She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
She/Her/HersLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Brooke Huminski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a specialization with eating disorders, perfectionism, compassion fatigue, life transitions, and chronic illness. She has extensive experience working with students (college, medical, graduate). Brooke sees clients in-person or virtually in Rhode Island as well as Massachusetts via remote therapy.
Brooke has specialized training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy that help clients cope mindfully with difficult thoughts, behaviors, and stressors. As the work deepens, Brooke uses integrative approaches to help clients address core patterns that can impact relationship with self and others. This can include identifying inner values and spiritual/existential themes. Brooke’s approach is deeply compassionate, strengths-based, and non-judgmental.
Brooke has worked and trained in a myriad of medical and mental health settings over the past ten years including McLean Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Butler Hospital and Women and Infant’s Hospital. Additionally, she has provided individual, family, group therapy, and meal coaching at Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorder clinic. She operates from a Health at Every Size® model/non-diet approach and brings her experience as a recovered professional to the healing relationship.
In addition to Private Practice, Brooke is a clinician at Butler Hospital’s Patient Assessment Services (Psychiatric ER). She is an educator and presents to psychiatry residents, therapists, and dietitians on topics of expertise including perfectionism, compassion fatigue, mindfulness-based approaches to pain management, and eating disorders . Brooke received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) at Boston College and Bachelor's in Public and Community Service at Providence College.
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; eating disorders as they relate to perfectionism; disordered eating among high achievers
College, graduate, and medical 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, anxiety, and/or depression
Shame - Feelings of worthlessness, depression, self-criticism, excessive need for approval, harmful behaviors, avoidance
Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Academic issues - Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and others
Medical professionals’ mental health and physician wellness - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Existential crises and challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Brooke Huminski is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Cards are an acceptable form of payment. Brooke also provides direct billing for Brown University and RISD students with the United Student Plan who can use their out-of-network benefits to see her.
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Butler Hospital, Patient Assessment Services Clinician, 2017 - Present
Brown Adult Psychiatry Residency Program , Guest Lecturer , 2020 - Present
Boston College, Part-Time Faculty Member , 2020 - 2022
Walden Behavioral Care, Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2018
McLean Hospital, Psychiatric Social Worker, per diem, 2014 - 2017
The Miriam Hospital, Medical Social Worker , 2014 - 2017
Rhode Island Hospital Department of Neuropsychology, Research Assistant, 2010 - 2011
Women and Infants Hospital, MSW, Internship & Obstetric Social Worker, 2014
Boston College School of Social Work, Master's in Clinical Social Work , 2014
Providence College, BA, Public and Community Service: Community Health, 2007
Rhode Island: ISW02676
"Brooke, since I have known her, has always been curious, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, and she has a great sense of humor. She was eager to establish a professional relationship with me and to bounce ideas off each other, seek consultation, and share resources. It was a pleasure to work on numerous cases with her. She truly embraces case conceptualization from a biopsychosocial model, and she takes a holistic, warm approach to helping her patients. She is eager and interested in forming the best possible comprehensive plan for each patient. She learns alongside the patient, growing with them to best serve them. I was very impressed with her interest in empirically-supported treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy for eating disorders, and she was a pleasure to talk to while we were colleagues (so much so that we stayed in touch). Always hungry to learn more, Brooke was a pleasure to work with as a colleague and a friend. I’m thrilled that she now works in private practice, and I regularly refer to her without hesitation for clients with eating disorders, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, or life transition challenges."- Carly Goldstein, PhD • January 2018
"Brooke has extensive experience in the eating disorders community. She is on the cutting edge of the field always up to date on the most recent study. She clearly knows what is and will be happening in the field. I refer clients to Brooke for ADHD, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and divorce challenges."- Beth Rollins LICSW • January 2017
"I highly recommend Brooke to work with clients with eating disorders and trauma. She has a uniquely insightful and gentle approach to her, but is also able to hold a firm, but loving, boundary for clients in need of this. I am consistently impressed be her dedication to the field and thoughtful approach to treating emotional wounds. Brooke is very enthusiastic about her work and it radiates into her interactions with clients & colleagues. She is making strong connections in the eating disorder community and I can see her being very successful!"- Liz Fayram, RDN, LDN, CEDRD • January 2017