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Brooke Bralove, LCSW-C

Office: 4940 Hampden Lane, Suite 212
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Profession: Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Services: Psychotherapy/Counseling
Telehealth (Video/Phone) Therapy
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Session Formats: Individuals
Practice Description:
I am now offering in-person sessions for fully vaccinated and boosted clients. I continue to offer telehealth sessions in Maryland via

My goal as a psychotherapist is to help patients better understand themselves by developing insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and to cultivate the authentic life they have dreamed about. To facilitate this process, I provide a safe and supportive environment in which counterproductive patterns of behavior are examined within the therapeutic relationship. Patients often describe me as “warm, empathic, interactive, and direct.” I am neither the psychoanalyst of the past who is “a blank slate,” nor am I someone who gives advice like a professional coach. My main goal is to find out what keeps you from living the life you were meant to live.

As an eclectic therapist primarily trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, I believe that the unconscious patterns generated in childhood greatly influence the present and future. I help patients heal from childhood wounds that may be impeding their ability to create the life they want. To facilitate that process, I utilize varied approaches (relational, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mind-body) to meet the individual needs of my patients.

As an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I offer sex-positive and kink-aware sex therapy to individuals and couples.

I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy© (ART), an evidence-based brief psychotherapy technique using rapid eye movements to reduce symptoms of PTSD, phobias, depression, and anxiety. For more information, visit
Practice Specialties or Interests:

(Strengths are
in bold text)
Relationship Issues
Adjustment Disorder
Adoption Issues
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Anger Management
Asperger's Syndrome
Bipolar Disorder
Child Abuse
Dissociative Disorders
Domestic Violence
Eating Disorders
Ethnic/Cultural Issues
Gender Identity
Impulse Control Disorders
Infertility Issues
LGBTQ Issues
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Parenting Issues
Personal Growth
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Dysfunction
Stress Management
Substance Abuse
Women's Issues
Shame, Vulnerability, Perfectionism
Sex Therapy
Age Specialties: Adults
Treatment Approaches: Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Experiential Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Multicultural Therapy
Object Relations Therapy
Person-Centered Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Psychosocial Therapy
Self Psychology
Brene Brown's The Daring Way™
Additional Demographic Expertise: African American
Asian American
People with Disabilities
Education: B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1996

M.S.W., Columbia University School of Social Work, 2001
License #: 12235
Licensed In: Maryland
Additional Licenses/ Certifications: Certificate, Clinical Program on Psychotherapy Practice, Washington School of Psychiatry, 2004.
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF), 2014.
Certificate, National Group Psychotherapy Institute, Washington School of Psychiatry, 2014.
Certificate, Supervision Training Program, Washington School of Psychiatry, 2017
Professional Affiliations:
American Academy of Psychotherapists
National Association of Social Workers
Washington School of Psychiatry
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
The Daring Way™ Community
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
Fee Schedule: Individuals: $265 per 45-minute session.

Individuals: $335 per 60-minute session.

Group: $125 per 75-minute session.

Couples: $300 per 60-minute session.
Insurance and Billing Instructions: Due to my commitment to confidentiality, and my belief that your therapy is yours, not your insurance company's, I do not participate on any health insurance panels. Depending on your health coverage, you may be able to apply for reimbursement using the billing statement I give you on a monthly basis.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my professional services do qualify for patient reimbursement under most insurance plans.
Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
Driving Directions: From DC:

Drive North on Wisconsin Ave. toward Bethesda/Rockville. Turn left on Bethesda Ave. Go two blocks and turn right on Arlington Rd. Take your first right on Elm St. My building is on the left at the corner of Arlington and Elm and has an awning marked, “Arlington and Elm Center.” It is next to the Spring Mill Bread Company. Walk up the stairs and follow the hallway around to the right to Suite 212.

From Maryland:

Drive South on Wisconsin Ave. toward Chevy Chase/DC. Turn right on Elm Street and cross Woodmont Ave. The office building is on the right at the corner of Arlington and Elm and has an awning marked, “Arlington and Elm Center.” It is next to the Spring Mill Bread Company. Walk up the stairs and follow the hallway around to the right. Follow signs for Suite 108.

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Brooke Bralove, LCSW-C, Therapist in Bethesda
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Accepting New Clients:  Yes
In Practice Since:  2004
Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes
Near Public Transport:  Yes
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