University Student Counselor
Cikylie Brooks is a third-year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Adler University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Community Psychology from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. Her previous clinical experiences include working as a mental health assistant, behavioral health technician at a residential treatment facility, and a diagnostic clinician at a private practice with a small therapy caseload. As a mental health assistant, she had the pleasure of assisting and supervising clients with their daily activities and accompanying them to appointments. As a behavioral health technician, she served as a group facilitator for three residential buildings. The group topics included social skills, independent living skills, diagnosis education, substance abuse, health, and more. She also planned and accompanied events for clients as a behavioral health technician. As both a mental health assistant and behavioral health technician, she worked with various ethnicities, diagnoses, and ages—young adults to seniors. As a diagnostic clinician, Cikylie tested various patients from all backgrounds for many concerns, specifically ADHD differential diagnosis and more. As a therapist, Cikylie worked closely with clients utilizing a client-centered approach to best assist her clients in achieving their goals and improving the quality of their lives. Cikylie’s clinical interests and research include race-related issues, trauma, attenuated psychosis, transitional stages, forensic, and early intervention. Outside of her clinical work, Cikylie enjoys cooking delicious seafood and vegan dishes, connecting with family and friends, and traveling!