Adele Brookman, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco
I am Adele Brookman, a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco. My holistic practice emphasizes nurturing self-care. My work concentrates on helping people change ingrained, self-defeating patterns and replace them with new, healthier ways of meeting needs and aspirations. My work combines depth, problem solving and humor to help turn insights into tangible change. In addition to working with individuals and couples in brief and in-depth therapy, I have led creative arts therapy workshops and groups on the East Coast and in California for 30 years. My client base is diverse, multicultural, and multigenerational.
Beyond meeting immediate emotional needs, the therapeutic goal is to help people find self-awareness and develop or recover energy, a sense of potential, and hope. The experience of a rich, warm therapeutic relationship fosters my client's positive relationship with themselves and others.
Issues commonly worked on are: transitions (adjustment to life-changes and situations), self-esteem, relationships, body image, stress, anxiety, phobias, panic, long-term low grade depression or sadness, compulsive care taking, compulsive shopping, Perfectionism, work satisfaction, as well as grief and loss.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Adele Brookman now - (415) 237-2330


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: LMFT17729 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Medical College of PA / Alcohol Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 1977
  • Membership: Grief Caregivers Network
  • Member Since: 1992

Adele Brookman's Groups

Gratitude-Practice & Application

Come find your "off" switch for focusing on all that ails you and find or develop an "on" switch to focus on all the positives that are in you and in your life. Achieving this takes purposeful practice. Discover the effect this practice can have on your mind, body and spirit. Get to experience the difference between how you feel when you're on negative automatic pilot versus mindful awareness of the positive. Then learn how to apply that when you need it in your life.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Grief


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Control-Mastery
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018
Adele Brookman, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Adele Brookman

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT