Brooklynn McKinney, Intern

The journey of life is often not a straight path but one of many unexpected twists, turns, highs, lows, and everything in between. My goal as a therapist is to come alongside you and offer empathy, comfort, and hope as well as tools and insight that can lead to growth and healing. As a believer, I also integrate faith as a part of my counseling endeavors as permitted and desired by my clients.

I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Liberty University in Virginia. While on my education journey, I took off for the mission field. I was blessed with the opportunity to spend 5 years in the country of Colombia where I worked with kids, youth, and adults facing extreme trauma. I also partnered alongside several different churches and helped with a variety of different ministries all aimed at improving the overall mental and physical well-being of the individuals involved.

Once being back stateside, I immediately began working on my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. I have finished my coursework and am working on my internship supervision hours. While pursuing my Master’s, I worked at a behavioral analysis clinic for kids with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. Loving the kids and improvements I saw occurring, I decided to add a graduate degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis through Arizona State University, which I am set to finish this year.

I see people of all stages and ages though my focus is mainly on children, adolescents, marriage and family therapy, and trauma therapy. I will see children as young as 3 years of age and individuals with special needs including but not limited to autism, down syndrome, and genetic disorders. If an individual is nonverbal, I will provide parent training sessions to the parents so they can implement practices at home.

Contact Brooklynn

Brooklynn sees clients at the Ankeny and West Des Moines offices, please call for an appointment:

Ankeny Office
227 NW School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
Phone: (515) 964-5003

West Des Moines Office
1200 Valley West Dr., Suite 700
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone: (515) 225-4006

Specific areas of interest:

  • anxiety
  • autism
  • behavioral management
  • behavioral analysis
  • co-parenting
  • depression
  • divorce
  • eating disorders
  • family
  • parenting
  • play therapy
  • relationships
  • school related issues
  • self-esteem
  • suicidal ideation
  • trauma