Aloha! My name is Brooke Maloney and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii. I have nearly 15 years experience working as a professional counselor in several different settings. Most recently I worked as an Outreach Counselor in a public middle school for students in 6-8th grade. Here I helped students manage interpersonal issues often arising from conflicts at home, social media, or with their peers. Prior to this, I spent time working as an Individual and Family Therapist. My clients came from all walks of life; some were experiencing difficulty in their lives because of prior abuse and trauma while others were having a hard time navigating and adjusting to certain life events such as the death of a loved one, angry and oppositional children, and/or work and life difficulties. I have worked with families who were having issues establishing roles and defining expectations for all of the members; as well as extensive experience helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustments issues, and other relationship based concerns.
My main goal when working with a client is to not only help alleviate the problem that they are coming to therapy to deal with but to also aid the person in creating the life of their dreams. We often get focused on the symptoms but forget to look at the overall picture of how we would like our lives to look and feel and what steps are needed to get there. Once we begin to work through the current problem we are better able to look to the future and decided how we want it to look and more importantly, how we want to feel about the life we live.
I strive to help clients through a cognitive-behavioral, person centered approach where I integrate mindfulness-based therapy to promote good mental and physical health. In addition, I have had amazing transformational results using a fairly new technique called Emotional Freedom Technique, sometimes shortened to just "Tapping". This form of therapy has been used to treat anxiety, PTSD, aid in weight loss, and to lessen stress and other interpersonal issues. Any life problem can be aided by learning this easily taught and integrated healing modality and we can integrate it into your therapy sessions if you so choose.
Reaching out for help at any point in our lives can be a very difficult decision. Going the distance with a trusted therapist can make all the difference. I applaud you for seeking help to make your life one lived with ease and joy. If you so choose, I would be honored to be your guide on this journey.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
HI LMHC MHC-631
MO LPC 2005037683
I feel so lucky to have connected with Brooke as a Better Help Therapist. She is warm and understanding and very experienced. Brooke has an amazing ability to take what you feel are your dark shameful secrets and feelings, and show you how they were coping mechanisms created to keep you safe in childhood. She makes true healing seem not only possible, but attainable. I am so grateful to be working with her and would definitely recommend her as a therapist!
Written on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Meri "Brooke" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Brooke is very gentle, compassionate and patient. She always made me feel safe to be open and honest about how I was feeling. She is very understanding, validating and supportive in finding ways for me to navigate my personal challenges. I'm very grateful to have received her help and even exchange a few laughs in between. Thank you Brooke!
Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Meri "Brooke" for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
I have really enjoyed speaking to Meri “Brooke” Maloney, I felt like I could confide in her and be open about. Her responses were very understanding and supportive and I found them to be really helpful. Great to talk to.
Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Meri "Brooke" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Brooke is an understanding and intelligent woman who understands people and how to help us. It's very easy for me to connect with her and understand what she is saying.
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Meri "Brooke" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
So grateful for her help. Listens and hears the 'in between' of what I'm saying to help me to reach my goals. Would highly recommend.
Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Meri "Brooke" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd