencias y artículos científicos.

Fuera de la oficina, Brenda disfruta avanzar las ciencias psicológicas ofreciendo talleres en la comunidad. Brenda es una parte esencial de la comunidad psicológica en Kentucky y es la representativa general en la junta directiva de la Asociación de Psicología de Kentucky y también es miembro activo en la comité de aprendizaje continuo. Brenda disfruta caminar afuera, tejer y pasar tiempo con familia, amigos y su Chihuahua, Chispita.

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