I have graduated from West Chester University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus on family counseling. Before coming to West Chester, I studied for three years at Temple University.
While in Philadelphia, I served as the Coordinator for the Inter-Faith Social Change Movement (IFSCM), a program designated to help the disadvantaged youth to find their voice. As part of the IFSCM I worked with schools in the district to create programs benefitting students. The time I spend with this organization taught me so much about the family dynamic. Between working with principals, parents and children, I have a better understanding of the impact family struggles have on children’s growth.
Since the Spring of 2016 I have worked with Counseling Services of Southeastern Pennsylvania (CSSEPA). I am the Lead Monitor for this program and another court mandated supervised custody program, the West Chester Child Access Center (WCCAC). I have been trained by the Child Access Center.
I am honored to have a role in strengthening the core of a family. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the love in parents and children as they work to maintain and strengthen their relationships.
Brenda Carroll Grable, MSW, LBS
Masters Level Monitor
My name is Brenda Carroll Grable, a Licensed Behavior Specialist and Mobile Therapist with a local Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Agency in Exton, Pennsylvania. I have over 10 years of mental health experience. I am a dedicated and seasoned therapist who has much to offer in terms of knowledge, experience, empathy, and enthusiasm with the ability to bring high professional standards to the workplace with proven work ethics, awards, and leadership skills.
I possess two Master’s degrees. The first degree is a Master of Social Work specializing in child and family therapy, obtained at West Chester University in 2008. My second degree is a Master of Science, specializing in administration of justice and security from the University of Phoenix.
I have extensive background and experience working with various populations and mental health disorders which includes: Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury, Geriatrics, High Conflict Divorce Cases and Early Childhood Education. My experience includes working in an office setting, a residential facility and providing in-home services. My current practice includes: working with children and their families. My specialties include but are not limited to working with clients on the autism spectrum, mild depression, oppositional defiant disorder, high conflict divorce/separations and attachment disorder. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child and Family Strength Based therapy. My focus is to meet clients and their families where they are while building on strengths and relationships. I am comfortable with collaborating and networking with families and working with agencies to provide the necessary resources to help their needs.
My goal is to work in an environment that maximizes my skills and talents and to be a part of an organization that allows my passion to be a part of my body of work and to become part of a company that encourages both individual and team growth.
Clinically my experience includes working at Child and Adolescent Counseling Services of Southeastern Pa, Rick Van Story Resource Center Outreach Program, Malvern Institute and Brandywine Counseling, Inc. My duties included engaging individuals struggling with homelessness with addiction and mental heath issues. I also assisted them in accessing health, housing and social services. At the Malvern Institute I had direct contact with residents and families, worked with insurance carriers, completed patient assessments and coordinated intakes. While here I was promoted and worked with the residential care program. Finally, I have experience counseling adults with substance abuse and co-occurring conditions. I provided individual counseling and group counseling. As part of my work with Brandywine Counseling, Inc., I helped to develop the needle exchange program in Delaware. I am Certified to test and Council in Delaware for HIV.
Certified for HIV Counseling and Testing
Certified Standard First Aid Training
Creative and Innovative Team building skills and strong supervision, organizational and oral communication skills.
Culture Diversity Competency
1994-1996 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, program for Urban Development
1985 Henry Sibley High School, West St. Paul, MN, Diploma