Brooke Huminski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island with a specialization with eating disorders, perfectionism, and student (college, medical, graduate) mental health. Brooke also seems clients in Massachusetts via remote therapy.
Brooke is trained in Family-Based Therapy, a highly effective evidenced-based treatment model for eating disorders in adolescents. This therapy model utilizes the strengths of families, especially parents, in fighting the eating disorder. She operates from a Health at Every Size® model and brings her experience as a recovered professional to the healing relationship.
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 and CBT that help clients cope with difficult thoughts and behaviors. Brooke’s approach is deeply compassionate, strengths-based, and non-judgmental.
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.
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
Brooke Huminski is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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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.
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
This 10-session online therapy group utilizes DBT skills to helps participants recover and cope from the stress and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"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