Brooke Arp, MS, MSE, LMHC, RPT

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

Brooke is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years experience working with adult women, children, adolescents and teens in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. She graduated from Drake University with a Master of Science in Community Counseling and Master of Science in Education in K-6 School Counseling. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist, Registered Play Therapist and is a member of the EMDR International Association, American Counseling Association and Association for Play Therapy. Her specialties include EMDR and/or Christian counseling with play therapy and women’s issues. She is trained to help clients with complex family dynamics such as abuse, divorce & blended families, self-esteem, caregiver stress, and grief & loss. Brooke also seeks out added training to strengthen her professional development and skills.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth