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Brenda Arellano, M.S., L.P.A., is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Psychological Associate. At Be Well Kentucky, Brenda specializes in providing empirically-supported treatment for individuals of all ages suffering from OCD and anxiety.
Brenda also treats individuals suffering from eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trichotillomania, excoriation and behavioral difficulties. As a fluent native Spanish-speaker, Brenda provides therapy in both English and Spanish. She is trained in delivering various empirically supported interventions, including Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Interventions. Her training in various therapeutic approaches allows Brenda to adapt the therapeutic experience to best fit the needs, strengths and goals of her clients.
She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2017 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. In addition to her clinical training, Brenda was involved in various research projects during her time at the University of Louisville. She has shared her research on child anxiety and the intersection of culture and mental health at national conferences as well as in peer-reviewed articles.
Outside the therapy room, Brenda enjoys advancing psychological science. She is passionate about providing outreach in underserved communities. Brenda is embedded in the psychological community and has been invited to speak on topics related to mental health, OCD treatment and child treatment, as well as asked to review research articles for publication, and has been published in the Courier Journal. Brenda serves as the at-large representative on the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA) board of directors, and is an active member of the KPA continuing education committee.
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