Working with patients in their first week of treatment, Brenda takes pride in what she and the weekend team do to help them during that crucial time. She has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 1991, and a Licensed Vocational Nurse since 1984. Brenda earned a B.A. with honors in psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Texas Woman's University. She was a licensed probation officer and worked in a state jail as a Certified Therapeutic Community Counselor before joining La Hacienda in 2014.