Brooke Schuster Monaco
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Brooke Schuster Monaco

She/Her/Hers

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Pelham, New York City Accepting In-person
Updated November 21, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Dr. Brooke Monaco is a licensed Clinical Psychologist located in Pelham, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Monaco is passionate about helping people increase their self-awareness and break out of patterns related to issues such as anxiety, OCD, trauma, and substance use. Dr. Monaco works well with clients who want their lives to be different, but aren’t sure where to begin. You may feel unfulfilled in your routines and relationships, despite placing pressure on yourself to be your best. This can look like perfectionism, performance anxiety, or burnout.

Dr. Monaco utilizes evidence-based therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based strategies, and motivational interviewing. These strategies help clients learn more effective ways to cope with thoughts and feelings and to achieve personal and professional goals. She is an affirming and collaborative therapist who empowers her clients to reach their full potential and experiencing more joy and fulfillment. When clients enter treatment, Dr. Monaco does a through assessment to better understand the client's experience, strengths, struggles, and goals.

Dr. Monaco has advanced training in CBT for anxiety and trauma, DBT, and substance use disorder treatment. This includes working at the Center for Motivation and Change for over 8 years, with a team of expert psychologists treating substance use, trauma, OCD, ADHD, and related issues, where she received advanced training and supervision in a variety of therapeutic modalities.

Dr. Monaco is currently available for in person and virtual sessions in Pelham, NY and New York City.


Message to clients

Everyone experiences challenges in life that they could use extra support for. I use practical and effective approaches to better understand who you are and what you want out of life, and to help you build the skills and awareness to get there. Change is possible, and I am passionate about supporting my clients through the change process - including managing life transitions, improving coping with emotions, and building more fulfilling relationships and careers.

I encourage you to reach out and schedule a phone call to explore working with me. I currently have in person and virtual availability in Pelham, NY and New York City.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on substances; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering

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

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brooke Monaco 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: $275 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $275

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 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Pelham practice
629 Fifth Ave, Building C, Suite 224, Pelham, New York 10803
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

New York City practice
519 8th Avenue , 9th Floor, New York, New York 10018
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-5pm
  • Tue 8am-5pm
  • Wed 8am-5pm
  • Thu 8am-5pm
  • Fri 8am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

The Center for Motivation and Change, Clinical Psychologist, 2014 - Present

California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University), M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2014
Northwestern University, B.A., Psychology and Economics, 2000


Licensure

New York: 021553


Languages

English