Brooke received her Bachelor of Science in cognitive science with a minor in psychology from University of California, Merced. She continued on to earn her Master’s of Arts in clinical psychology and is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. Her academic and clinical training has been accredited by the American Psychological Association.
Before coming to Pine Rest, she received training in psychotherapy and psychological testing at community mental health settings, elementary schools, a Veteran Affairs Healthcare System, and a university counseling center working with people of all ages, diverse backgrounds, and for a wide variety of presenting problems. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, spiritual/religious issues, adjustment/life transition issues, and women’s issues.
Her approach to therapy aims to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, empathic environment where individuals can feel known and cared for in all aspects of their multicultural identities. She works collaboratively with individuals to understand who they are, where they come from, and where they want to be in an effort to both alleviate current suffering as well as explore the underlying historical experiences and patterns that have shaped the individual.