dr brenda butterfield therapist and mbsr instructor in redmond and olympia

Welcome to ONE!  I founded Our New Experience (ONE), LLC in 2014 after relocating to Redmond, WA from Minnesota.  I’ve worked with children, youth, adults and communities for almost 30 years. My wide array of work experience includes mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and education here and abroad. I’m trained in 3 disciplines (Psychology, Social Work, 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 our 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.

purple round blooming flower and buds in redmond shows us the importance of contemplative meditation practice

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.  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 Instructor

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 »

Learn about the upcoming MBSR class for students in Seattle and on the Eastside »