Brooke Huminski, LICSW - Therapist in Providence, RI

Brooke Huminski

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients; find available Providence therapists here

Note: Brooke is currently accepting new clients for recovery coaching only.


Offers video sessions to clients in RI & MA.

189 Governor St
Suite 202
Providence, RI 02906



Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Seniors (65+)


Mon: 9:00am-3:00pm
Tue: 9:00am-3:00pm
Wed: 9:00am-3:00pm
Thu: 9:00am-4:00pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Professional memberships

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Specialties & expertise

  • Perfectionism

  • Eating disorders

  • Caregiver stress

  • Shame

  • Self-esteem

  • Aging and geriatric issues

  • Chronic illness

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Academic issues

  • Infertility and reproductive counseling

  • Life transitions

  • Relationships

  • Stress management

Professional statement

Brooke Huminski is a therapist in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with particular specialization in eating disorders, perfectionism, caregiver stress, and geriatric and aging related issues. Brooke also offers enhanced eating disorder recovery coaching as a supplemental service to prospective or current adult psychotherapy clients. Coaching offers solutions to real-life challenges (meal support, coping skills, grocery shopping), in real time. Coaching builds upon existing strengths and includes daily out-of-session skills support. Brooke operates from a Health at Every Size® model. Brooke brings her experience as a recovered professional to the healing relationship.

Brooke utilizes an integrative approach grounded in evidence-based practice. She has specialized training and experience in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, pain management, eating disorders, women’s issues, ADHD, chronic illness, caregiver stress, & end of life issues, with experience providing supportive counseling to individuals and families in times of crisis, stress and transition.

Prior to starting private practice, Brooke worked in a variety of healthcare settings including acute care mental health, inpatient cardiology, and inpatient and outpatient obstetrics. She received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Boston College and B.A. from Providence College.


Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Eating disorders and body image challenges – Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; eating disorders as they relate to perfectionism; disordered eating among high achievers
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Perfectionism –  Feelings of inadequacy and failure, self criticism, avoidance and procrastination, related to high standards
Caregiver stress – Feeling overwhelmed, isolated and tired related to caring for a loved one. Difficulty relaxing, poor sleep, losing interest in activities you used to enjoy. 
Shame – Feelings of worthlessness, depression, self-criticism, excessive need for approval, harmful behaviors, avoidance

General expertise

Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
Infertility and reproductive counseling – Support around the emotional, logistical, and technical challenges people encounter when going through infertility and reproductive complications, e.g. infertility, inability to conceive, miscarriages, considering alternative options such as adoption and/or use of donor material
Life transitions –  Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Relationships –  Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Self-esteem – Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

Out-of-pocket fees

Psychotherapy Fees

  • Initial session: $175/session (60min)

  • Ongoing sessions: $160/session (45min)

Eating Disorder Recovery Coaching

  • Please contact Brooke for pricing

Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

Therapist's note: Brooke can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.

Message to clients

"I believe it takes an enormous amount of courage to reach out for help during a time of crisis. Whether it's the first time you're seeking therapy or you're returning and seeking a fresh approach, I'm glad you're here looking for the right fit. I work well with clients who are seeking an intuitive, dynamic, and trauma-informed approach. With gentleness, I help clients uncover their hidden strengths, reduce harmful behaviors, and build supportive relationships."

Treatment approaches

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Family Based Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression, and more generally, helps treat mood disorders. Self-knowledge grounded in sustained meditative awareness is its central tenet. Patients learn to view thoughts as events in the mind, independent of their content and emotional charge. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Strengths-based Therapy

Education and work experience

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Walden Behavioral Care, Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychotherapist, 2017 – 2018
Butler Hospital, Patient Assessment Services Clinician, 2017 – Present
McLean Hospital, Psychiatric Social Worker, per diem, 2014 – 2017
The Miriam Hospital, Crisis Intervention & Clinical Social Worker, 2014 – 2017
Women and Infants Hospital, MSW Internship & Obstetric Social Worker, 2013 – 2014
Rhode Island Hospital, Department of Neuropsychology, Research Assistant 2010-2011

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, MSW, 2014
Providence College, BA, Public and Community Service: Community Health, 2007



Professional endorsements

Brooke, since I have known her, has always been curious, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, and she has a great sense of humor. She was eager to establish a professional relationship with me and to bounce ideas off each other, seek consultation, and share resources. It was a pleasure to work on numerous cases with her. She truly embraces case conceptualization from a biopsychosocial model, and she takes a holistic, warm approach to helping her patients. She is eager and interested in forming the best possible comprehensive plan for each patient. She learns alongside the patient, growing with them to best serve them. I was very impressed with her interest in empirically-supported treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy for eating disorders, and she was a pleasure to talk to while we were colleagues (so much so that we stayed in touch). Always hungry to learn more, Brooke was a pleasure to work with as a colleague and a friend. I’m thrilled that she now works in private practice, and I regularly refer to her without hesitation.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Eating disorders, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, life transitions
— Carly Goldstein, PhD (2018)
Brooke has extensive experience in the eating disorders community. She is on the cutting edge of the field always up to date on the most recent study. She clearly knows what is and will be happening in the field.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? ADHD, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, divorce
— Beth Rollins LICSW (2017)
I highly recommend Brooke to work with clients with eating disorders and trauma. She has a uniquely insightful and gentle approach to her, but is also able to hold a firm, but loving, boundary for clients in need of this. I am consistently impressed be her dedication to the field and thoughtful approach to treating emotional wounds.

Brooke is very enthusiastic about her work and it radiates into her interactions with clients & colleagues. She is making strong connections in the eating disorder community and I can see her being very successful!

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for?
Eating disorders, depression/anxiety, trauma, mindfulness
— Liz Fayram, RDN, LDN, CEDRD (2017)