Brooke Schmaling, MSSW, LCSW
Thank you for visiting my website. Whether you are a parent seeking support for your child or adolescent, a student navigating the challenging waters of high school or college, or an adult ready to make some changes in your life, you are taking an important step! With the right fit, psychotherapy can be very strong medicine – one of the most powerful tools we have to help heal and change. I offer supportive services for children, adolescents, young adults, parents and families.
Whatever the situation, I am here to help you and your family live your best possible life. I would be happy to speak with you and happy to help. Please call or email me to set up a free phone consultation.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and English from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I completed a two year postgraduate fellowship in clinical social work at Yale Child Study Center, in the Yale University School of Medicine. I served on the clinical faculty at Yale Child Study Center and as a clinician in the adolescent inpatient unit and intensive outpatient programs at Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital for several years, and I opened my private practice in 2004. I am licensed in both North Carolina and Connecticut.
I have extensive training in evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and families and professional experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings. As such, my theoretical background is broad and eclectic, and I tailor my approach to therapy to fit the needs of each individual and family. I generally combine insight-oriented, skill-building and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help deepen self-understanding, develop tools to better manage emotions and interpersonal relationships, and approach problems more effectively.
I provide treatment for children (ages 3-12), adolescents (13-18), adults and families. Some common reasons for referral are: