Brooke  Schwartz
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Brooke Schwartz

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Sawtelle Japantown Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship issues
  • Values clarification

Professional statement

Brooke is a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Brooke specializes in working with older adolescents and young adults (ages 16-30) experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, uncertainty about values or next steps in life, and critical self-talk.

Brooke completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montréal, Canada and went on to complete a Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration at the Columbia University School of Social Work. While in this program, she was accepted into the Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training Program and Lab, the only program of its kind in a School of Social Work. She completed her clinical internship at the NYU Child Study Center.

Brooke is trained in several evidence-based behavioral therapies and modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).


Message to clients

While I honor that each of my clients brings unique qualities and strengths, the people I work with tend to be high achievers, perfectionists, and — on paper — seem to have everything figured out. My passion is giving my clients a safe and nurturing space to be flawed, get emotionally messy, and prioritize their mental health so that they can enjoy the life they’ve worked so hard to build. I believe therapy works best when it feels purposeful, which means everything I bring to our sessions — the questions I ask, my tone of voice, the homework I assign — is meant to bring you one step closer to your short- and long-term goals.

I use my warmth, authenticity, and sense of humor to challenge your long-standing beliefs about yourself and the world in order to help you grow. I’m an active participant in our work together, pushing against the stereotype that a therapist listens and nods, only. I cheer, challenge, redirect, and interrupt (albeit gently) so you know that I’m with you in the process and guiding you along the way!


Specialties

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

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

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

Values clarification - Exploring one’s values, including their origins and how they impact daily decision-making and behaviors; making life changes according to these values and living a life aligned to one’s values




Clientele

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

Insurance

Brooke Schwartz 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $225 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

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
  • Credit 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)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-5pm
  • Tue 9-5pm
  • Wed 9-5pm
  • Thu 9-5pm
  • Fri 9-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Sawtelle Japantown practice
11340 W Olympic Blvd., Suite 307, Los Angeles, California 90064
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 9-5pm
  • Tue 9-5pm
  • Wed 9-5pm
  • Thu 9-5pm
  • Fri 9-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Westside DBT, Psychotherapist, 2020 - Present


Licensure

California: 105459

Maine: LC20904

New York: 106789


Languages

English