Our Therapists - Brenda G. Forte, LCSW, CAS


Brenda Forte is a founding partner of The Institute for Change. She received her Masterís in Social Work from Rutgers University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has had her own practice in Morristown since 1991.

Brenda has worked extensively helping individuals and their family members with addiction issues. She worked with Dr. Janet Woititz, researcher, author and one of the original creators of the Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) movement.

Brenda is trained and certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) an innovative treatment method used to help individuals with trauma, loss and grief. She also uses EMDR to treat a variety of other problems including compulsive behaviors (such as food binging, compulsive shopping, etc.) and anxiety disorders, including phobias (such as fear of flying, test anxiety). Brenda is also trained in the Hakomi Method, a mind/body psychotherapy that incorporates mindfulness. She also has expertise with gay and lesbian issues.

It takes great courage to begin the process of therapy in order to create change. Brenda brings a compassionate, holistic and professional approach to her work, while creating a safe, supportive and respectful environment. Brenda views therapy as a partnership where there is a joint effort to work together in order to reach your goals.