Farah Westbrook

(LMHC, LPC, LCPC)
Therapist Farah Westbrook Photo

About Me

Thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. Finding the right therapist to meet your individual needs is a very important step and I am hopeful that I will be able to assist you. I find great passion in assisting my clients in meeting and surpassing their full potential.

After I obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology, I continued my education and received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed in multiple states, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, and a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider. I have experience with working with individuals of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, and genders.

Although I use multiple counseling techniques (Narrative Therapy, Person-Centered, Solution Focused, etc) in order to meet my client's individual needs, my work with clients is primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy perspective. I believe that the connections between rationality and emotion as well as mind and body are essential in accomplishing behavioral change through logical thinking. Becoming more aware of damaging automatic thoughts and acquiring the ability to revise cognitions impacts one’s behaviors and ultimately may lead to positive change. In addition, I hold a great appreciation for the unconscious and the power it has over one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The intimate process of making the unconscious conscious is a fundamental step toward growth, development, and change. Being able to recognize how unresolved conflicts from the past influence the present and manifests in unhealthy cyclical patterns gives one the power and confidence to take control.​​

It is my belief that therapy is an intense, engaging, rewarding, and collaborative process. One of the main purposes of therapy is for one to gain a deeper understanding of self by exploring personal experiences, perspectives, and expectations. Regardless of the presenting issue, I provide my clients with a high level of respect, honesty, and genuineness. After successful completion of therapy, it is my hope that my clients will be able to incorporate what will be presented throughout therapy sessions into multiple life circumstances.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCPC #LC7393 (Expires: 2022-01-31)

LPC #PRC14925 (Expires: 2022-12-31)

LMHC #LH60474417 (Expires: 2022-05-23)


Reviews

Written by N.O. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

She is a great therapist

Written by L.E. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

I am so thankful to have Farah in my life. I've used app-based therapy in the past and it's been helpful but she is such a good fit for my needs that it makes a world of a difference. There's so much value in feeling listened to and respected. I welcome her guidance and look forward to the research articles she shares periodically for further growth.

Written by E.M. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Farah is an exceptional counselor. She is clearly dedicated and really listens and cares about my issues. She has helped me a great deal in my healing.

Written by M.A. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, parenting issues, and career difficulties

She is an amazing angel. So calming and kind and patient and accepting. As this is my first time in counseling I think I lucked out with her. As a queer person too, finding a counselor is so intimidating based on all the horror stories you hear but Farrah is so accepting and truly wants me to be comfortable in my own skin.

Written by U.M. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Farah is one of the most genuine and kind people I have met in my life.
Her help and guidance really helped through a lot of difficult times.
Kudos to her!

Written by A.N. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Farrah is really cool and does everything she can to respond to what my needs appear to be at the time and also to get me a spot to talk to her further

Written by K.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I appreciate the time Farah takes to listen to what I’m saying and processes it so she can find the best intervention. Her voice is also calm and soothing. It makes me feel comfortable.

Written by C.L. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Farah is very understanding and very knowledgeable. She definitely helps with my mental state and she responds very quickly. I often feel like I’m venting to a friend when I message her. She is great and very highly recommend her

Written by J.A. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Farah Westbrook is a great counselor she does great work and is kind and caring she responds to me when when I express my concerns and checks in on me regularly. I highly recommend her services.

Written by M.E. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Farah has been amazing so far in the few short weeks I have been working with her. I already feel changes in myself that I have strived to achieve for years. She has also given me the tools to succeed in the long run and exercises to help me when needed

Written by M.A. on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I reached a point in my life where it felt like I hit rock bottom. I was depressed due to losing my job and having issues with my loved ones. I felt stuck and I didn't know what to do to become better.

It was my first time ever enrolling in counseling, so I was very inexperienced with what to do. During my first interactions with Farah, I was feeling so many emotions that I could not process and figure out the root of my depression, so I typed out all the negative feelings I was experiencing, and all the issues and struggles I was going through. Farah was very patient and very understanding and she was able to organize everything that I was feeling and pinpoint the root of the problem. She was very reassuring that I will be okay and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. She was there for me whenever my feelings were overwhelming.

Farah helped me get through a very dark and difficult time in my life. I am very thankful that she was there for me and was able to help me process and understand my emotions and help me figure out a way to move forward. Now I can happily say that I have overcome my depression and I feel reassured that Farah can help me out whenever I feel lost.

Although I have moved past my depression, I continue to be enrolled with Farah just to be prepared in case I face any more difficulties with my emotions.

Written by Z.. on Apr 06, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Farah has been very supportive to me through several concerns including sexuality, career and life transitions. I like the questions that she poses as they really help me to understand my perspective further. And I feel respected by her. Highly recommend!

Written by M.O. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Farah for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Farah is an amazing therapist. She is empathetic and kind, and it’s evident that she exhibits these traits in all areas of her life. So she is not only my therapist, but a role model as well. I am incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to work with her.

Written by K.A. on Dec 26, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

So far, so good. She’s great!

Written by A.L. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Farah really listens, and she seems to pick up on what is left unsaid, which is surprising and helpful. She offers positive support and tips that I’m using in day to day life. So far, even just talking things out with her and using the tools she is providing, I’m feeling more confident in myself.

Written by K.A. on Nov 05, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I started talking to Farah at the beginning of 2020, and she helped me unpack so much of what was bringing me down daily without any judgement whatsoever. She is attentive and knows exactly what questions to ask. I'm so thankful we had started our communication before Covid hit and maintained it throughout. I feel equipped to move on now, but I will miss her!

Written by M.A. on Nov 03, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Farah was amazing. She is compassionate, understanding, and kind. I always appreciated her prompt responses following rough days and nights. I truly felt heard and understood. Farah definitely was an amazing counselor to me.

Written by J.U. on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Farah is a kind and attentive counselor. I’m such a short time with her I feel comfortable and reassured. She is very knowledgeable and involved making the therapy experience very personal and productive. I am very happy I was matched with her. Her voice is so sweet and calming, a true Gem.

Written by E.M. on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Farah is so easily approachable. I immediately felt comfortable sharing and opening up to her.

Written by B.R. on Oct 13, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Farah Westbrook is one of a kind counselor. Initially, I was hesitant about joining betterhelp because I wasn't use to distance counseling. Yet, Farah has far exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful. I'm learning so much bout reactionary behavior and healthy coping mechanisms. Thank you Farah for such a wonderful experience. I would recommend her to anyone!!!!!

Written by T.Y. on Sep 25, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is very well versed in psychology and very helpful including ways to live a better life everyday

Written by S.I. on Sep 20, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

I’ve been working with Farah for a couple months now and have really appreciated her presence during this difficult times. She’s really listened to my needs and provided good exercises to help me cope with my anxiety and accountability to make better decisions on my own behalf. I also just love hearing from her because I feel comfort and calm just hearing her voice. I’ve already made progress in curbing my addiction and finding peace in places I’ve been searching for it my entire life. I’m so grateful I got paired with her.

Written by V.I. on Sep 13, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is so awesome, caring, present and I highly rec her !

Written by J.A. on Aug 28, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Farah is really a great therapist. The first session I had with her, I immediately felt a connection. Her tone is very warm and she always listens to what I'm saying and helps me unpack things. I've been in therapy for a long time and she is definitely one of the best I've had. I have a really intense job and she is always patient with me on completing the homework and responding to her. I feel like I have a lot of great resources now to work with. One thing about BetterHelp is that the sessions are only 30 minutes so getting on the background information and forming a relationship takes a while in the beginning. However, Farah is really responsive when you message her.

Written by G.A. on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

One of the best counselors I’ve had. I immediately felt comfortable working with her. She’s great at adapting to your needs and I would highly recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Aug 24, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Farah is great, opening up and taking with someone with no judgement makes everything a but easier

Written by K.A. on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Farah is an amazing person to talk to. Some things I am embarrassed to talk about, I have never felt judged by her. She listens and respects me. I enjoy speaking with her.

Written by B.R. on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and adhd

Farah is honestly super awesome. She sends a lot of helpful information to help with what you're dealing with. She also provides a good unbiased opinion about things.

Written by G.I. on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Farah is very easy to talk to, she's nice and energetic and really makes me feel comfortable. I always have the feeling she listens and she's really helped me understand things I wasn't able to see on my own.

Written by M.I. on Aug 16, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 5 months on issues concerning anger management

Farah has been instrumental in keeping my mental health as centered and secure as can be during this uncertain pandemic time. She is always patient and supportive, listens and encourages key/new perspectives that have ultimately helped me process through whatever issues I bring to the table.

Written by M.O. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Farah Westbrook is the best! Very qualified and gifted in her craft.

Written by A.L. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 6 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I first started working with Farah in mid to late January of this year, so roughly a month and a half before covid-19 really hit the U.S. I was already dealing with depression and anxiety at the time from what I could tell, and the pandemic has only made it worse, as I'm sure it has for others with similar struggles. To provide some context, this is only my second time working with a therapist. My first experience was lackluster and frustrating, as I'd already been adamantly opposed to therapy for myself in the first place. So when I was initially paired with Farah, I was still very skeptical in the beginning and my expectations, frankly, were not high. Since then, she's proved to be kind, consistent in checking in even when I'm not — during a pandemic at that — and genuine. Even more importantly though, through working with her, I feel like I'm finally able to start unpacking and trying to make sense of the negative experiences and issues I've had, but stifled and bottled up for years. She hasn't ever been judgmental, which was a general concern of mine with therapists, and she's actually helped me begin to understand the "why" behind my struggles. Not only that, but she also provides educational resources with both explanations of common struggles people may have/why they may have them and practical methods/strategies that can be used to help remedy them in addition to the therapy itself. Overall, being in therapy itself is still a mental/emotional adjustment for me, but I feel optimistic that with Farah's help, I'll come out better than when I entered it. Please don't hesitate to book a session with her — she's great and really works to ensure you're getting the most you want out of therapy. I daresay, you'll be glad you did.

Written by A.N. on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Working with Farah has been so refreshing. Farah is always professional and warm in our sessions. It has been comfortable to open up when we work together and I feel that progress has been made since we started working together. I highly recommend working with Farah.

Written by A.N. on Aug 12, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I came to BetterHelp when I was in a really tough place mentally, and I’ve been feeling a lot better since thanks to Farah. Her homework helps me to be mindful of the tools I have to help myself, and she’s always quick to respond to messages or journal entries. Farah has been fantastic!

Written by G.R. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Farah is extremely patient, straight forward and a great listener. She gives action centered guidance and makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. I recommend her to anyone looking for counseling!

Written by M.A. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

Farah has been an amazing addition to my life. Not only is she great at helping me process my feelings and experiences in a healthy way, but she always makes herself available. Day or night, Farah is there.

Written by A.L. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've had a great experience with her! I am not frequent but when I need help she is generally responsive, and offers great advice. I don't feel like I am being judged when she reads my journal entries. I would recommend her to a friend!

Written by C.H. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Farah is truly the greatest and has been so helpful in my journey. She is friendly, caring, thoughtful and attentive. I started my journey with her due to the pressures of covid and she has helped me through. Her expertise has made a world of a difference. Highly recommend!

Written by B.L. on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Farah is great. Excellent listener and can make sense out of the confusion in the thoughts or stories you share with her. She asks all the right questions to help get at the core of your issues, and gives honest feedback while being gentle and understanding. She will look out for your best interests and always put you in a position to get the help that you most need.

Written by B.I. on May 14, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 3 months

Farah is very good at listening and then asking a question that gets to the heart of the matter. She is quite perceptive and communicates very well. Her style is one that makes you immediately comfortable with her.

Written by M.A. on May 13, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Farah is a wonderfully supportive counselor who brings a genuine honesty and compassion to her work with clients. She also shares useful tips weekly that are relevant to taking care of ourselves to be our best Self. Thank you again! ❤

Written by W.A. on May 12, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Farah is the first counselor I’ve ever had. My experience with her gives me a lot of faith in therapy, and I’m excited to continue processing with her for as long as I can

Written by A.U. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great work. She knows that you need help when you reach out in that moment and also takes the time to get an understanding of the underline issues that you have been going through.

Written by W.I. on Mar 10, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have only have two sessions with her, and I have read her input she provides.. It is helpful.

Written by C.H. on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She makes me feel as if my problems can be taken care of. I feel very comfortable with her. I always look forward to our sessions.

Written by A.B. on Mar 03, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Farah is a kind and gentle counselor who's expertise and professionalism comes through clear to give a sense of calm and confidence with me as her client. I have never had the sense that Farah makes assumptions about me or what I am feeling and instead finds ways to pose questions that strike at the core of what can oftentimes feel like a swirling dust storm of thoughts and emotions. I would certainly recommend Farah to others seeking support with working through their feelings and finding healthy solutions.

Written by N.I. on Feb 21, 2020 after therapy with Farah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

She is amazing. She is patient, kind and knowledgeable.

Written by L.A. on Feb 01, 2018 after therapy with Farah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Farah has been a terrific anchor during a rocky and lonely time in my life. It helps immensely to know I have someone in my corner, who doesn't just do the basic validating I need, but also challenges me to try new approaches to the same old problems. Her wisdom is what makes her a true gem of a counselor. Nearly every session, she has a new perspective or idea that I hadn't thought about before (and I think about everything a lot!). I'd highly recommend working with her.

Written by A.N. on Sep 25, 2017 after therapy with Farah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Farrah Westbrook is intuitive, wise and a generous listener with constructive questions for me to regain my best self.

Written by S.H. on Jul 04, 2017 after therapy with Farah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I have found this is the most beneficial counseling! She is very understanding she listens well - doesn't give too much advice where not needed, just more self-motivation and self-confidence. I'm very thankful!

Written by J.O. on Jun 26, 2017 after therapy with Farah for 2 months on issues concerning grief, and sleeping

Farah is completely non-judgmental, and has helped me discover some things about myself I didn't know. She's encouraging, and helps me achieve goals.