Brook Stone, MSW, LCSW


“I cultivate a relationship where clients can talk openly about the full range of their emotions, experiences, and the challenges they face. My style is interactive and collaborative. In an open and non-judgmental manner, we explore many levels of experience, from the physical to the emotional to the spiritual. Our goal will be for you to live a fuller, freer, and more creative life.”

Brook Stone, a psychotherapist at the Osher Center, believes in the healing power of the patient-therapist relationship and emphasizes this in her clinical practice. She cultivates a safe space where patients can talk comfortably about their fears and the challenges of living. She is a seasoned therapist who works in a fluid manner, attending to both the therapeutic interaction as well as patterns that lay beneath the surface. Her warm and accepting personality puts people at ease, and many of her clients have said that they feel immediately comfortable with her from the first visit. Her approaches include interpersonal/relational psychotherapy, guided imagery, and mindfulness meditation.

Brook has worked extensively with people with cancer and other complex medical conditions, helping them integrate complementary methods of self-care while navigating the accompanying emotional issues that arise. In addition to her work with couples and families affected by illness, she has taught and led many meditation and support groups over the years. Since 2002, she has led a weekly class in Meditation and Guided Imagery for cancer patients and their caregivers at the Osher Center, in collaboration with the UCSF Cancer Resource Center.

She works with people who are dealing with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulties finding meaningful love and work
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions
  • Cancer
  • Complex medical issues
  • Infertility
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Women’s issues
  • Couples and other relationship issues
  • Spirituality issues

Brook is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist and received her Masters of Social Work from Smith College. She has been a student of mindfulness meditation for over 40 years, having studied with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and many other prominent teachers. She has completed an Interpersonal Neurobiology course with Dr. Dan Siegel and a two-year “Heavenly Messengers: Awakening Through Illness, Aging and Death” training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She continues to be an avid student of psychology, and remains devoted to her own spiritual development through regular meditation retreats and contemplative inquiry. She brings this distinctive blend of interests to her work with her patients.

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