Psychotherapy Services

Successful psychotherapy can improve the quality of your life in many ways that lead to greater self-understanding, better self-esteem, an increased capacity for intimacy, a greater ability to tolerate, face, and communicate feelings, and more acceptance of one’s self and others.

Who I Work With

I work with teens fifteen and older, with adults, and with couples in short- and long-term psychotherapy. I also provide group therapy. I have developed expertise working with a wide range of clients of varying ages, professions, cultures, races, and lifestyles. I have multiple areas of focus that include: anxiety, depression, work stress, creativity, dreams, relationship conflicts, sleep problems, work stress, low self-esteem, alcohol and drug abuse, loss, critical illness, and trauma.

Practice Philosophy

Psychotherapy is a very personal experience. It is not like a visit to a medical doctor. It calls for an active commitment on your part in collaboration with my efforts to understand you. Its effectiveness depends on how hard you work on your issues during and outside of therapy, in addition to how well we work together. I am pragmatic and interactive in my approach. Individuals come to therapy for different reasons, with unique histories, strengths, weaknesses, and expectations. Individuals don’t easily fit into neat diagnostic categories. I adapt my style to address your particular needs. My goal is to create a safe place where you will feel supported to do the challenging work of self-exploration, self-acceptance, and behavioral change.

Change = Self-Awareness + Support + Action + Time + Acceptance

The sense of being listened to and understood by another person can be deeply grounding and motivating. Self-awareness creates the space for change. This space becomes generative with support and self-compassion. From this space one begins to take risks and try new behaviors. These efforts lead to different outcomes and more adaptive ways of thinking about one’s life.

drlarrybrooks

Larry Brooks, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License # PSY 8161

138 N. Brand #300
Glendale, CA 91203

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