Brenda Byrne


I help women with depression, anxiety, make changes for a better life. Do you swim upstream all the time? I can help you. You're worth it.

Counselor in Rockford, IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Are you feeling sad a lot, or anxious? Struggling with what to do next? Do you put on a bright face, in spite of feeling like crying on the inside? Maybe others don't know about your sad or anxious feelings, because appearing strong is important to you. They look to you to hold things together. I create a safe place, we can talk about anything; it's OK. You may have had a nagging unhappiness for a long time. Finding emotional health/balance; together we'll figure it out. You're a priority.

My Background and Approach

The oxygen mask drops down and you put yours on first - before you help others. Let's talk about what is really happening. I have been working to empower women for decades, in a culture that assumes we always "do" for others. I am passionate about helping women find emotional physical/health, balance, and loving relationships. Having help along the way makes a big difference. We will start with what is "Most Immediate" and work from there. It is the counselor-client relationship that makes a big difference, even more than helpful information. Change is always hard, I have wonderful resources, and would love to share these with you! I teach mindfulness and breathing practices when it is helpful. I use the Enneagram when helpful (9 personality types - for something so ancient, it is surprisingly practical). I am a clinically licensed counselor with 13 years experience (Illinois).

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am feminist, in a non-traditional relationship, and have enjoyed empowering women for decades. I I practice with a Buddhist community weekly, and work with Christians in the church, as well. I teach the Enneagram to groups for growth and enlightenment. I am in a non-traditional partnership and have grown children.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $45 - 95/session


8155011785 Email Brenda
6072 Brynwood Dr
Rockford, IL 61114
120 S Church St
Dakota, IL 61018

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