Therapist Profile

Name:
Katie Brooks, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Email:
Email
Location:
285 N EL CAMINO REAL STE 218 Encinitas, CA 92024-5385
Phone:
(760) 525-9565
Location:
730 Pacifica Way Encinitas, CA 92024 UNITED STATES
Phone:
(760) 525-7811
License Number
LCSW27017
Practicing Since:
2007
Additional Licenses:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Catherine Brooks and I am the director and founder of Good Therapy San Diego. I am a Board Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work with specialized focus on children, youth and family. In addition, I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR for trauma and treatment resistant anxiety / depression, I am a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and I am an Advanced Trained Gottman Couples Therapist. Due to the vast knowledge I have gained working within the behavioral health field, I am fully aware of the complex nature of the human experience. I have vast experience within the geriatric community and I continue to treat this population. I led a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Partial Hospitalization program treating adult and geriatric patients who suffered with Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Substance abuse, Eating disorders, and much more. In addition, from my work with the Department of Children and Family Services, I have extensive experience in treating abused children and families in crisis. I earned a prestigious scholarship from the Inter-university Consortium Program for a one year paid internship with focus on intensive training in cultural diversity (including LGBT community), family dynamics, child abuse, substance abuse, chronic illness/ grief, and domestic violence. I Worked collaboratively with LAPD stabilizing hectic environments, investigating crime/ abuse, and protecting at-risk children in immediate danger. I preformed crisis intervention with both parents and children, conducted risk and safety assessment of home, parents and environment, and managed custody disputes and child alienation cases. Currently, I am the founder and clinical director of Good Therapy San Diego and have a full time practice. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Postpartum Distress, and Trauma-Related Disorders. In addition, I provide professional clinical consultation to my peers and supervision to interns/ associates. My mission at GTSD is to bridge the gap between mental and physical well-being in our patients and to affect the larger community in a positive way. If you really want to know though, my most meaningful credential is that I absolutely love my job and my passion is to help people! The meaning that I get from being in the room as my clients work through their pain, complete their goals and come to a place of resolve, and as a consequence, joy, is invaluable to me. I feel grateful and honored to be chosen to help. My hope is that if you are in pain we can help you.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday 8am to 7PM
Services
Individual, Child and Family Therapy
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage, Superbill provided
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
BA Psychology San Diego State MSW Cal State University Long Beach

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Anger Management
Anxiety
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
Eating Disorders
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Certifications
License in Clinical Social Work Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist Advanced Trained in Gottman Couples Counseling EMDR Certified
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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