Brooke  O'Gara

Brooke O'Gara

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, LCDP Master of Arts, MA
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

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Updated August 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Communication
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Professional statement

Brooke O'Gara is a therapist in Providence, RI. She obtained her Master’s Degree from Salve Regina University in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. She also has an LCDP (licensed chemical dependency provider) license, and has worked with clients with substance use and addiction. She's worked in the mental health field for over 5 years and has worked with teenagers and adults. Brooke has experience working in group homes, client’s homes for in-home therapy, prisons, and inpatient programs.

Clients that Brooke works with often have difficulty managing and expressing emotions, poor communication and conflict resolution skills, depression, anxiety, and difficulty adjusting to or accepting change. The approaches that she uses in sessions involve exploring thoughts, emotions, and behaviors as well as learning skills to manage different areas and stressors in life. She uses a mindfulness-based outlook to assist clients in increasing awareness of what is happening internally and externally.  Brooke's philosophy is driven by the belief that anyone can change their current situation when they are given the tools they need to make changes.


Message to clients

It's a wonderful feeling to find someone you can connect with and discuss any concerns without the fear of being judged. The opportunity to be open and feel heard and validated is empowering and liberating.


Specialties

Addictions - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of substance use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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)

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Communication - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Skill-building and support to increase mindfulness, interpersonal efficacy, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $90 (50min)
  • Initial session: $120 (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
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed

Location(s)

Providence practice
154 Waterman Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-1:00pm

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM-7:30 PM
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM-7:30 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

High Point Treatment Center, 2018 - Present
The Providence Center, 2018 - Present
Bolger Psychotherapy & Assessments, 2020 - Present
MHM Correctional, 2016 - 2018
Arbour Fuller Hospital, 2015 - 2016

Salve Regina University, MA, 2018
Rhode Island College, BA, 2014


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Brook was very attentive of what i'm looking for in our sessions. I believe she can help me with her background."
- Zencare client • August 2020
"She seems like a very good listener and has a calm demeanor which makes her approachable."
- Zencare client • August 2020
"Brooke gave me hope for the first time in a very long time."
- Zencare client • August 2020
"Brooke is a good listener and has a great resume!"
- Zencare client • June 2020
"Brooke was informative regarding the process to be her client, and she was very easy to talk to."
- Zencare client • June 2020
"Brooke answered all of my questions thoroughly!"
- Zencare client • June 2020