Brenda Lydic is the Director of Adult and Children’s Outpatient Programs at WestCare Gulf coast Florida, a nonprofit organization offering substance abuse and prevention treatment programs for adults and youth, veterans, and the homeless. Prior to joining WestCare in 2015, she served as a Director/Supervisor for Directions for Mental Health, Inc. serving both adult and children clients with mental health issues resulting from assault and abuse, homelessness, substance use, criminal justice, and HIV/AIDS. With more than 22 years of experience in family and child counseling, Brenda is a seasoned expert at navigating the complex waters of substance abuse and mental health issues, and specializes in trauma, crisis and substance abuse cases.
Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Community Mental Health and Social Work from the State University of New York Empire State College, Brenda completed her Masters in License Mental Health therapy from Argosy University of Sarasota and is currently completing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialty in Trauma and Crisis from Walden University.
Brenda conducts the Assisted Living Facilities Limited License Mental Health Training for the Central Florida Behavior Health Network. She is driven by a passion to provide support and help to families with children, and finds great reward in equipping her clients so they can achieve greater success in their personal and professional life. She resides in Odessa, Florida, and is a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota the international Honor Society. Outside of work, Brenda enjoys traveling, writing, photography and painting.
International Society of Female Professionals Member Brenda Lydic, PhD Candidate can be found on the Association Directory, where she is looking forward to networking with you.