As Founder and Executive Director, Brooke established Farrington Specialty Counseling Inc. in 2009. Since then it has been her dream to expand services to provide higher levels of care in the Fort Wayne area. Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and one of very few Certified Eating Disorder Specialists in the State of Indiana. She has specialized in treating eating disorders and body image issues since 2005. She is a graduate of Purdue University Fort Wayne with Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology and Dance. She received her Master's of Social Work at Indiana University School of Social Work. She also completed extensive training in eating disorders at Saddleback College.
In her extensive work in the field of eating disorders, Brooke has treated clients in all levels of care, including residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment. She has experience with all ranges of eating disorders and works with individuals, groups, and families impacted by eating disorders and body image disturbances. Dance therapy and other creative, experiential therapies are utilized in her work with clients. She is an active member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp™), acting as chair of iaedp's Connection, Outreach, and Mentoring Committee. Brooke is also an iaedp™ Approved Supervisor. She was named iaedp™'s Member of the Year in 2016. She is also a member of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) and the Eating Disorder Task Force of Indiana. Brooke speaks locally and nationally as an eating disorder expert.
Brooke understands on a personal level what her clients are going through, as she has been recovered from an eating disorder and compulsive exercise since 2001. This unique experience allows her to connect with clients on a deeper level. She is proof that true healing is possible! "Through my own personal battle with an eating disorder and my amazing journey to freedom, I found my true passion to walk along side others in the grasp of this devastating disorder. God has truly blessed my life with the opportunity to join others on their own journey towards true healing."