Our Team

Brooke is a licensed creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist, board certified trainer of Drama Therapy, as well as a professional actor, director, and writer.  Brooke was honored to receive the 2018 Women’s Excellence award in the category of Children’s Advocacy.  Brooke was named “NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Doc” in the category of psychotherapy between 2013-2017 by the clients she serves and was featured in NJ Family magazine.  Brooke is a guest lecturer at New York University for graduate Art and Drama Therapy students at NYC’s The School of Visual Arts, and at Rutger’s University within the Graduate School of Social Work. Brooke holds a Master's in Drama Therapy from New York University and has studied at University of Pennsylvania within their Executive Program for Social Impact and Strategy. 

Creative Kinections has partnered with hospitals, recreation centers, mental health facilities, non-profit organizations, addictions centers, and domestic violence agencies.  As a professional actor, she is a member of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists and Actors' Equity Association.  

Brooke has extensive experience working with autism, mental illness, trauma, women's issues, parenting topics, eating disorders, children, elderly, and individuals who have suffered from various forms of abuse. Brooke served several years as the Coordinator and team supervisor of a research-based creative arts therapy program for children exposed to family violence.

 She has lectured at universities, police stations, national conferences, agencies, and organizations.  Brooke has supervised students from Columbia University, New York University, and The New School.  Her articles on the topics of relationships, parenting, and creativity for children have been published and featured on prominent websites.  

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Andrew Rizkalla, MPA, CFE

Andrew Rizkalla is the business manager for Creative Kinections, LLC. He has twelve years of experience in the private and public financial sectors.  He holds numerous certifications and has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Masters in Public Administration from New York University. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner.