Brooke  Huminski

Brooke Huminski

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Perfectionism
  • Eating disorders
  • College, graduate, and medical student mental health
  • Shame
  • Self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Academic issues
  • Infertility and reproductive counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Medical professionals’ mental health and physician wellness
  • Existential crises and challenges
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Brooke Huminski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island with a specialization with eating disorders, perfectionism, healthcare worker mental health, and student (college, medical, graduate) mental health. Brooke also sees clients in Massachusetts via remote therapy.

Brooke has worked and trained in a myriad of health and mental health settings over the past ten years including McLean Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Butler Hospital and Women and Infant’s Hospital. Additionally, she has provided individual, family, group therapy, and meal coaching at Walden Behavioral Care, an eating disorder clinic. Brooke has specialized training in therapies such as DBT, FBT, & CBT that help clients cope with difficult thoughts and behaviors. As the work deepens, Brooke utilizes relational dynamic approaches to help clients address core patterns of thoughts and behaviors. Brooke’s approach is deeply compassionate, strengths-based, and non-judgmental. She operates from a Health at Every Size® model and brings her experience as a recovered professional to the healing relationship.

In addition to Private Practice, Brooke is a credentialed clinician at Butler Hospital’s Patient Assessment Services (Psychiatric ER). She is an educator and has presented to psychiatry residents (Butler Hospital/Brown Medical School Psychiatry Residency), therapists, nurses, and dietitians on topics of expertise including perfectionism, compassion fatigue, and eating disorders . Brooke received her Masters of Social Work (MSW) at Boston College where she is a Part-Time Faculty Member.


Message to clients

I believe it takes an enormous amount of courage to reach out for help during a time of crisis - especially amidst the challenges of COVID. 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 and directness, I help clients uncover their hidden strengths, reduce harmful behaviors, and build supportive relationships.

A special note for healthcare workers: I've worked in hospital-based settings for the past 15 years and have a unique understanding of the pressures medical students, residents, nurses, physicians , nurse practitioners, and social workers face especially during COVID. As a frontline worker myself, I appreciate the exhaustion and trauma of this past year. I keep up-to-date and highly involved in wellness and anti-burnout initiatives and bring this to the therapy relationship.


Specialties

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Eating disorders - Including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, purging; eating disorders as they relate to perfectionism; disordered eating among high achievers

College, graduate, and medical student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors; support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, anxiety, and/or depression

Shame - Feelings of worthlessness, depression, self-criticism, excessive need for approval, harmful behaviors, avoidance

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

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

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

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and others

Medical professionals’ mental health and physician wellness - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Existential crises and challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout the teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, and/or emotional dysregulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brooke Huminski is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $230 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Cards are an acceptable form of payment. Brooke also provides direct billing for Brown University and RISD students with the United Student Plan who can use their out-of-network benefits to see her.


Location(s)

Providence practice
154 Waterman Street, Suite 15, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-4pm
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 1:30pm-6pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-4pm
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 1:30pm-6pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-4pm
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 1:30pm-6pm
  • Thu 10am-4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present
Butler Hospital, Patient Assessment Services Clinician, 2017 - Present
Boston College, Part-Time Faculty Member , 2020 - Present
Brown Adult Psychiatry Residency Program , Guest Lecturer , 2020 - Present
Walden Behavioral Care, Eating Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2018
McLean Hospital, Psychiatric Social Worker, per diem, 2014 - 2017
The Miriam Hospital, Crisis Intervention & Clinical Social Worker, 2014 - 2017
Rhode Island Hospital Department of Neuropsychology, Research Assistant, 2010 - 2011

Women and Infants Hospital, MSW, Internship & Obstetric Social Worker, 2014
Boston College School of Social Work, Master's in Clinical Social Work , 2014
Providence College, BA, Public and Community Service: Community Health, 2007


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW02676

Massachusetts: 120148


Languages

English


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 for clients with eating disorders, anxiety, perfectionism, depression, or life transition challenges."

- Carly Goldstein, PhD • January 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. I refer clients to Brooke for ADHD, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and divorce challenges."

- Beth Rollins LICSW • January 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!"

- Liz Fayram, RDN, LDN, CEDRD • January 2017