Brooke Schwartz, LCSW

Brooke Schwartz LCSW

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Professional Background

Brooke Schwartz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice in Los Angeles, CA. Brooke received a Master of Social Work with a clinical concentration from the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she was accepted into the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Program and Lab, the only program of its kind in a school of social work.

Brooke’s passion is giving her clients a safe and nurturing space to be flawed, get emotionally messy, and prioritize their mental health so that they can enjoy the life they’ve worked so hard to build. She uses her warmth, authenticity, and sense of humor to challenge her clients’ long-standing beliefs about themselves and the world in order to help them grow.

Brooke’s approach to therapy is behavioral and strengths-based. She is trained in and utilizes modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing (MI), and behavioral activation.


MSW, Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work
BA, Sociology and International Development Studies, McGill University

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Areas of Focus

Brooke Schwartz focuses on treating narcissism, relationship problems, self-invalidation, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, and depression.

She incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Individual therapy for depression, anxiety and perfectionism, life transitions, relationship challenges, self-invalidation, and values clarification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Individual and group Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for borderline personality disorder and emotion dysregulation
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