Adele Brookman

Adele Brookman

Professions: Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 17729
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 20987
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527 Irving St
San Francisco, California 94122 - United States
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My approach to therapy is to fully focus on you, the person, couple, or group coming to see me so you know you are being deeply listened to and warmly regarded. This allows you to "exhale," to feel safe enough to embark on a collaboration with me that is tailor made for you to resolve your problems, and utilize your unique strengths and gifts.

An important part of good therapy is to feel safe enough to talk about things you have not discussed before, and let yourself feel things you didn't know or realize you have been feeling. It's useful to make unconscious material conscious so that we can "put in on the table," examine it, and better understand how to help you deal with it and get better.

Becoming more conscious of what's going on inside of you, identifying it, and being able to express it to another person is a key benefit of good therapy. Developing a comfortable relationship with your therapist can help you develop this same kind of caring relationship with yourself, thereby opening more possibility for good relationships with others, whether it's work, love/romance, or family.

My ability to attune to my clients needs means that I will be very interactive with some people and very quiet with others. The same person might need me to be interactive or quiet at different times.

Email or Call Adele Brookman at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20987

More Info About My Practice

When appropriate, I can do phone, home, hospital, or Skype sessions. I've been in the mental health field for 40 years and licensed in California since 1982.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Helping couples see and change behaviors that are getting them the exact opposite of what they want. Helping individuals develop healthy relationships with themselves. This facilitates healthy relationships with others. Helping couples , individuals, and groups develop a Gratitude Practice to weave into the fabric of their daily life.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dance / Movement Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feldenkrais Method
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis

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