Dr. Brooks is a clinical psychologist and board-certified neuropsychologist with specialized training in psychotherapy and the assessment and rehabilitation of the cognitive and emotional issues associated with neurological and medical illnesses (e.g., stroke, brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, concussion). He administers cognitive evaluations for former professional football players under the guidelines of the concussion settlement agreement.

Over the past few years, Dr. Brooks has conducted hundreds of personality and cognitive evaluations with people struggling with addiction.  Additionally, he conducts educational evaluations for individuals suspected to have learning disabilities or ADHD.

He engages in psychotherapy with adolescents and adults who have a range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, marital conflict, life transitions, and failure to launch. He has published peer-reviewed articles on brain training, neuropsychological assessment, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and rehabilitation from medical problems. 

Dr. Brooks has an office in Hollywood, FL.  He also sees patients with neurological conditions at Memorial Regional Hospital. He conducts evaluations of financial and testamentary capacity, as well as forensic neuropsychological evaluations. 

Cognitive Rehabilitation
This treatment helps cognitive functioning damaged by a neurological accident or illness. This training involves three primary components: cognitive exercises, compensatory strategies, and psychotherapy to aid with adjustment.  Dr. Brooks is a partner of Posit Science in providing their Brain HQ program, the premier computerized cognitive training program.
Neuropsychological Assessments
These evaluations provide objective evidence of a patient’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses. They are commonly done after a head injury or stroke or at various stages of progressive illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s disease. These assessments are necessary prior to rehabilitation of cognitive impairments.
Therapy typically focuses on increasing self-understanding and changing behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and recurrent patterns. Common issues treated in psychotherapy include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger management, grief, adjustment to illness, and transitions.