Brooke Sprowl, LCSW
My desire is to help you come to a point where depression, loneliness, and anxiety are no longer controlling factors in your life and are replaced by courage, self-love, and deep relational connections. When you learn tools to excavate and integrate the parts of yourself you left behind, you are capable of facing and becoming more than you can imagine.
During our sessions, we will practice a new way of being and gradually you will carry the experience of peace, security, and confidence into every aspect of your life. With over a decade of experience working with individuals, couples, and families as well as through my own personal psychological work, I have developed an astute awareness of how human beings change and how to create deep shifts in communication and relationships.
My primary specializations are depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationships with special passion for couples therapy, codependency, dating and individual issues with relationships and romantic partnerships. Because I have gone through the trenches of my own struggles with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems, my expertise comes from having faced my own demons and overcome them so I have an experiential knowledge of how to help people, not just an intellectual one. While I am an astute learner and revel in theory, my psychology and relational expertise is from living, not from a book.
Brooke is a public speaker and psychology expert contributor for television, film, podcasts, radio, and digital and print media. Topics of her expertise include a broad-spanning topics including anxiety, depression, relationships, trauma, spirituality, coparenting, dating, and more, as well as discussion of various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Experiential Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Please see links below for more information on Brooke’s past and upcoming features and contributions. You can also visit our blog.
How I Work
I take a very active role as a therapist. I am a straight shooter and don’t hold back because I believe you’re in therapy not only to be understood and validated but also to receive valuable feedback about your blindspots and how you can take responsibility for changing.
What makes me different from other therapists is that I rapidly recognize your blind spots and point them out to you, making the connection between what I’m observing in session and what you’re struggling with outside of session. We correct these defense mechanisms together in real-time within the session and uncover what’s beneath them– what you’ve been running from and protecting yourself from. As we unearth these deeply buried aspects of the psyche hidden behind our defenses, our wounds begin to heal and we become empowered to trust ourselves and change our lives.
I want to help you become free from the feeling that your love for yourself is contingent upon your success, performance, perfection, or external circumstances. As such, you will come to know that the real, uncensored, struggling, hurt you is loved exactly as you are.