Camilla J. Brooks, L.C.S.W.
Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples
I am Camilla Brooks, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker practicing in
New York City. I have two areas of speciality: healing the stored effects of trauma and
working with adoption related issues.
I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and change. Access to this healing is
sometimes blocked by negative and destructive patterns that are formed when there is a
need to adapt and survive difficult, traumatic or overwhelming experiences. In a
collaborative, empathic, and safe atmosphere, I facilitate people's connections to their own
resources and foster the creation of a compassionate self that is free to make mindful
choices and unhook old patterns. Through psychodynamic, humanistic and somatically
oriented approaches, I help people find new insights and awareness, build resiliency and
create pathways to greater fulfillment.
I work with people on issues related to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions,
grief, and life stress. I have extensive experience with developmental trauma, sexual
trauma, 9/11 trauma, and single event trauma. I offer additional expertise in the areas of
relationships and adoption issues, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity.
I received my MSW from New York University and have additional post-graduate training. I
am trained in Somatic Experiencing and certified in EMDR. I welcome new clients as well
as those who are looking for new approaches to old problems.
My office is located in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Please contact me to discuss
your needs and to set up an appointment. I offer reasonable rates and am an Aetna