Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Catherine Brooks and I am the director and founder of Good Therapy San Diego. I am a Board Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience treating individuals and couples. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work with specialized focus on children, youth and family. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems and Advanced Trained in Gottman Couples Therapy. In addition, I am certified in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and I am a certified EMDR therapist and approved EMDR consultant to other therapists. I utilize EMDR for trauma, developmental trauma, treatment resistant depression and anxiety, and attachment issues.
Due to the vast knowledge I have gained working within the behavioral health field, I am fully aware of the complex nature of the human experience. I have vast experience within the geriatric community and I continue to treat this population. I led a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Partial Hospitalization Program treating adult and geriatric patients who suffered with Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, occurring Disorders, Eating disorders, and much more. In addition, from my work with the Department of Children and Family Services, I have extensive experience in treating abuse and families in crisis. I earned a prestigious scholarship from the Inter-university Consortium Program for a one year paid internship with focus on intensive training in cultural diversity (including LGBTQI community), family dynamics, child abuse, chronic illness, grief, and domestic violence. I worked collaboratively with LAPD stabilizing hectic environments, investigating crime/ abuse, and protecting at-risk children in immediate danger. I preformed crisis intervention with both parents and children, conducted risk and safety assessment of home, parents and environment, and managed custody disputes and child alienation cases.
Currently, I am the CEO and clinical director of Good Therapy San Diego and have a full time outpatient private practice. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Eating Disorders, Postpartum Distress, and Trauma-Related Disorders. I specifically find great meaning in treating family members who have lost a parent or spouse to a trauma or chronic/terminal illness. Along with treating trauma, I provide professional clinical consultation to my peers, Consultation for certification in EMDR, and supervision to interns/ associates.
My mission at GTSD is to bridge the gap between mental and physical well-being in our patients and to affect the larger community in a positive way. I absolutely love my job because my passion is to be of service. I find great purpose in helping people find themselves again when their lives have become challenging. The meaning that I get from being in the room as my clients work through their pain, complete their goals and come to a place of resolve, and as a consequence, joy, is invaluable to me. I feel grateful and honored to be chosen to help. My hope is that if you are in pain, we can help you.
Hope to meet you soon :)