Brooke Finley, Psychiatric nurse practitioner in Canandaigua, New York — Zencare
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
New York, California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Virginia, Florida, Connecticut Accepting Online
Canandaigua Accepting In-person

I recently opened my practice in March 2022 this year and can usually schedule an initial session within 1-4 weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Updated November 6, 2022

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 who specializes in helping people live fully without psychiatric medication. Currently, 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. Dr. Finley truly enjoys deeply understanding clients and helping them live meaningful, deep, rich, and satisfying lives.

She graduated from the highly-ranked University of Arizona (UA) 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. While working as a registered nurse, 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 in Nursing Science (Ph.D.) and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). As an independently-licensed provider, Brooke has cared for many different types of clients from all walks of life, but has significant experience working with executives, healthcare professionals, first responders, artists, and college students. Of note, she was a provider at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona, a world-class holistic treatment center.

She has extensive psychotherapy training in multiple modalities (ACT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, MBSR, REBT), but primarily utilizes what she considers the most effective long-term treatment, which is psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She completed fellowships at the Psychoanalytic Association of New York (PANY; affiliated with New York University) and the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center (SDPC).

Dr. Finley resides in Upstate New York where she enjoys cooking, reading, being in nature, gardening, playing music (violin, piano), and caring for 40+ animals on her off-grid woodland homestead.


Message to clients

I believe having a real, therapeutic human relationship with a highly trained and devoted clinician allows people to access their innate ability to understand their soul and truly heal. How do I know? Well, I have seen and tried it all and have actual proof of the methods that have helped me and those I have cared for live a deep, peaceful, and meaningful life filled with integrity, authenticity, caring, and self-efficacy. It is an honor to continue the legacy of the healers in my life. As you may know from physical injuries, healing is not without pain and patience. Respectively, I don’t believe that quick-fix therapies and pills help heal the root causes of psychic suffering. Often, while these approaches may help you feel better short-term (or not), they often deny your own pain and leave you right where you began, or even worse off.

While I welcome patients who are currently taking psychotropic medication, my personal approach is to have patients taper off or reduce psychiatric drugs and substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) that mask pain and delay healing. In short, I rarely prescribe medications unless absolutely necessary and if the benefits outweigh the risks with the end purpose of engaging more deeply in therapy. 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.).

I look forward to meeting 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: $250 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $200 - $250
  • Group sessions: $100 (90min)
  • Medication management and therapy sessions: $350 (60min)
  • Medication management sessions: $300 (60min)

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 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Arizona)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Oregon)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Michigan)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Canandaigua practice
6 Gorham Street, Canandaigua, New York 14424
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients 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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 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: AP610514867

Michigan: 4704365850

Virginia: 0024183291

Florida: APRN 11012914

Connecticut: 10944


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.