Glenda Mendelsohn, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years’ experience counseling individuals, couples and families. She works with clients of all races, backgrounds and ages, from adolescents to the elderly, addressing depression, anxiety, communication problems, the impact of chronic illness, and the aftermath of trauma, including sexual abuse and marital infidelity. She counsels families with children experiencing learning and social problems in school; LGBTQ and heterosexual couples preparing for marriage or coping with relationship stress; and parents seeking to improve communication with their adolescent and adult children.
Glenda brings a warm, collaborative spirit to her interactions with clients. She believes all families, couples and individuals have an innate resilience that therapeutic conversations can teach them to access. Ultimately, these reserves of strength can become resources for healing.
In addition to her clinical practice, Glenda has worked with the non-profit Center for Family, Community and Social Justice, training and supervising clinicians providing free family therapy to inner-city schoolchildren in New Jersey. She also facilitates outreach and group support for WomenHeart, the national coalition for women with heart disease. She is a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and the National Association of Social Workers.
Glenda grew up in North Carolina and trained as a social worker and therapist in New York City. She holds a master’s degree from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University, has completed postgraduate clinical training in couples and family therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and has received Imago training in couples work. In addition to her private practice, she has worked as a hospital and private school social worker. She joined PFI in 1995.
Glenda has been married for more than 20 years and has a college-age daughter.