Brenda Stephens

CEO & Owner

LPCC – CA 4366
LMHC – FL MH20382
LMHC – NY 012636-01
LPC – WI 4234-125
LPC – WY 2251
LCMHC – VT 068.0135885

Brenda Stephens is an esteemed Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor acclaimed for her work with survivors of trauma, including those who have suffered narcissistic abuse. Her specialized expertise also extends to providing therapeutic support for veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families. Brenda’s distinguished academic background includes graduating with top honors from the University of Wisconsin system.

In her role as the leader of Stephens Therapy Associates based in Southern California, Brenda concentrates on delivering effective mental health care using EMDR, IFS, and somatic-based and polyvagal-informed therapies. Her practice and accompanying coaching endeavor, The Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Center, is designed to serve survivors of narcissistic abuse both locally and globally, offering an array of therapeutic and coaching services.

Her dedication to the field is further exemplified by her published works, “Recovering From Narcissistic Mothers: A Daughter’s Guide” and “The Narcissism Recovery Workbook: Healing from Emotional Abuse,” which provide insightful guidance for individuals on their recovery path. She is also actively contributing to the professional community by equipping other therapists with the necessary skills to support clients affected by narcissistic behaviors through training and coaching.

Brenda’s influence and thought leadership in understanding and treating narcissistic abuse are recognized through her participation in prominent conferences, her insights shared on podcasts, and her contribution to a documentary on Covert Narcissism. Her multifaceted licensure across various states and her global reach testify to her commitment to advancing the recovery of those impacted by trauma and abuse.

Brenda Stephens, LPCC, LMHC, LPC, LCMHC


  • Narcissistic Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Addiction

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorders