Brenda Martin Cooper, MA, LCAS is native of Charlotte, NC and graduated from West Mecklenburg High School. She has 16 years of experience as a substance abuse professional and is also a counselor with the McLeod Addictive Disease Center’s adult outpatient treatment program where she has been employed for nine years. Before joining McLeod Center Brenda worked seven years as a counselor for Hope Haven, a long-term therapeutic residential program in Charlotte NC that provide counseling and life skills to help men, women, and families recovery from the disease of addiction and transition back in society to live a healthy drug free lifestyle.
Brenda is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (NC) and is a National Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling. Brenda also received her Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Counseling in 2004 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shaw University 1995.
Brenda is currently working on becoming a Certified Clinical Supervisor to help other clinicians in the chemical dependency field achieve their licensures and certifications because she is committed to helping people overcome the devastation and life controlling problems that comes with being addicted to alcohol and other drugs.