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Brooke Bralove(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
VirginiaMarylandWashington DC
Depression-Anxiety-Relationship issues-Trauma-Sex therapy-Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)-

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Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Please welcome Kecia Wright, LCPC, to Brooke Bralove Psychotherapy! Kecia has IMMEDIATE OPENINGS to see clients virtually in Maryland. Here is a message from Kecia:

I specialize in working with anxiety and stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, loss and bereavement, depression and anger management. My passion is helping women build insight to proactively improve their lives. Many of my clients are BIPOC women who are highly successful perfectionists and people pleasers who struggle to find work/life balance, deeper purpose, and joy. My integrative clinical approach helps clients develop strategies to manage distressing emotions; identify, challenge and replace automatic negative and distorted thoughts; and modify unhealthy and destructive behaviors and patterns. Collaboratively, we will work toward creating a life that aligns with your core values and purpose.

In addition to providing talk therapy, I am a Basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Practitioner. ART is a brief and effective treatment using rapid eye movement and voluntary image replacement to treat trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety and other mental health challenges.

Clients describe me as warm, empathic, direct, and non-judgmental. My philosophy on counseling is, “Being a therapist doesn’t mean that I get to sit high and look down on my clients. Nor does it mean I have all the answers. What it does mean, however, is that I sit with them eye-level, in whatever space they are in, without judgment, giving them my best until change happens.”


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Private Practice

AASECT, Certified Sex Therapist, 2019
The Rosenzweig Center for Rapid Recovery, Master Accelerated Resolution Therapy Practitioner, 2018
Washington School of Psychiatry, Certificate in Clinical Supervision, 2017
Washington School of Psychiatry, Certificate: National Group Psychotherapy institute, 2014
The Daring Way by Brené Brown, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, 2013

Licensure

Maryland: 12235 - Virginia: 0904015044 - Washington DC: LC200002427

Languages

English

Specialties

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

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

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) - A brief treatment modality that uses bilateral eye movements to change the way the brain stores trauma.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours

I am excited to share that Kecia Wright, LCPC has joined Brooke Bralove Psychotherapy. Kecia specializes in working with anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, life transitions, and trauma,


Insurance

Brooke Bralove 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:$375 (60min)
  • Initial session:$295 (45min)
  • Couples sessions:$295 (45min)
  • Group sessions:$140 (75min)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)$375 (60min)
  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)$525 (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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
Therapist's note

Payment is made automatically with a credit care through the Patient Portal.