MA, LPC, NCC
Owner and Director, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brooke Vanek is the Owner and Director of Luna Counseling Center. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been working in the field of mental health since 2008. Though she has experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety and depressive disorders, her professional and personal life experiences have drawn her to specializing in Reproductive Mental Wellness. She is passionate about helping people navigate the intense levels of stress and anxiety that dealing with a reproductive concern brings. She has seen first-hand how stress can negatively impact our health, relationships, and ability to fully connect with the world around us. Brooke has undergone specialized training focused on reproductive mental health and is a certified “Bringing Baby Home” Educator.
With support, encouragement, and gentle guidance, Brooke strongly believes that individuals have the ability to create inner change and find balance in their lives. Brooke feels that therapy should go beyond the face-to-face meeting between the therapist and client. She has undergone extensive training in several therapeutic techniques such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and is Trauma Informed (TI). She utilizes mind-body techniques and communication skills to help clients navigate and manage overwhelming life stressors. She has found that through learned techniques such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation, clients have access to stress reduction tools whenever needed. Combined with the use of communication tools, clients can find more effective ways to resolve conflict and strengthen their support system.
In addition to working directly with the anxiety and stress related to major life events, Brooke is also gifted at helping people discover meaning in the most painful and challenging of life’s circumstances. She connects deeply with her clients’ emotional experiences and gently guides them to a place of increased awareness and insight where they can find peace and healing.