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Meet Your Parenting Expert


Brenda Marwede is the founder of Professional Parenting Solutions and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Brenda earned her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity University in Deerfield, Illinois in 1997 with her master's thesis on discipline.  Brenda also holds a double-major bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biology from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois.  She possesses Family and Marriage, Anger Management, Crisis Intervention and Child Counseling experience.  Brenda holds the certification to teach S.T.E.P. parenting classes, has also been certified in Theraplay©, and has worked with a broad spectrum of children, including those with ADHD, conduct disorder, oppositional disorder, PTSD and depression.  


Brenda is married and is blessed with 3 loving, happy children.  Brenda created Professional Parenting Solutions to reach parents looking for immediate solutions to their parenting concerns.  PPS believes that no two parenting situations are exactly alike.  This is why, at PPS, our coaches work alongside parents to tailor a solution that will work best for their unique family situation.