Brooke holds a Master of Science degree in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, with a specialization in Advanced Practice Holistic Nursing, from New York University. She completed her clinical training in Psychiatry with children, adolescents, and adults at NYU Langone Medical Center, NYU Child Study Center, NYU Student Health Center, and in private practice. Prior to her graduate training, she worked as a Psychiatric Registered Nurse specializing in Community Mental Health in underserved communities in New York City, and later focused on Behavioral Health Palliative Care, working with adults and older adults navigating dementia, complex medical co-morbidities, and the end-of-life process.
Brooke's diverse experience informs her practice philosophy. She believes that honoring each individual's unique lived experience nurtures our innate capacity for optimal wellness of body, mind, and spirit. Her approach is relational and collaborative; she seeks to partner with clients to develop a treatment plan that comprehensively addresses both short and long-term needs and goals, based upon an understanding of their history, emotional framework, environment, lifestyle, and physical health. She has a particular interest in Functional Medicine approaches in Psychiatry, Psychoneuroimmunology, and Environmental Medicine.
Brooke works with clients ages 21 and older. She utilizes conventional, integrative, and complementary or alternative approaches to psychiatric assessment and treatment. Therefore, treatment recommendations can include a combination of prescription medication, biomarker assessment, targeted nutraceutical therapies, lifestyle modification, mind-body practices, and pharmacogenetic testing.
Her practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of:
Mood Disorders (Depressive and Bipolar Spectrum Disorders)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Issues and Trans* Competent Care
Trauma and PTSD
Integrative Mental Health Care in the context of complex or chronic illness, including Dysautonomia, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders and Environmentally-Acquired and Biotoxin Illnesses.
The structure of Brooke's practice limits the scope and complexity of clinical services that she is able to provide. Referrals can be provided for a higher level of care if more intensive services are required or recommended.
Initial Evaluation: The initial evaluation takes place over two 60-minute appointments, scheduled 1-3 weeks apart. During these appointments, your current concerns, comprehensive history, and initial treatment goals are discussed. Brooke believes that a thorough assessment is the foundation client-centered treatment and an authentic therapeutic relationship. Therefore, she does not always recommend or prescribe medications or make medication adjustments until a full assessment has been completed.
Follow-Up Appointments: After the initial assessment is complete, follow-up appointments are scheduled for 25-55 minutes. The length and frequency of appointments are determined based on your collaborative treatment plan and individual needs. If you are prescribed a controlled substance, follow-up appointments must take place every 90 days, at a minimum.