Brenda Beardsley is a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist specializing in treating sex addiction, love addiction and providing support to partner’s of sex addicts. With over 10 years of experience, Ms. Beardsley has worked alongside top professionals in the field of psychology. She completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship and worked as a Primary Therapist at Del Amo Hospital’s Sexual Recovery Program and National Treatment Center for Trauma and Eating Disorders. Her specialties include working with both men and women who suffer from sex and love addition, body image issues, unresolved trauma, dissociation, and disordered eating patterns.
Prior to joining the team at Center for Healthy Sex, Ms. Beardsley held the position of Clinical Director for the first Partial Day Program and Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Center in Santa Monica, California. There, she designed and implemented a dynamic, results-oriented program focusing on individualized treatment, co-occurring disorders and the importance of relapse prevention for continued recovery.
Brenda graduated Phi Kappa Phi from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI., and went on to complete her Masters of Arts Degree at Chapman University, Orange, CA. Her passion for learning led her to study abroad in Europe, where she attended the University of London, Bedford College, Regent’s Park, London. Currently, Brenda is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpenteria, CA. Her professional affiliations and certifications include: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D). LMFT #45905