Katie Brooks, LCSW
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"I am continually moved, enriched, and taught by those that come to me in their journey toward awarness, truth, and meaningul living."
"When I first found Katie it was like pulling teeth to get me to come as I think many people are reluctant to give therapy a go. I had worked with a psychologist previously who passed away followed by another psychologist who was extremely critical. However, working with Katie has been a divine intervention of sorts. If I could describe Katie in a few short words it would be loving, non-judgemental and caring. I've never met anyone in my life aside from my husband that truly has the best intentions and is completely full of light and love. I've been going to Katie for a little over 6 months and she has completely changed my life, in the fact that's helped me open the tools that were inside of me. When I first met Katie I was working a corporate job miserable, my marriage was a wreck and I wanted to get a divorce as my husband and I had been living in different states for almost 2 years and had a rocky relationship with my mother. Pretty much, I hit rock bottom, if you will. Through working with Katie I've been able to find a greater purpose in life, reconnect with my husband and ultimately live the life I've always envisioned. I couldn't imagine where I'd be if I never walked into Katie's office 7 months ago as she is truly the saving grace for my husband and I's marriage. I'll forever be grateful for the work Katie and I have done and would highly recommend seeing her if you just feel like giving up because, the truth is there is light at the end of the tunnel sometime's you just need help getting there."
"I started seeing Camille Carter about 3 months following a major event in my marriage. I'd seen another therapist for nearly 2 1/2 years surrounding the same issue, only to feel like I was just putting out fires and not evaluating or planning for the big picture. Camille is a great balance of structured appointments and personal concern. I can make evening appointments and get there after work which is necessary for my scheduling. Very glad I found the GTSD office!
"Katie was born to do what she does. She has genuinely changed my entire perspective on life by taking off my negative 'goggles' and replacing them with positive ones. She has pulled me out of such a dark place and rut into truly a new life. I've laughed, I've cried, I've ranted and vented my insecurities and life to Katie and I couldn't feel more comfortable doing so. Since being in therapy with Katie, I utilize the skills and knowledge she teaches me to every day activities and experiences and it has changed my life for the better in so many ways. Life throws you curve balls yet with Katie, she helps me through the bad and the good, by emphasizing my good, and helping me learn from my bad. Every single time I leave Katie's I have a sigh of relief that my week is just going to be so much better, and it is."
Katie's bubbly, positive, honest, funny, just genuinely happy and you can tell that she absolutely loves what she does, as it shows through her work ethic and expertise.
She is always a text, email, or even phone call away. I am possibly moving to New York soon and I insist that I keep my services with her hopefully via Skype. She is extremely flexible with my schedule and I genuinely feel so blessed to have found her as someone I would consider more of a friend than a therapist. I have already HIGHLY recommended her services to many of my friends, young and elderly. I am walking proof that Katie changes lives and only for the best."
"I read reviews on Yelp and decided I wanted to see visit Good Therapy San Diego. When I called I was referred to Dunya Holland and a week or so later I had my appointment.
I've met with many therapists and my generalized take-a-way was that most were dull, clinical, dis-interested and seemingly only interested in prolonging my rebound to pad their wallets.
When I met with Dunya I was surprised. No clinical attire nor indifferent attitude. I immediately felt relaxed. Why? In casual terms - because she is really cool. At a deeper level, she comes across as one of us...because she is. She's a human being like the rest of us, yet with education and training to help us. I have spent countless dollars and hours with other therapists and never felt like they understood (or helped) me. Dunya has a way of making me feel normal and comfortable with who I am, and her casual manner is deceivingly effective. Without realizing what was happening, on my second visit she calmly led me to completely open up and interact with her. Wow...I was REALLY surprised that very quickly I was feeling better and leaving the office feeling a bit of my burden was lifted.
Last but not least, she had some subtle suggestions about things to explore and also encouraged me to pursue some things I had mentioned doing. With her encouragement, I signed up and spent several nights in a Mindfulness retreat at a Buddhist monastery over the holidays - a life changing experience.
I've never had a therapist do their work so well that they lost a customer until now. After +/- 10 visits, I haven't felt the need to see Dunya again. Life happens, and there will be unsettling change ahead, and when or if necessary, I will be calling to see Dunya again.
"Katie is absolutely wonderful! I have been seeing her for a few months now, and at first I wasn't even sure why I was going, only that I needed guidance. She has helped me in so many ways, with the issues that I was dealing with as well as personal growth. I feel like a new person that is capable of handling anything that is thrown at me! Every time I leave a session I feel as though I have renewed strength and confidence. She is so happy and lively, but realistic, intuitive, and professional. I would highly recommend her!"
"Katie is a true expert in eating disorders, and her approach has gently guided me into healing from the inside out. Katie has helped me navigate the more subtle and deeply rooted sources that manifest in maladaptative eating patterns. Katie has helped me shift my mindset from food to focusing other areas of my life that require attention and care, which in turn has brought massive positive change to my life."
"Dunya is wonderful therapist. My husband and I love our sessions with her and has really helped to improve our communication between each other. Dunya is calm and has a great presence. I can't thank her enough for giving my husband and I the tools we need to communicate better with each other (it is never easy with 2 small kids in the mix). She is very easy to talk to, and is a great therapist for couples."
"Katie is an absolutely phenomenal therapist and I'm not sure the words I type here can truly do justice to just how great she has been both to and for me. I have been dealing with depression on and off for close to ten years now, and having moved around a bit I have seen numerous therapists over that time. Had I found Katie sooner, I think I may have either stopped moving or traveled a great distance to continue seeing her. She has a warmth and kindness to her that, when coupled with her tremendous knowledge and empathy, makes her extremely easy to talk and relate to; to put it simply, she is exactly what a therapist should be. She truly cares about you as a person rather than just another patient, something which can be difficult to find. I am grateful to have Katie in my life and I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation."
"I am beyond thankful to Katie. I was referred to her by pretty much by accident and have been to see her 3 times since. I went to check it out because I was curious about what Yoga Therapy was. I didn't expect to cry, laugh and find peace and grounding that I absolutely needed. I was going through the most stressful point in my life, and to come to a place that is completely non-judgmental, and especially for me was so liberating. She holds a beautiful space, listens to what you're saying, and tailor-makes every session for you, on that special day. It's the best kind of therapy I have ever received and I highly recommend it. Even if you're just curious. You might learn something about yourself you would have never found out without her.
"I am so happy to have found Camille Carter! She is the first therapist that I have met with that I feel is actually REALLY listening to me. Finally!! Camille is kind and intuitive and empathetic and professional and, well, everything that a very good therapist should be. It may sound cliché but she is helping me to help myself. Thank you so much Good Therapy. That is just the perfect name."
"Katie is simply amazing. My husband and I had hit a rough patch and contacted Katie to help us get through it, and it's one of the best things we've ever done for our relationship. Katie is incredibly warm and makes you feel right at ease from the moment you meet her. Not only is she an extremely competent and intuitive therapist, but she's also just a lovely human being. I would recommend her to anyone and feel very confident that she can improve any 'situation' that you may find yourself in. With her help, our relationship has never been better, and words can't describe our gratitude for her beautiful light, energy, and sense of humor, that carried us through a challenging time."
"I found Good Therapy San Diego through a google search, and I hit a jackpot! Katie answered my email immediately (over the weekend). I was connected with Dunya the following Monday. It was a perfect match. Dunya has been helping me find myself. From the moment I met her, I felt a calming energy that allowed me to open up to her. I was anti-therapy before and now I do not see how I made it this far without it. I was told I would need to try out a few therapists to find THE one, but I have not looked any further. Dunya even does Skype sessions when I don't have the ability to be in person. I am so thankful. Do yourself the favor and give her a call. :)"
"Katie is an amazing therapist! I've been going to her for several months and she's provided me with suggestions that have helped me work through some issues. I especially like her because she's relevant. She doesn't waste time trying to dig into the past, rather she helps deal with the present. She's very positive and happy! I felt comfortable confiding in her immediately. Katie goes out of her way to help you even during off hours. She's the best mental health practitioner I've ever had. I am so grateful I found her!"
"I have been seeing Camille Carter for about 2 months now. For years, I was reluctant to going to therapy because when I did go, I could not find a therapist that was understanding and welcoming as Camille is; most just treated me off a list of 50 questions. I was searching for a new therapist and I came across Good Therapy, and I could not be happier since finding her!
Since day one, Camille has been very welcoming, caring, understanding, non judgmental & supportive of me, yet challenges me each week to see things from the other perspective. She challenges me to stay true to my decisions, and helps me plan accordingly for trials/successes in the upcoming weeks and months.
Camille is a 30 minute drive from me, but as I mentioned, I have never found a therapist quite like her before and she is well worth it! I am so happy to have found her, and will never want to see anyone else!"
"Katie has been my therapist for about six months now and I couldn't be more thankful that I found her. She encourages, supports, and guides you through life's difficulties. She's been an instrumental part of my wellness plan. She's easily accessible, she's always there for me when I need her, she offers great advice, she's positive and patient, and she's definitely someone you can trust. She's one of the best therapists I've ever had. I highly recommend her!"
"I have interacted with many health therapists and have found Katie brooks to be the best. She will motivate anyone to a healthier life as she has done for me. She has a heart of gold and will uplift yours. She always continues to give a fresh philosophy on the success of striving through this life. She is one of the kindest and most intelligent women I have met. Meeting Katie Brooks will improve anyone's life. I feel comfortable with her and have more comfort in my life. I am so grateful. I wish I had met her sooner."
"I have been going to see Katie for about five months and over that short time period, I've noticed a drastic change (for the better) in the way I have been viewing life. Her sessions promote healthy, fulfilling lifestyles as she gives positive and realistic advice to an individual's specific life issues. Her dedication to healing is not limited to only visits as she continuously provides advice via email. I am extremely grateful for meeting Katie and highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling.