Brooke is the Founder and Director of Creative Kinections and Creative Kinections Institute. She holds a Master’s in Drama Therapy from New York University. Brooke received a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Program for Social Impact and Strategy, where she serves as a teaching fellow. Brooke is a licensed creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist, and a board certified trainer of Drama Therapy. She was honored to receive the 2018 Women’s Excellence award in the category of Children’s Advocacy. Brooke was named “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Doc” in the category of psychotherapy between 2013-2018 by the clients she serves and was featured in NJ Family magazine. Brooke is a guest lecturer at New York University, The School of Visual Arts, and Rutgers University. Through her work with Creative Kinections, Brooke developed partnerships with schools, universities, hospitals, recreation centers, mental health facilities, non-profit organizations, addictions centers, and domestic violence agencies.
She has fifteen years of experience working with individuals of all ages with a specialization with children and those who may struggle with autism, depression, anxiety trauma, various forms of abuse, women, girls, and parents. Brooke served several years as the Coordinator and team supervisor of a research-based creative arts therapy program for children exposed to family violence. She has lectured at police stations, national conferences, agencies, and organizations. She received the 2018 Service Award from the North American Drama Therapy Association as part of the NJ Drama Therapy and Dance / Movement Therapy TaskForce for her years of volunteer work advocating for a drama therapy bill.
Read Brooke’s article here about How to Parent With Attunement and Creativity.
Brooke was selected as “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Doc” in the field of psychotherapy for a sixth year in a row (2013 -2018) from NJ Family magazine voted by the families she serves.