Donna' Brooks Therapy Welcomes You
Meaningful, Quality Care You Can Count On
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Therapist in the New York area, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Get to Know Me
Making A Difference One Client At A Time
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives and bring them a sense of peace and wholeness. This interest led me to study Early Childhood Education & Human Services and eventually to go on to study Social Work with a focus in Children and Families. As a trauma informed licensed Therapist in the greater New York area, I am committed to the well-being of all my clients and go above and beyond to meet their needs.
I truly care for all of my clients, and work diligently to help find them the answers they seek. Since 2013, I have worked with a variety of clients from early intervention to older adults, from stress & anxiety to goal setting, behavior modification and more. Each client I have the pleasure of working with is unique and possesses their own level of strength and resilience; which I greatly welcome, encourage and foster.
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind"
Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes.
Therapy..The best gift you can give to yourself
What To Expect At Your Visit
Learn About My Methods
I incorporate effective Strength-Based Therapy utilizing a Person-Centered approach. Aiming to instill a greater sense of self & self worth by meeting my clients where they are and embracing all they come with, without allowing it to define them. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? Questioning your relationship? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Couples Therapy sessions helps to give a voice to both parties involved, aids in communication & validates feelings. Contact me today and allow me to help you re-discover the strength in your relationship.
Here To Guide You
How long does each therapy session last?
Each therapy session will last for 45min to 1 hr
How Long will I need therapy
This is personal to you!
The length of time you will need services will depend upon the complexity of your emotional health and well being. This will also depend on whether or not I'm seeing you weekly, bi weekly or monthly. When we get started together we will create a formal treatment plan. It is common for clients to meet the treatment goals they came in for and decide to continue on in therapy to address other areas of their lives.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
Yes I do offer a sliding scale when indicated need is discussed
I'm feeling suicidal what do I do?
If you are in crisis please contact The National Suicide Hotline at
1-800-273-8255. They are available 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week. Calling the hotline is completely free and your information will be kept confidential. More open to texting vs talking? Guess what there is support for you as well. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor through the crisis Text Line. Free and available 24hrs a day 7 days a week as well.
Can you really help me ?
I am confident that I can. I offer a safe space where reflection, mindfulness, growth and healing is both welcomed and encouraged. Please take comfort in knowing; if your needs are beyond my scope it is important that I refer you to someone or a referral source that can assist you.
Will I get a diagnosis?
A diagnosis is a framework therapist use to attribute symptoms and formulate treatment. I would be happy to explore what diagnosis could help you understand yourself better. Often times, people enrolled in therapy don't meet full criteria for a specific diagnosis yet they benefit from therapy all the same.
My name is Curtis! I’ve been a patient of Donna' Brooks for almost 7yrs. When I met Ms. Brooks in 2015, I was in a very dark place in my life. She helped me deal with the death of my cousin which happened in July 2012. She also helped me with my depression issues along with my self-esteem issues. Donna'; is a down to earth person, she’s very good at what she does and with her patients….I state this because I know how she is with me. She doesn’t judge me but holds me accountable for what she asks of me. I’m so grateful to have found her and she saved my life. Donna' I thank you for your patience, I thank you for understanding, and I thank you for being available when needed. You’re one in a Million!
Donna' is an amazing therapist. She brings so much wisdom to my sessions. I'm learning how to have effective communication with my family because of her. She’s not judgmental, nor does she take any sides. I came to Donna' to help fix my relationship with my daughter, she is doing an amazing job getting us to where we need to be, I'm now doing therapy for me and my boyfriend. She is the voice of reason for my family when we can’t see each other perspective. I love the fact she comes with so much knowledge and experience. Donna' is someone I wish I had in my 20s to talk to. I respect her help and guidance to help me with my family relationships especially navigating parenting skills. Thank you, Donna'.
(Family & Couples Client)
Donna' has been God send. I started seeing her in 2016 after the death of my mother. It wasn’t an easy decision because I struggled with the idea of trusting someone with my personal business and my inner thoughts. She made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. I knew from my first session that I had made the right choice. She is a great listener who knows what to say and the right questions to ask. She never passes judgment. She gives you her thoughts at the right time. I have continued to see Donna' to this day. She has helped me with other issues such as health, relationships, family and most of all how to deal with life on life ‘s terms. I’m happy to say I found my therapist for life!
I met Donna' through a mutual friend.
I have been fortunate to work with her for over 5 years now and she has helped me become the best of ME. She always senses when I may be stumbling on my path of growth, weighed down by self-imposed negativity and offers the tools needed so that I see my way through my dark thoughts.
I value and appreciate her professionalism, empathy and true dedication to mental health.
Donna' has influenced almost every aspect of my life, so much so I referred her to my family and friends. I'm proud to share with people that I see a therapist so should you!
Forever grateful Jahaira
I have worked with Donna' Brooks for over 4 years now. My life has gotten better as a result of her unbelievable support. She has helped me gain more insight to my choices, decision making that has helped me grow more as a man! She has also helped me create boundaries to help me self-govern my life better. I would encourage anyone to work with her regarding support and in-depth thinking to help with any problems someone maybe having in their life.
Donna' has helped me in so many ways since I've started therapy that I honestly don’t even know where to start with this review. She has provided so much support for me whether it’s about school, stress, depression, or even a goal Id like to work on. She is a great listener, while also showing me what steps I should follow to do better next time when I’m facing any challenges. I remember having such a hard time opening up to speaking about my emotions but, Donna makes counseling such a safe place for me and I can 100% say that what happens in therapy stays in therapy. My mom and I had started family therapy not too long ago and it has helped us tremendously!! Our bond is stronger now, ofc she still gets on my nerves but from counseling, we’ve learned how to openly use effective communication skills and hear each other out when it comes to having different opinions. I love how Donna makes sessions fun but still explain the lesson there is to learn at the end of each activity. I can’t wait for our next session.
(Individual Youth Client 16 yrs. old)
Events/ Affiliations & Accomplishments
Past & Present
Proud & Honored to have accomplished the following and to be Affiliated with all of the following Societies & Associations highlighted just to name a few. These highlights allow a look into what I hold of value & importance. I pride myself on being a Therapist that stands for what she believes in. "Stand for something or you will fall for anything"
Black Wall Street Small Business Vendor Event
Proudly became a Self- Published Author
The Pursuit Towards Liberation
Honored to be inducted into the International Society for Professional Women
Honored to be apart of Psychology In Motion Digital Magazine as the Associate Publisher. A team of 8 Phenomenal, Brilliant & Passionate woman came together to create a magazine focusing on positive change one article & one page at a time
Living Life To It's fullest Potential
Donna' Brooks Coaching Services helps individuals get out of their own way by identifying & ultimately overcoming roadblocks that may be holding them back from true happiness.
During sessions we will discuss
~What is important to you and why.
~What you want to achieve
~What the challenges are to you meeting your goals. Also during this time, you'll gain a better sense of my style, how I work and what to expect as we move forward. If indeed we are a good fit and decide to move forward
I will customize an individualized plan based on your agreed upon established goals.
Coaching Services are short-term & can range anywhere from 6 weeks - 3 months
Sessions are 1 hour in duration & our specific meeting schedule will be decided upon in session.
Happiness & Joy is something we all want sometimes we just need a little assistance with making it come true .
Brooks Health & Wellness Spot
Positive Affirmation Merchandise is made to affirm the greatness in you! When working with my clients I constantly remind them to show themselves some self-compassion and to speak to themselves with some positivity. Reminding them how important & valuable it is to pour into themselves. BHW features Wall Calendars, Coasters, A Deck of Playing Cards, Mouse Pads, Grocery Bags and more. All designed by yours truly to bring a little positivity & joy your way. I'm a firm believer that we have to speak positivity into the universe and into existence. As a therapist I know the power of Positive Affirmations..it feeds the soul exactly what it needs, exactly when it needs it.
Positive Affirmation Merchandise
Calendars, Coasters & Playing Cards