Brooke  Finley
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Brooke Finley

She/Her/Hers

Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified, PMHNP-BC Master of Science in Nursing, MSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BSN Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Connecticut, Florida, Alaska Waitlist Online
Canandaigua Waitlist In-person

Now available on weekends.

Updated January 18, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Brooke A. Finley, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, RN, CARN-AP is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and doctorally-prepared, dual board-certified psychiatric mental health and addiction nurse practitioner. She has a private practice in New York State where she conducts in-person individual and group psychotherapy while providing high-quality virtual mental health care to patients across the United States.

She graduated from the University of Arizona (UA) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program with a psychology minor. After graduation, she worked as a board-certified psychiatric mental health registered nurse and supervisor in psychiatric hospitals, helping adults and children. She continued her studies at UA, earning a Master of Science in Nursing (psychiatric mental health across the lifespan focus) and later two doctorates, a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), studying how therapeutic relationships are created and maintained in virtual care.

Early in her career, she realized that short-term psychotherapies and medication management usually do not help people fundamentally change, preventing a life-giving understanding of oneself. In response, she practices what she considers the best treatment for most people, which is psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Respectively, she completed three psychoanalytic training programs and continues training with world-renowned psychoanalysts and at the Contemporary Freudian Society in New York City.

Brooke has worked with for many different types of people from all walks of life, but has significant experience working with executives, healthcare professionals, first responders, artists, and college students. She specializes in helping with relationship, professional, personality, and mood issues.

She resides in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, where she enjoys cooking, reading, being in nature, gardening, kayaking, music, art, and caring for animals on a solar-powered woodland permaculture homestead.


Message to clients

Whatever challenges you face, it is my experience that you can work through them when you are motivated to explore what you don't know about yourself and have a good fit with a skilled psychotherapist who understands you. I will work with you using psychoanalytic psychotherapy, an approach that most therapists choose for themselves for good reason. This way of working is considered the most effective for long-term and difficult-to-change issues and provides long-lasting change and psychic relief. Respectively, I won't give you "tools" or homework but will help you understand yourself so you can grow in your capacity to love and work. At a minimum, I work with people at least once a week, if not more frequently, if deeper work is desired.

While I welcome patients who are currently taking psychotropic medication, my personal approach is to help people fully heal and live well with less psychiatric medication or none at all so they can be fully aware of their internal experiences. Please know that I prescribe medications with the end goal of engaging more deeply in therapy. Medication management is a service I offer only while embedded within psychotherapy treatment, not as a stand-alone service. It should be explicitly known that I cannot continue or newly prescribe addictive/controlled substances such as stimulants (e.g. Adderall), pain medication (i.e. Lyrica), and sedatives/benzodiazepines (e.g. Ambien, Xanax, Valium, etc.).

Don't hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss how I can help you.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Personality disorders - Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brooke Finley is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Group sessions: $100 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please reach out to me if you have questions about fees- I do have a sliding scale. Thank you.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Canandaigua practice
5 Bristol Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Scheduled by appointment only
  • Tue Scheduled by appointment only
  • Wed Scheduled by appointment only
  • Thu Scheduled by appointment only
  • Fri Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon By appointment only
  • Tue By appointment only
  • Wed By appointment only
  • Thu By appointment only
  • Fri By appointment only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Online Sessions (Alaska)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon By Appointment Only
  • Tue By Appointment Only
  • Wed By Appointment Only
  • Thu By Appointment Only
  • Fri By Appointment Only
  • Sat Scheduled by appointment only
  • Sun Scheduled by appointment only

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Finley Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PLLC, Owner & Provider, 2022 - Present

The University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Dual Doctoral Degrees: PhD in Nursing; Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2022
The University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Emphasis, 2018
The University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Psychology Minor, 2015


Licensure

New York: 403441

California: 95014512

Massachusetts: RN2343219

Arizona: 220846

Oregon: 202114060NP-PP

Washington: AP61051867

Michigan: 4704365850

Virginia: 0024183291

Florida: APRN 11012914

Connecticut: 10944

Alaska: 214226


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Brooke  Finley
Executive Virtual Psychotherapy Group

This is a coed, virtual psychotherapy group for working professionals/executives.

Brooke  Finley
Women's Psychotherapy Group

This is a virtual psychotherapy group for those born biologically female.

Brooke  Finley
Women under 30 Psychotherapy Group

Psychotherapy group for women under age 30yo- focuses on identity, development, relationships, and transitioning to adulthood. Conducted on Zoom with participants from all states I'm licensed in.


Client testimonials

"Brooke was very direct, empathetic, and productive. I loved talking with her."
- Zencare client • December 2022