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Brooke Buck, MA, LPC, ADHD-CCSP

 

I value being benevolent, understanding, knowledgeable and professional in my work. I understand the time and energy it takes to invest in the counseling process and will do all that I can to help you navigate life obstacles while receiving support and compassion.

 

In our work together, my goal is to:

  • Provide a safe environment where you feel heard, accepted, validated and understood.

  • Encourage you to reflect openly about your life while allowing yourself to experience your thoughts and feelings.

  • Teach you skills to be in the present moment, live by what matters most to you and take committed actions to enrich your life.

  • Help you unravel unhealthy patterns and painful experiences in order to make room for balance, healing and personal growth.

 

Below you will find information on my credentials, experience and therapeutic style. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

  • I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia with a Master of Arts in Couseling with emphasis is both marriage and family as well as mental health counseling. I am also licensed in the District of Columbia.

  • I have experience working in a variety of treatment settings to include:

    • Out-patient treatment centers

    • University counseling centers

    • Substance abuse treatment centers

    • Private practice

  • Throughout my career, I have helped individuals of all cultural backgrounds, ages, issues and obstacles.

 

I use a variety of approaches in my work:

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) looks at a person’s negative thoughts and helps reframe them to enhance or improve behaviors for more positive outcomes. It also helps an individual better understand why they think the way that they do.

 

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is especially helpful for individuals who have difficulty regulating or dealing with their emotions. Focused on validating the difficulties of life’s struggles, the apparent difficulty with conflicting and intense emotions, and the desire to make important changes.  This is a more involved revision of CBT and often requires homework between sessions.

 

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) draws on a person’s strength and resiliency by recognizing their inherent abilities to cope with problems. It helps you use your past successful choices and behaviors, skills and insights to resolve or work through a current crisis or new challenge.

 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to help people who suffer repeated bouts of depression and chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness.