I really enjoy helping individuals find their "aha" moment through motivational interviewing and also helping couples to communicate better and improve the relationship overall by meeting their goal for why they started therapy in the 1st place.
After graduating from University of Phoenix in 2009 I began my 1st therapy job at a local methadone clinic in Fresno. I learned so much about motivational interviewing and goal attainment along with substance use issues through that experience that lasted for 7 years. I had an excellent supervisor who was trained in gottman couples therapy And also trained me through that modotti and I use that modality in my current position conducting couples therapy for the last 2 years and gottman is highly successful in goal tainment of improving communication, improving intimacy, improving relationship overall and also exploring the perpetual issues in the relationship in ways to navigate and mediate when those issues come back.
Through my years at working with that rehab I did obtain my CADC in 2013 and have been an LMFT since 2018.
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Currently new couples will need to call Antoinette Brookins for an appointment and to check on their insurance billing.
Antoinette's number can be obtained by contacting me if you would like to begin the process of setting up an appointment.
I graduated from University of Phoenix in 2009 and had been working with drug rehab after that through my internship and has received my CADC in the process along with getting trained through Marjaree Mason Center in their 40 hour training for battered prevention intervention and domestic violence education.
I have been trained to use Gottman couples intervention techniques through my internship and exclusively use Gottman currently on a full time basis with couples that I see on a weekly basis and the couples have high success rate through the Gottman interventions.
I also have experience working with families in parenting struggles, parenting differences and issues interacting with extended family including boundaries and co dependency/enabling behaviors. I have extensive experience in couples therapy through Gottman counseling approach.
My approach combines motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, Gottman couples therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and transtheoretical model of behavior change. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
The insurance that is currently being taken is: Kaiser
Anthem Blue Cross medi-cal
Cal Viva medi-cal
along with out of network insurance as well.
Should you not have insurance in need to pay cash the range is from 80 to a 120 an hour.
I have experience conducting individual therapy along with adolescents, children and also has experience working with families in parenting struggles, parenting differences and issues interacting with extended family including boundaries and co dependency/enabling behaviors. I have extensive experience in couples therapy through Gottman counseling approach.
I enjoy working within the modality of motivational interviewing and stages of change in order to provide individuals with the tools to combat current negative outcomes an individual feels they don't want to continue and to create new opportunities through the process of change that occurs thriving therapy.