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.
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.
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 of my first book and working on many to come.
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 2021 Wall Calendars, Set of 4 Coasters, A Deck of Playing Cards, Mouse Pads 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