Brooke Arp

Brooke Arp

Throughout Brooke’s life she has enjoyed working with people of all ages, whether working with children and families in the foster care/adoption system, women and teen drug treatment facilities, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and school-based therapy. Understanding the need of building connections with individuals she sought out mental health therapy to “Do What You Love”. Combining not only connections and service, her therapeutic goal with her clients is a non-judgmental space in the therapeutic process to explore strengths and barriers. She hopes in the process of self-discovery, all her clients will be able to gain insight and skills needed to remove whatever barriers may stand between them reaching their full potential.

Brooke is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been practicing as a therapist for almost 20 years in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. She graduated from Drake University with a Master of Science in Community Counseling and Master of Science in Education in K-6 School Counseling. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Registered Play Therapist and is a member of the EMDR International Association, American Counseling Association and Association for Play Therapy. Her specialties include EMDR and/or Christian counseling with play therapy and women’s issues. She is trained to help clients with complex family dynamics such as abuse, divorce & blended families, self-esteem, caregiver stress, and grief & loss. Brooke also seeks out added training to strengthen her professional development and skills.

Brooke enjoys traveling, yoga, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. She is highly active with several non-profit organizations in the area.

Brooke is a licensed mental health counselor with over 20 years experience working with adult women, children, adolescents and teens. Brooke is an EMDR Certified therapist and Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She works with a wide variety of issues:

  • Women’s issues
  • Blended families, adoption,
  • Social skills
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Stress and crisis management
  • Life issues

All offered from a Christian perspective if you choose. Please call and schedule a free 15 minute phone call if you have any questions before scheduling an appointment.

Association Details

  • ACA
  • Association for Play Therapy