About Our New Experience

 a picture of Dr Brenda Butterfield therapist and MBSR instructor in Olympia Washington

Welcome to ONE!
I founded Our New Experience (ONE), LLC in 2014  in Redmond, WA and have recently relocated my practice to the new ONE Center in Olympia, WA.  The vision of ONE remains the same, to improve mental health care by using evidence based practices to support health and well being of body, mind and soul.

I’ve worked with individuals and communities for over 30 years in the US as well as internationally and I’m trained in 3 disciplines (Psychology, Social Work, and Education). My wide array of work experience includes mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and education. Over time, I’ve learned finding peace of mind happens many different ways. Together, we’ll find ways that work for you. I believe challenges at home, school and work are invitations to change. As a “guide by your side,” I will support you in learning new skills to experience inner peace and develop your full potential.

Whatever we focus on expands. Therefore, providing holistic care for healing the body, mind and soul is key.
My role in your healing process is teaching you how to “quiet the din and go within” to hear and trust your inner wisdom. I guide using a systematic, strengths-based approach and believe using evidence-based treatments is important.  I specialize in Mindfulness therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) meditation as well as Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic and Family Systems Therapy.  I also often guide clients and groups on Guided Forest Therapy Walks to relax and connect with the more than human world. At the end of the day, however, I know the essential ingredients in helping relationships include authenticity, empathy and unconditional care for you.

Dr. Brenda S. Butterfield
Counselor, EdD, MSW, LMHC & MBSR Teacher

Read Dr. Butterfield’s personal story “How Mindfulness Cleared the Path to a Better Life” in New Spirit Journal »

See Dr. Butterfield in Psychology Today