Hi there! My name is Brooke and I could be the right counselor for you if you’re looking for creative solutions to your emotional challenges. I work with teens, adults, couples, and families. I primarily use a method called narrative therapy, which believes that we can rewrite the stories we’ve told ourselves to more accurately represent who we are at our core, separate from our problems. We will work together to identify your concerns, externalize them, and investigate the narratives that are fueling them. If you’re open to it, we’ll even incorporate things like art, journaling, and meditation to relax and open up the mind.
When working with couples, I’ll help you and your partner manage conflict and enhance your friendship using the Gottman Method, which is rooted in decades of research on successful relationships. We’ll identify and eliminate unhealthy patterns in your relationship and replace them with rituals that foster respect and empathy. I am Level 2 trained in the Gottman Method, which means I have completed 36 hours of education through the Gottman Institute.
Using Gottman Method principles, I have designed an 8-session premarital counseling program for couples planning to get married where we will discuss trust, money, sex, family, dreams, and other vital topics.
For couples who are unsure about the future of their relationship, I facilitate a special process called discernment counseling. This is helpful when one couple wants to continue working on the relationship while the other wants to separate or divorce. Discernment counseling is a structured, short-term program that aims to assist the couple in making the best decision for them.
In all my sessions, I aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to talk about whatever is on your mind. I will respond with unconditional empathy and validation. I will empower you to explore your strengths, find solutions to your struggles, and discover new ways of thinking about your life. I will also gently challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and offer accountability as you work towards your goals.
I earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and my Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and Rhetoric from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Brooke Leith, MA, LPC-Associate, Supervised by Faith Ray, LPC-S (#10412), [email protected], 210-646-1611.