David Brooks, Ph,D., ABPP(RP), ABN

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Welcome and thank you very much for your time and consideration!
 
I look forward to assisting you if you are an adult suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, specific fears and/or emotionally based unwanted cravings. 

My Current Practice


My current practice is limited to individual adults focused on reversing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reducing anxiety, boosting mood, counteracting specific fears, providing practice with simple strategies to enhance coping with stressors, desensitizing traumatic life experience, reducing unwanted cravings and increasing self-esteem.
 
My practice accepts most insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, as well as self-pay patients.

My Experience


As a very experienced Board Certified Psychologist with more than 30 years experience. I have helped more than 1,700 adult patients suffering with PTSD and specific fears.
 
I have been a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist for over 20 years and know a lot about the brain.
 
As a board-certified neuropsychologist, I have much expertise and experience with evaluation and treatment of individuals with brain-injury, stroke and suspected dementia.
 
While I no longer conduct neuropsychological evaluations, my experience in this field has allowed me to learn much about the brain and behavior. I have often provided helpful insights into how brain function is related to trauma and distress and how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy impacts brain functioning.
 
My work experience is extensive and includes:
  • Working as the neuropsychologist for a well-respected post-acute traumatic brain injury facility in Carbondale, Illinois for 3 years.
  • Director of Psychology and Neuropsychology for a Rehabilitation Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • For 25 years I was the neuropsychologist at St. Alexius Medical Center.
  • Founded Dakota Trauma Therapy, PLLC located in beautiful downtown Bismarck, North Dakota was started in December of 2020.

View my website


On my website dakotatrauma.com you will find a very informative video on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy by opening the EMDR Therapist section and then clicking on the arrow in the eye on the right side of the page. 
  
There are also very many blog entries on dakotatruama.com/blog website covering a multitude of topics including but not limited to:
  • How to Stop and Anxiety Attack
  • 15 Anxiety Quotes to Lift Your Spirit
  • EMDR Therapy for PTSD: How Does It Work?
  • How Effective Are Anxiety Bracelets?
  • Situational Depression: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Fidget Toys for Anxiety: Types, Effectiveness and Which Ones are Best
  • and many more...

Please also see patient testimonials on my website.
 
My practice is casual. I typically wear blue jeans and value humor in good taste. I believe that traumatized individuals have suffered long enough and am dedicated to relieving your distress as soon as possible. Many have been able to work through lifelong trauma in approximately 10 sessions
 
I want to again sincerely thank you for your time and consideration. It would be my great pleasure to assist you in overcoming trauma, distress, anxiety, low-self esteem, and/or panic symptoms.  


David Brooks Reaches

Bismarck ND