Brooke Bralove LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work in Bethesda, Maryland, 20814

Brooke Bralove


Brooke Bralove


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW-C - 12235
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Individual Psychotherapy: $225/45 minute session

Individual Psychotherapy: $300/60 minute session

Group Psychotherapy: $125/75 minute session

Couples Psychotherapy: $300/60 minute session


4940 Hampden Lane
Suite 212
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

My Approach to Helping

Through psychotherapy, every person has the capacity to grow and change and live the life they've always imagined. I can help you recognize and alter patterns in your life, develop new skills to enhance your relationships with family, friends, and partners, and move toward greater joy and personal fulfillment. Many people decide to seek individual therapy after some sort of crisis: a break-up, career change, or loss of a loved one. Others are looking for relief from depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem. Individual psychotherapy can help with all of these issues. I work with people who are seeking change in their life. Perhaps you've wondered, "Why do I keep making the same mistakes over and over again?" Psychotherapy can help answer that and many other questions and put you on the path toward greater acceptance of yourself and others.

More Info About My Practice

I provide kink-aware and LGBTQ-friendly sex therapy to individuals and couples in a sex-positive environment.

I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy© (ART), an evidence-based brief psychotherapy technique using rapid eye movements to reduce symptoms of PTSD, phobias, depression, and anxiety. For more information, visit

I do not accept any insurance, but I do provide a monthly billing statement with all the necessary information for you to seek reimbursement from your healthcare provider directly. I am considered an "out of network" provider.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

Choosing a therapist is more of an art than a science. It is critical that you feel the therapist is empathic, caring, non-judgmental, and emotionally present. Although you can't necessarily tell whether the therapist is a "good fit" from the first session, after 2-3 sessions, you should be able to gage whether you feel emotionally safe enough to share your innermost thoughts and feelings. I believe that I am extremely accepting of my patients and do not judge them or their behavior. I simply seek (with their help) to understand those behaviors and make them more conscious than they had been previously.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Domestic violence, trauma, sexual abuse survivors.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
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