In 1994, Dr. Weaver earned her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Continuing at Wayne State University she graduated a year later with a Masters of Social Work degree. In 2007, Dr. Weaver graduated with a Ph.D. in Human Services, with a concentration in Management of Nonprofit, from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
After graduating with her Master of Social Work degree she began working for a large residential treatment facility wherein she was a therapist for incarcerated adolescent females. Three and half years later Dr. Weaver began working at an outpatient clinic serving children, adolescents and adults. It was only after two and half years that she was asked to join a dynamic new male residential treatment facility. She served as the Program Manager and later Program Director for a total of seven years. Dr. Weaver believes it was her calling to move south and continue to serve those who were in need.
Dr. Weaver understands the needs of those who are struggling with depression, anxiety and life's adjustments. Her passion is to help all those that seek it. She has a special desire to help children, adolescents, adults and at-risk families restore their relationships and bring peace back into their homes. You can read more about Dr. Weaver's God-vision and the new children's home in Cumberland County at www.jonahsjoy.org.
Brenda graduated in 1999 with an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. In 2005 she received her Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations. With a passion to work with the at-risk population she began attending Capella University in 2015 to earn her Master of Social Work Degree in September of 2019.
Brenda enjoys working with anyone that has a desire to make positive changes in their lives. She has experience in working with trauma, substance abuse, affective disorders, anger management, relational counseling, adolescent issues, and working with the at-risk population.
Brenda has experience in a level 3 residential facility for children with behavioral and mental health issues, and worked as a case manager for children that were in state custody or avoiding states custody. In 2009 she became a Life Skills facilitator for adolescents, addressing alcohol and drug issues, as well as, behavioral issues at school. She has taught parenting classes, grief classes for children and youth, Stewards of Children (a childhood sexual abuse prevention program for adults and community members), sexual abuse prevention in schools (K-5th) and an Alcohol and Drug prevention class for adolescents. In 2012 she became a Correctional Counselor and has worked with young adult offenders aged 18-24, and with women of varying ages, teaching Cognitive Behavior Intensive Programming.
God put a desire in Brenda’s heart for adolescents, at-risk families and the hurting. She believes that change begins with taking one step at a time and learning to consistently move forward.