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Brooke Laufer, Psy.D.

Brooke Laufer, Psy.D.

826 Madison Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Phone(847) 440-7361


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Brooke Laufer, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in Evanston, Illinois. Her areas of expertise are Mood Disorders, Battered Women Syndrome and Perinatal and Reproductive Psychology, including the diagnosis and treatment of Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Psychosis, Depression in Pregnancy, Anxiety, PTSD, and Suicide. Dr. Laufer specializes in cases of Domestic Violence, Infanticide and Filicide.

Dr. Laufer is an experienced clinician, teacher, speaker and researcher. She communicates clearly and effectively, and has served as a consultant to physicians, lawyers, and mental health professionals.


Dr. Laufer's areas of expertise are:

Mood Disorders
Battered Women Syndrome
Postpartum Depression
Postpartum Psychosis
Perinatal and Reproductive Psychology
Postpartum Anxiety
Depression in Pregnancy
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSBP)
Sexual Assault
Female Crimes
Domestic Violence
Complex Childhood Trauma

Dr. Laufer is available for assessments and reports:

Competency to Stand Trial
Malingering Testing
Personality Disorders
PTSD Assessment
Rebuttal Reports
Intelligence Assessment
Mood Questionnaire
Dissociative Disorder Assessment

Litigation Support Services

Dr. Brooke Laufer works as an expert witness and legal consultant in several psychological fields for women who are facing criminal charges. While her specialty is in women's reproductive mental health, she is also skilled in mitigation work for domestic violence, child abuse, and childhood trauma.

Dr. Laufer is available for psychological evaluations, testimony, and consultation with legal counsel on any criminal cases that are relevant to women's mental health, including murder, infanticide, filicide, pregnancy denial, neonaticide, intimate partner violence, and child abuse.

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Postpartum Disorders, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychology, Postpartum Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy, Neonaticide, Unperceived Pregnancy, Domestic Violence, Battered Women Syndrome.


Brooke Laufer, Psy.D. is an Illinois licensed clinical psychologist, working with people - providing therapy, family counseling, teaching, and consultation - for over 15 years. She graduated from University of Wisconsin at Madison, earning her B.A. with honors in the disciplines of Political Philosophy and Women's Studies. She earned both her Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, where her doctoral research focused on the treatment of Schizophrenia.

Dr. Laufer's training began with the severely mentally ill at San Francisco General Hospital and then the worried well at Haight Ashbury Psychological Services. After moving to New York City, she completed a certification at the Manhattan Institute For Psychoanalysis. Upon completing her doctorate, she fulfilled her postdoctoral internship at Midtown Counseling Services, an all female group private practice, where she treated adults and couples, focusing on trauma and anger. Dr. Laufer went on to specialize in women's trauma, women's reproductive health, postpartum psychosis, battered women syndrome, intimate partner violence, maternal infantcide and neonaticide.

Areas Served

All States

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Legal Experience & Services

Cases With:

Center on Wrongful Convictions. Bluhm Legal Clinic @ Northwestern University
Rights and Restoration Law Group, LLC. Chicago, IL
Women & Survivors Project. Chicago, IL
Illinois Prison Project. Chicago, IL
LARSON & NIPE. Mitchell, SD


Postpartum Support International
The International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health
Illinois Psychological Association
Association for Women in Psychology
American Psychological Association
The International Society for Psychological Approaches to Psychosis


Medea as the Modern Mother: Infanticide, Motherhood, and Transmutation

Professional References

Center on Wrongful Convictions. Bluhm Legal Clinic @ Northwestern University
Rights and Restoration Law Group, LLC. Chicago, IL
Women & Survivors Project. Chicago, IL
Illinois Prison Project. Chicago, IL


Psy.D., California Institute of Integral Studies
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies
BA - Honors, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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