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A Conference for Northern California Churches

Bronwyn Schweigerdt

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

Sequoyah Community Church

Oakland, CA


In addition to having a really difficult name, I am Christian Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, and have a Masters degree in Counseling.

I love helping individuals and couples grow more into who they were created to be. I work with clients from all walks of life, including those who struggle with life transitions, grief, shame, perfectionism, self-criticism, relationships, loss, trauma, loneliness, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I integrate the Christian faith with acceptance, empathy, humor, and curiosity, with an emphasis on self-acceptance and self-forgiveness.

With couples, I help each partner learn about the other's childhood experiences that contribute to the present relationship, which helps cultivate empathy and understanding. I also help couples communicate their feelings and needs more directly.

I love counseling, and I love sharing relevant emotional wellness information with church leaders. I also have a heart to help those in ministry take care of themselves and improve their relationships.

2016 Workshop

Counseling: Overcoming Shame and Perfectionism


Do you struggle with shame and/or perfectionism or minister to people who do? Come learn the conditions that make shame and perfectionism grow, and how you can counter them in your ministry as well as personally.

Workshop Handouts: Overcoming Shame and Perfectionism (docx)

Download mp3 file