Camilla J. Brooks

SE™ Practitioner

As a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker practicing in New York City, I have two areas of specialty: healing the stored effects of trauma and working with adoption related issues. I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and change. Access to this healing is sometimes blocked by negative and destructive patterns that are formed when there is a need to adapt and survive difficult, traumatic or overwhelming experiences. In a collaborative, empathic, and safe atmosphere, I facilitate people's connections to their own resources and foster the creation of a compassionate self that is free to make mindful choices and unhook old patterns. Through psychodynamic, humanistic and somatically oriented approaches, I help people find new insights and awareness, build resiliency and create pathways to greater fulfillment.I work with people on issues related to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions, grief, and life stress. I have extensive experience with childhood and developmental trauma, sexual trauma, 9/11 trauma, and single event trauma. I offer additional expertise in the areas of relationships and adoption issues, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity. I work with individuals and couples. I received my MSW from New York University and have additional post-graduate training. I am trained in Somatic Experiencing and certified in EMDR. I welcome new clients as well as those who are looking for new approaches to old problems.My office is located in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. Please contact me to discuss your needs and to set up an appointment. I am an in-network Aetna provider and work with clients who have other insurance coverage.


  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title


Professional Certifications

Certified EMDR Practitioner