Austin  Brooks

Austin Brooks

Psychologist, PsyD

Austin is accepting clients for daytime and some evening appointments at his Cambridge office (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Family issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. Austin Brooks is a Clinical Psychologist affiliated with Kendall Psychological Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He specializes in anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship issues, career stressors, and life transitions. He also often works with both undergraduate and graduate students in Cambridge, as well as young professionals.

When clients come to Dr. Brooks' practice, they’re often experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Dr. Brooks takes a collaborative approach to therapy, often adapting his style based on what the client prefers. This might entail skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy, and insight-oriented therapy.

Dr. Brooks strives to cultivate a safe and genuine environment for each of his clients. He understands that the first step towards beginning treatment is often the most difficult, and he looks forward to working with you on this journey to self-healing and enlightenment.


Message to clients

For many individuals, the courageous choice to begin therapy brings about feelings of both hope and apprehension. People are often hopeful about making positive strides in various areas of their lives and at the same time, it can be understandably difficult to take that first step. I have great respect for people who make the decision to begin therapy and I prioritize working with you to create a safe, genuine, and comfortable environment. I believe in an integrative approach to therapy with individually tailored treatments that are collaboratively determined with each client to best address their individual goals. Whether you’re looking to feel better, fix a problem, or simply learn more about yourself, I genuinely enjoy this work and I look forward to helping you along this journey.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


General expertise


Insurance

Austin Brooks is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Brooks can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Cambridge practice

234 Broadway

#2

Cambridge, MA 02139

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

William James College, PsyD, 2019
William James College, MA, 2016
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, APA Doctoral Intern, 2017 - 2019
The Integrated Center for Child Development, Doctoral Intern, 2015 - 2016
Clark University Center for Counseling and Personal Growth, Practicum intern, 2015 - 2016
Central Mass Academy, Practicum intern, 2014 - 2015


Languages

  • English

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