Insight Psychological Therapists - Brooke Hendricks

Brooke Hendricks, Registered Senior Psychologist, M.Ed., (She/Her)

Whether I am working with clients or trainees, I believe in helping individuals develop their internal resources and empowering them to connect to resources in their communities.  My areas of practice are clinical/counselling and forensic psychology.

More About Brooke Hendricks

During individual counselling, I use a primarily client-directed, outcome informed approach, which means I work collaboratively with clients to find out what techniques will work for them given their therapeutic goals. I draw techniques from multiple theoretical orientations including Cognitive/Behavioural Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies.  Finding ways to help clients recognize the changes they are making and/or document their own progress is an area of interest of mine.

My primary passion is psychological assessment.  I believe being a competent assessor means making conclusions and recommendations based on integrating multiple sources of information.  Dependent on the referral question, these sources may include formal assessment measures, structured interviews, clinical interviews, collateral information, and observations. I am particularly excited about helping students and provisionally registered psychologists develop their assessment skills.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

What is your favourite quote?

“You are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.”  Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne

What quick advice do you have for people who are really struggling?  

Asking for help takes courage.  It is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Qualifications

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science granted with Distinction, University of Alberta (Psychology Specialization)

Affiliations

College of Alberta Psychologists – Registered for autonomous practice

Psychologist Association of Alberta

Canadian Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

Certifications

Alberta Solicitor General Victim Advocate Certification

Certification in Critical Incident Stress Management

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Anxiety & Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harming
Mental Health Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Other Areas
  • Anger Management
Trauma Care
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

I have experience in:

  • Anxiety
  • Becoming a Parent or the Addition of Children
  • Depression
  • Difficult People
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Life Transitions
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma
  • Physical Abuse
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Pregnancy
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workplace Trauma

My treatment approaches:

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Anxiety Assessment
  • Assessments for Learning Disorders
  • Behavioural Assessment
  • Career/Occupational Assessments
  • Depression Assessment
  • Forensic Assessment (Sex Offending & Violence Risk)
  • Gifted/Intellectually Advanced Assessment
  • Mental Health
  • PN7 Assessment
  • Parental Assessment
  • Personality & Behaviour Assessments
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma Assessment
  • Postpartum Depression (PPD) Assessment
  • Psychoeducational Assessment
  • Psychological Functional Capacity
  • Return to Work Assessment
  • SAFE Assessment