Brooke Bralove is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bethesda, MD who specializes in sex therapy and relationship issues, including divorce and separation. She often sees adults in their 30s and 40s who are facing intimacy concerns, depression and anxiety that are impacting their partnerships, perfectionism and low self-esteem, and parenting concerns. As a Certified Daring Way Facilitator,™ Brooke’s work is heavily informed by Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability, shame, and empathy.
Brooke’s areas of expertise in sex therapy range from mismatched libido concerns (including low desire in women) to LGBTQIA+ topics. Her work is poly and kink-aware, and she also sees couples. She completed a two-year program through the Modern Sex Therapy Institutes.
Brooke also specializes in treating trauma and PTSD from a psychodynamic perspective and provides brief treatment in Accelerated Resolution Therapy,™ which is an evidence-based therapy that works directly to reprogram the way distressing memories and images are stored in the brain, so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.
Brooke has over 20 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. Her office is located in downtown Bethesda, a short walk from the Bethesda Metro, where she looks forward to meeting you.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Sex therapy - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life
Brooke Bralove is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Brooke can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Private Practice, 2004-Present
This weekly group for women in their 30s and 40s provides members with a supportive environment to process challenges with relationships, anxiety, and/or depression.