Brooke Catanzaro, M.S., is a pre-doctoral psychology intern at CBC, where she conducts individual, family, and group therapies with children, adolescents, and adults. Brooke is part of the Neuropsychological Testing and School Consultation teams at CBC. She has provided therapy in both clinical and school settings and has worked with a range of individuals including those with emotion regulation difficulties, behavioral challenges, and anxiety. Brooke has intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In addition, she has received training in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Parent Management Training (PMT). Brooke is a certified school psychologist and fifth-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at St. John’s University. Brooke specializes in neuropsychological assessment and has received extensive training using empirically supported treatments to improve children’s academic achievement.
Prior to her internship at CBC, Brooke was a neuropsychology extern at the Child Study Center at the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of NYU Langone Health. Brooke has received intensive training in conducting neuropsychological evaluations of children with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, depression, anxiety, genetic disorders, brain injuries, seizures, and other social-emotional difficulties. Additionally, Brooke has collaborated with teachers, therapists, and other professionals to identify the needs of each child and provide recommendations that are ideally matched to the needs of children and their families.
Brooke provided school-based services as a psychology extern at the Pleasantville Union Free School District. She delivered individual counseling, co-led groups focused on social-emotional learning, provided consultation to teachers, and implemented DBT adapted for elementary-school students (DBT-C). Brooke also has experience in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans as well as implementing evidence-based interventions to help manage classroom behaviors. Additionally, Brooke served as a per-diem school psychologist conducting psychoeducational evaluations for the Commack School District.
Brooke is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the New York State Association of Neuropsychology (NYSAN), and the American Psychological Association (APA), where she presented some of her school-based research.