Salida Brooks, MA
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,
B.F.A. Graphic Design
Liberty University, M.A. Professional Counseling
Certifications and Training
Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider
Bowen Family Systems Therapy
Clinical Hypnosis and Rapid Resolution Therapy
I believe that in order to bring about
lasting change and healing, it is important to treat the whole person: mind,
body, and spirit. Every person has a story. I seek to honor each individual’s
life and experience as a means to identify their strengths that can be built
upon with new life skills and ways of viewing and relating to themselves,
others, and the world around them. In my work with children and teens, I
emphasize the importance of not only treating the individual, but also
equipping the family to function in a more healthy way.
Depression, anger, self-harming behaviors, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, behavioral issues, trauma and abuse, PTSD, adjustment and phase of life issues, women’s issues, and parenting concerns.
I work with children and adults. My primary focus is counseling adolescents, young adults, and women.
For over 15 years, I have worked in
various roles with adolescents: first in church and volunteer settings, and for
the past 8 years, as a counselor. I began my adult life as a graphic designer.
Counseling is calling that came about as I experienced my own healing and
health. My life experience gives me a unique perspective on hurt and healing
that allows me to come alongside those I meet with a heart of mercy and
compassion. My desire is to guide others through the storms of life and into a
place of hope and healing from the heart of one who knows that is possible.
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used
when we created them.” Albert Einstein
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
The Search for Significance by Robert McGee