Brooke Van Oosbree, PsyD

 Jonathan Horowitz Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the director of SF Stress—a team of anxiety specialists serving San Francisco and surrounding communities in the Bay Area.

Brooke Van Oosbree, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist, PSY 27730

Individual Therapy
Consultation

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Peripartum Concerns
  • Phobias
  • Social Anxiety

University of Puget Sound Pacific University -

Oregon University of San Francisco Predoctoral

Internship Kaiser Permanente Central Bay

Consortium Postdoctoral Residency

50-minute in-person sessions are available in the San Francisco location.

Phone sessions and teletherapy sessions are minimally available.

All appointments must be scheduled in advance.

San Francisco Office

MY CLIENTS

I offer individual therapy for adults whose anxiety or stress is having a negative impact on their lives. Whether they are withdrawing and avoiding sources of stress, or overextending and pushing themselves too hard, my aim is to help my clients find balance. My work is made richer by the varied experiences and perspectives of my clients and so I welcome and affirm individuals from all identities and backgrounds.

MY APPROACH

I integrate evidence-based practices, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, with principles from strengths-based, narrative, and feminist therapies to develop treatment plans that are both client-centered and based in sound research. I have been told that my presence is one of warmth and humor that puts others at ease. I value authenticity and I believe this comes through in my work with clients.

WHY I LOVE THIS WORK

I love that I get to relate to people and have interesting, meaningful conversations every day. I enjoy finding ways to put words into actions, using compassion and curiosity to discover, alongside my clients, areas of their lives where they can influence change.

WHAT I WANT FOR YOU

I aim to establish a relationship of trust and collaboration so you can safely experiment with new ways of approaching your challenges. I hope you come away from our work with renewed confidence and intentionality in your actions.

MY SPECIALTIES, BACKGROUND, AND PERSONAL INTERESTS

Though I consider myself a generalist and am happy to help with a variety or concerns, my areas of specialty and interest include anxiety, panic, health-related concerns, and peripartum issues. I earned both my master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology at Pacific University in Oregon where my research focused on the influence of gender roles on mental health. I completed my postdoctoral residency with Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and was then hired as a staff psychologist and emergency department consultant.

I also have experience in community clinics, college health centers, and substance use treatment. I practice what I preach when it comes to work-life balance, so I spend as much time as possible playing with my little one, gardening, hiking, and enjoying music and meals with family.

I also enjoy getting lost in audiobooks, podcasts, or TV shows, particularly those with an element of darkness and suspense.

AFFILIATIONS

California Psychological Association, Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference