Brooke Petersen, LCSW-C serves clients via telehealth throughout the state of Maryland for the Center of Adoption Support and Education. Brooke earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, and her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She received a post-graduate Adoption Certification from Rutgers University School of Social Work and also completed the TAC ™ training in 2021.
Brooke has over 10 years of clinical experience providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to youth and their pre and post adoptive/kinship families. She has worked with children, teens, and adults within the school, community, and outpatient settings. Brooke’s experience also includes providing clinical and administrative supervision to a team of Adoption Support Therapists and facilitating case conferences as a Provider Partner for the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.
Brooke specializes in complicated grief and loss, complex trauma, and attachment. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, collaborative, and holistic with a strong emphasis on client empowerment. She has extensive training in several evidenced-based practices and modalities such as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Play Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She often uses creative and expressive therapeutic interventions such as music, art, sand tray, and play therapy.