brooke donatone

brooke donatone

I have been working as a psychotherapist for almost 15 years. I received my Master of Social Work degree from SUNY Stony Brook, and my PhD in Social Work from NYU.
I have experience working with a wide variety of issues and people. I work with people who experience depression, stress, panic attacks, nightmares, anxiety, sleep problems, trauma, and many other issues. I also have experience working with people from many different cultures, ethnicities, religious backgrounds, abilities, and ages. I have worked a lot with people in the queer community regarding coming out, gender spectrum-issues and BDSM/Poly/Kink relationships
I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches and use a more blended model to address problems, since I do not believe that any one framework can suit the needs of everyone because each person has different needs.
I have been trained in short-term models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as somatic-based treatments such as Clinical Hypnotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness.

I take a more relational, solution-focused approach to therapy with the goal of teaching people how to improve problem-solving on their own. I view therapy as a means to enhance the tools that people already have, instead of the therapist being the expert in treatment.

I specialize in clinical hypnotherapy, and I am the current President of NYSEPH (NY Society for Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis). I use hypnotherapy to help a variety of issues, such as fear of flying, smoking cessation, and panic attacks. I have worked extensively using hypnotherapy for pain management and chronic illness symptoms with almost every type of pain, from post-injury to back pain, and tension headaches. I have also worked with many people who living with chronic conditions, including HIV, pain-related auto-immune disorders such as Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Lupus, in addition to IBD-spectrum illnesses such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. I find it helpful to teach people self-hypnosis so they are able to have ways of reducing their symptoms on their own.
Practice details and Contact
You can reach me by phone at 646 361 5229, and/or via email: bdonatonelcsw@gmail.com

Office Location:
450 Prospect Avenue
Bell #3
South Slope, Brooklyn

Or at

19 W 34th Street,
New York, NY