Licensed Psychological Associate
Brenda Morris-Huntoon works at Mandala House as a Licensed Psychological Associate. Prior to pursuing a degree in psychology, Brenda ran a dental practice for thirty years. Over time, she realized that a good portion of her work involved recognizing and tending to the psychological and emotional needs of her patients. In 2011, Brenda realized her desire to work more fully in this domain and initiated her graduate training at Spalding University. In 2014, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.
Through her graduate training experiences, she had the opportunity to work with children and adults who were struggling with a variety of mental health issues ranging from mild to severe. Some of Brenda’s speciality interests include health psychology, eating disorders, and gender identity.
Brenda believes education is a lifelong process and she continues to learn through evaluation of research, collaboration with colleagues, and frequent participation in workshops and trainings. She is also a member of the Kentucky Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.
In addition to her professional activities, Brenda is an avid volunteer spanning many years. Since 2006 she volunteered for SPAVA (The Society for Prevention of Aggressiveness and Violence among Adolescents) and is currently a member of the board. Her roles for SPAVA include teaching the program for JCPS, training facilitators, and working with female residents at the Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center. Brenda also volunteers for Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties) to counsel individuals contemplating suicide and to assist in finding resources for those seeking help with addiction.
As a psychotherapist, Brenda forms a collaborative relationship with clients empowering them to make their own choices. She views her role as one of support and guidance to facilitate client self-exploration, recognition of values, and goal-setting.
* Brenda Morris-Huntoon is licensed with the KY State Board of Examiners of Psychology as a Licensed Psychological Associate under the Supervision of Dr. Jacquelyn Gilles