Marlene Brenzil, BASc, BSW, MSW, RSW

(She/her)

About Me

I am a mother, wife, animal lover, and helping professional. I am lucky to reside in the beautiful Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan. My greatest joys are being with my family, spending time outside, and snuggling my animals. I am thankful to have been able to support adults, children, youth and their families, for the past 18 years. Currently I work as a clinical oncology social worker where I get to journey with individuals, and their love ones, who are dealing with having a cancer diagnosis. As part of this work I also offer Dignity Therapy, facilitate groups, and participate in, and train around, Serious Illness Conversations. My previous work with Child and Youth Services surrounded providing support to children/youth and their families. My experience includes individual counselling to youth and their parents around various mental health issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation and psychosis. I also provided group facilitation rregarding parenting, anxiety and depression. Since taking the EMDR training I believe I have found my niche. I strongly believe in this approach to helping individuals who are held back in experiencing life due to past traumas, anxiety, depression or other mood disorders. Thus, as I venture into private practice, this will be my main focus. Education & Training: Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina; Bachelor of Applied Science in Child and Family Studies from the University of Guelph. Basic EMDR training; CBT; Motivational Interviewing; ASSIST; Early Psychosis Intervention; Dignity Therapy; LEAP (Palliative); Serious Illness Conversation trainer/facilitator.

Education & Experience

Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina; Bachelor of Applied Science in Child and Family Studies from the University of Guelph. Basic EMDR training; CBT; Motivational Interviewing; ASSIST; Early Psychosis Intervention; Dignity Therapy; LEAP (Palliative); Serious Illness Conversation trainer/facilitator.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDRIA, EMDR Canada, SASW

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Self-Harm
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Does Not Accept Insurance