I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology from Indiana University, and both my Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. I also minored in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Supervision as part of my Doctoral degree. I am also an accredited psychoanalyst from  the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and am board certified in clinical psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

I also have served as a Diagnostic Coordinator at a therapeutic day school where I assessed students for learning disabilities, as well as social and emotional difficulties. Trained in many methods of therapy and psychoanalysis, my focus is on modern psychodynamics and humanistic approaches. My graduate training included working with children and adolescents within therapeutic day schools, adults in an inpatient substance abuse unit, young adults in college, and adolescents in residential treatment. I also have experience with adults, couples, and families in an outpatient setting.

My approach includes working closely and collaboratively with my patients, as I feel the act of being deeply understood in the therapeutic relationship is what engenders healing and lasting change. I also hold that therapy and psychoanalysis are intensely personal experiences that need to be tailored to fit an individual’s needs, whatever the presenting concerns. Ultimately, it is through this joint venture that a person can discover new ways of being and relating to the world.

​​​​© 2016 by Dr. Brooke Magers

"Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's courage."                                                   - Anis Nin