Brooke Andregic, LMSW
Brooke’s therapeutic practice is characterized by Rogerian ideals: empathy, warmth, unconditional positive regard, and authenticity as defined by Carl Rogers. Brooke enjoys working with people at all stages of life: adults, couples, teens, and children. Brooke has a special affinity for adolescent clients and the unique challenges of parents raising millennials in the age of social media. Brooke primarily takes an experiential approach to therapy, whereby the client is engaged in active participation through varied interventions.
Brooke brings a trauma-based perspective to work with individuals through her training and experience in TF-CBT (Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).
Brooke loves working with adolescents and primarily uses a ‘Risk-Reduction Family Therapy’- based approach to the special challenges of teens growing up in the age of social media.
Brooke has facilitated the evidence-based SBP (Sexual Behavior Problems) groups to help teach male children and adolescents appropriate sexual boundaries through intensive weekly group and family-oriented therapy. Issues related to sexuality can be very sensitive and difficult; Brooke has a comfort level with these issues.
Brooke learned to communicate in Spanish while earning her bachelor’s degrees, but it is her traveling experiences that bring a unique and culturally-sensitive perspective to work with the Hispanic community, and with immigrants from other countries. Being a stranger in a strange land ( Santiago Chile, Manzanillo Mexico) (teaching English in Phuket Thailand) is something that Brooke is intimately familiar with; a unique challenge and character-building experience. Brooke is able to provide all services in both English and Spanish speaking families and victims to the agency and its services.
Brooke also has facilitated (Department of Social Services -mandated) Clarification Parenting Groups, teaching parents alternative disciplinary techniques and strategies.
Brooke has worked in variety of settings, including: youth literacy camp(s), Montessori education, TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language), domestic violence emergency shelter and services, the male veterans wing of a temporary housing (homeless) shelter, and a child advocacy center.
- Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, where she was named ‘MSW Student of the cohort’
- recipient of Sara Campbell MSW scholarship
- recipient of Dorothea Krump Couch scholarship for social justice
- Social Justice assistantship
- Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and Latin American Caribbean Studies
- minor in Linguistics
Brooke has completed a multitude of continuing education trainings and seminars including but not limited to those pertaining to the following therapeutic modalities:
- Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
- Registered Play Therapy (in process) with sand tray facilitation
National Association of Social Workers