This ongoing therapy group is for women who are struggling with the transition of becoming (or on the cusp of becoming) empty nesters.
The group will explore themes such as: 1) creating the next chapter of your life; 2) parenting your adult child; 3) grief & loss; 4) finding meaning & purpose; 5) rediscovering yourself and your partner.
Group members will provide support, insight, hope, and critical feedback with each other while maintaining honest and authentic interaction.
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.