Hi, I'm Brooke! I'm so glad you are here and I want to thank you for considering me on this important journey.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
I have extensive training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) from the Yale Child Study Center. With my training in exposure with response prevention (ERP), I have well rounded background for treating OCD symptoms with the client as well as providing parents with tools to help them feel more confident in how to respond to their child's OCD/anxiety tendencies.
I have a strong foundation in CBT. I have received numerous trainings on this treatment orientation and have utilized the principles throughout my work with clientele of all ages. I find that there is great power in externalizing your inner critic and finding ways to challenge it. Throughout treatment, I help my clients distance themselves from their inner critic and adopt new rationale thoughts that allow them to reach their goals.
I have extensive experience working with clients of all ages struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). When applying this treatment, I aim to psycho-educate my client and their family (if appropriate) on the nature of OCD. I also work to help my clients understand how facing the feared stimuli as well as resisting the compulsive urge can decrease their anxiety. I have worked with OCD tendencies that present as bedtime rituals, confessions, fear of germs, bathroom tendencies, etc.
I have several years of experience and training in exposure therapy. I have successfully utilize this approach to support my clientele struggling with fears of vomit, snakes/spiders, socializing with peers, natural distasters, etc. While utilizing this approach, I have found that my clientele finish therapy feeling more confident, capable, and no longer in distress with the once feared stimuli.