About me

Hello! I’m Brooke Acosta

I work with individuals of all ages and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal ideation, and young adult transitions. I utilize tools from Existential Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and psychoeducation tailoring treatment to meet the unique needs of each person I work with.
Experience

My Timeline

Addictions Tech Rosecrance
Master of Science in Counseling
Addictions Counselor Rosecrance
Qualified Mental Health Professional Illinois Department of Corrections
Therapist Transformations Counseling

2014
2019
2019
2020
2020
what i treat

Practice

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Problematic Behaviors
  • Relationship Issues
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Trauma
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Marriage and Family
  • Women's Issues
  • Phase of Life Issues
Existential

Existential

Existential psychotherapies use a range of approaches, but major themes focus on your responsibility and freedom.

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CBT

CBT

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors...

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Marriage & Family

Marriage & Family

Marriage and Family Therapy examines how an individual’s behavior affects both the individual and their relationship as part of a couple or...

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Dialectical Behavior

Dialectical Behavior

DBT provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing...

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Where I treat

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    Express Your Feelings
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    Find Peace of Mind
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    Find Yourself
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    Form Better Relationships
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    Work/Life Balance
T.G.

"My mind was filled with such false beliefs and unrelenting self-criticism that the depression it left me with was consuming and left me feeling helpless. With my therapist's help, I have been able to work through these issues and see positive changes and a better life I never thought I'd get to see."

T G , client
Dr. Martha Crotts

I think that Dr. Nelson's ability to engage and guide [a] patient in the psychotherapeutic process has been nothing short of miraculous, and it has allowed her to make wonderful progress in a brief period of time.

Dr. Martha Crotts , MD Psychiatrist
Linda Chang

Dr. Nelson has exceptional clinical skills and flexibility to be able to work with individuals from different disciplines and always has an open-door policy for all learners.

Dr. Linda Chang, PharmD
D.B.

I was able to unlearn the false truths developed at a young age and bring to light my real self, giving me confidence, and learning to love myself as I am. I'm forever grateful for the impact he has had on my life.

D B, client