Katie Brooks

Okemos & Virtual

When we’ve experienced trauma, it can be challenging to open up to others, see the good in ourselves, and feel secure. We may find that significant events in our past still make us feel small or hold us back from a bright future. As a therapist, I work to establish a safe space for my clients and support them as they unpack tough things. I can help clients learn to form healthy relationships, navigate conflict, and establish healthy boundaries as they build confidence in who they are.

While I started my early career in media, I went back to school to pursue my Master’s in Social Work because I felt inspired to walk alongside trauma survivors and help them heal. I have extensive experience working with survivors of abuse and sexual assault and those who have interfaced with the foster care system. As a BIPOC therapist, I maintain emotional safety for BIPOC clients as a top priority. I also enjoy working with neurodivergent folks and those with chronic illnesses, helping them build on their strengths and validating their struggles to navigate an ableist world.

I work with children ages five (5) and up and adolescents and young adults. I am qualified to use EMDR, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I also love using components of play therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, and DBT skills in appropriate sessions.

Client Types

Adolescents (Ages 8-11), Adult Individual (Ages 18-40), Tweens (Ages 12-14)

Areas of Interest

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Racial Identity, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma/PTSD

Therapy Types

Art Therapy,Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Dialectical Behavior Therapy Informed (DBT Informed),EMDR,Mindfulness,Play Therapy