Brooke White, LCSW, CADC-II


Brooke White, LCSW

The human mind and body are incredibly creative. Our systems find sometimes miraculous ways to keep us safe and functioning through extraordinary and difficult circumstances.

However, there often comes a time when the tools and skills we once relied on to keep us safe in the past no longer work as we change, and we need to find new ways to move through the world as we build the life we want to live. The work of discovering new patterns, processes, and identities requires a lot of intentional time and emotional support. 

I value the relationship I have with my clients and I am excited to co-create a comfortable and trusting space with you so that we may do this work at your pace and with your needs in mind. 

I work with adults and teens who identify as:

  • Highly Sensitive People 
  • People living with trauma
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Helpers
  • Members of the LGBTQIA2+ community 
  • Living in a diverse and larger body
  • People with disabilities
  • Neurodivergent

And those who are struggling with: 

  • Substance use or misuse
  • Disordered eating
  • Burnout and caretaker fatigue
  • Parenting 
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Self-harm 
  • Boundary setting 
  • Anxiety 
  • Dysfunctional or toxic relationship patterns
  • Trauma healing
  • Systems Involvement (medical institutions, mental health institutions, fostercare, education, legal systems)
  • Traumatic birth and delivery
  • Life transitions

Professional background

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with my Masters of Science in Social Work and spent the next decade working in residential settings, supporting: adults seeking healing from substance use disorders, teens who were unhoused and/or exiting the foster care system, and clients and students at a community mental health clinic. 

My Approaches include elements of: 

  • Psychodynamic Theory
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Social Justice Frameworks
  • Trauma-orientation
  • Systems Therapy
  • Attachment Theory 
  • Somatic & Body-Based Approaches

CSWA supervision 

I also provide supervision for CSWAs looking to complete their clinical hours. I have been supervising students and professionals since 2014, and have provided support to staff in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient clinics, and housing programs for adults as well as unhoused youth and youth in foster care. 

My work is rooted in Strengths-Based, Systems, and Social Justice theories and I apply these and other orientations to my work with clients as well as supervisees. As a supervisor, I believe our relationship needs to be built on trust, mutual care, and understanding in order for you to feel supported as you stretch and grow as a new clinician. 

My goal as a supervisor is to support you in meeting the professional goals you have for yourself and to grow in your confidence and areas of professional interest. I believe in the power of supervision and its ability to make a substantial difference in the professional lives of clinical helpers for the duration of their careers, and I’m proud and humbled to be invited on this part of your journey. 

About me

I was born and raised in the south and moved to Portland in 2020 with my partner, toddler and two Australian Shepherds. You can often find me in my garden, creating something in my home, playing with my family, and exploring this incredible place we live in with my community!

Are we a fit?

Please contact me for a free telephone consultation, and let’s talk prior to your first appointment (required for first time clients). Call 503-272-1402 or: