Brooke Yaffe

(MEd, LPC)

About Me

Hello my name is Brooke Yaffe. I am an LPC with a license issued by the state of Oklahoma and I have an M.Ed. in Applied Behavioral Studies/Counseling. I have over 3 years of counseling experience. Prior to being an LPC I was a secondary science and special education teacher. I have taught grades 3 through 12. In a therapeutic setting I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, parenting issues, social behavior, transgender, sexual identity, career/life transitions, educational conflicts/test anxiety, and crisis counseling.

I am experienced in many counseling techniques and have an open minded compassionate approach. My counseling style and approach is Holistic/Integrative. The first few sessions start out with a person-centered therapy approach. It is important to establish a trusting, ethical, therapeutic relationship by form of congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy in the beginning. Many times a person-centered approach leads the client to discover the answers for themselves. However, the information collected in the first few sessions may lead to a better suited theory. With issues like depression or anxiety, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) can be helpful and an optional approach therapy. CBT has also been great when working with adolescents who struggle with aggression and conduct disorders. Dialectical behavior therapy techniques to be useful in a counseling setting as well. My counseling style and approach really depends on the client and what best fits the situation. Person-centered therapy, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness have been my main approach and style.

Whether you are seeking change for a healthier happier life, or just need a non judgmental ear to listen, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #6956 (Expires: 2020-11-01)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Brooke for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wonderful! Really gets my rhythm and lets me flow in and out of setting up meetings, asking questions, etc as I go.

Written by B.U. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Brooke for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Brooke has been absolutely phenomenal. From the beginning she showed nothing but empathy. She is super knowledgeable about LGBTQ+ issues and I would 110% recommend her to anyone in my community seeking help. She sets goals not for me, but with me. I feel myself growing and it has been an immense relief for me. I trust her expertise and I look forward to continue working with her!

Written by L.I. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Brooke for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Brooke has always given me the tools and advice needed to get me through whatever I’m going through. She has been so wonderful in my healing and has helped me understand myself better.

Written by R.A. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Brooke for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brooke has been my first counselor, and it has been a great experience. She is very helpful, offers great incite, and has effective suggestions in dealing with my problems.

Written by J.O. on Nov 27, 2019 after counseling with Brooke for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Brooke is amazing, she is kind and calming when you talk to her and she gives you great advice. If you actually listen to her, she tells you what you NEED to hear. But she isn't blunt and I guess you could say, telling you what to do. But she steers the ship really well for you if you are willing to listen. I appreciate everything she has helped me with and sometimes it was just like a friend to talk to versus a counselor. If I ever need help again I hope I can find her.

Written by M.E. on Nov 20, 2019 after counseling with Brooke for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I thought that I didn’t have time for counseling and that the little time I did have wouldn’t be enough to make a difference. Brooke has done an excellent job of helping me through chat, while offering me more options for conversation when I have time. I feel like she takes my concerns seriously and always responds to my messages in a timely manner. Just in the few weeks I’ve been using BetterHelp I’ve noticed a big shift in the way I handle stress and anxiety.