Cooper Union Counseling Services

Counseling Services at The Cooper Union are coordinated through the Office of Student Affairs. Our Student Care Coordinators, Cassandra Jolicoeur and Elizabeth London, are here to meet with students to provide support and to discuss mental health and counseling needs. The Student Care team can be reached at studentcare@cooper.edu or by calling the office of Student Affairs at 212.353.4130. Our office is generally open Monday - Friday from 9AM - 5PM.

Our student care team will work with each student on an individual basis to connect them to the necessary care and supportive services.

Cooper Union Counseling Program

We are currently partnered with local therapists who are available for support through talk therapy. Any student (currently enrolled in classes) seeking therapy can see any of our partner counselors, at no cost to them, for short-term therapy. We work with a variety of providers, such as art therapists, drama therapists, social workers, and psychologists who all have different backgrounds, identities, and ways of working with our students.  

On this page, you can view our available counselors as well as information about each clinician’s area of focus and practice style. All of our counselors have independent schedules and availability may vary. When searching for a provider, we recommend reaching out to several individuals to see who has availability. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, some of our clinicians are only offering remote sessions. To find out who is available for in-person or remote sessions, please contact our clinicians directly. When you are ready to schedule with one of our partner counselors, you can reach out to them directly by phone or email.

For questions related to the Cooper Union student health insurance plan, including how to enroll, waiving coverage and health plan costs, please visit the plan website here. For specific questions related to enrolling or waiving coverage, please contact the health insurance directly - Malinda Townsend at malinda.townsend@usi.com.

Information on all of our counselors is listed below. 

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Laurice Adams

Laurice Adams, LCAT, RDT

303 5th Ave, Suite 604
New York, NY 10016
P: 917.544.2867
E: Lauriceadams@mac.com
Insurance: Cooper’s Cigna/Wellfleet, Out of Network

 

Are you a creative person with high aspirations experiencing procrastination, perfectionism, and a hostile inner critic? Do you want to feel more free in your work or your relationships? Do you feel anxious or depressed and want to obsess less and laugh more? We will think together to figure out why you feel stuck, and how you will transform. We will collaborate to your unique strengths, using  an eclectic approach.

I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in the state of New York and received my Master's Degree from New York University in drama therapy. I completed post-graduate psychotherapy training at the Institute for Developmental Transformations, where I also served as Associate Training Director for three years. I worked at the School of Visual Arts as a psychotherapist and for 9 years worked at Bellevue Hospital in the department of psychiatry. I utilize empirically supported and embodied creative approaches to psychotherapy.

I believe we should all be free to love who we love, to identify in whatever way feels most natural to us, and I am honored to hold space for anyone who is questioning what is "right" for them. I am fortunate to have worked with individuals from many continents. I strive to be aware of the power and privilege I have in the therapy space. I invite dialogue and play for exploring issues of cultural identity, race, class, trauma and abuse of power.


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Daniele Ascani

Daniele Ascani, LMHC

260 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
P: (929) 352-4206
E: info@risetochangeyourstory.com
Accepted Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford and Oscar Health

Daniele Ascani, LMHC, received his BA in psychology from Adelphi University and his MHC from John Jay College. He has over a decade of experience providing therapy to clients of all ages, from diverse populations, and within the LGBTQ community all over New York City. In addition, Daniele has held a variety of clinical and supervisory positions in the non-profit and private sector and has vast experience in treating trauma and crisis intervention. He specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, men’s issues and couples’ therapy.

Daniele is a firm believer that therapy is a journey and as such it may require utilizing different therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Psychodynamic therapy, Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI)


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Joyce Caraccioli

Joyce Caraccioli, LCSW

113 University Place
8th Floor, Suite 13
New York, NY 10003
P: 917.572.5083
E: jcaraccioli@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, Beacon/Emblem Health

In my experience, people who come to see me want help having more satisfying relationships and more fulfilling lives. They often want to know themselves better, or to get relief from troubling conditions such as depression and anxiety. I create a safe and empathic environment in which to address these concerns.

A graduate from NYU School of Social Work, I specialize in individual, couples and group treatment. With over ten years of experience as a psychotherapist and an advanced modern psychoanalytic candidate at the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, I have access to a full range of therapeutic methods and as a certified Anger Management Specialist I successfully provide Anger Management groups, or individual AM modules.Extensive experience working with the LGBTQ community, university students, teachers, artists and clients with psychotic symptoms.

My analytic experience provides an emphasis on the unconscious understanding of the problem and being truly understood allows us to learn to accept ourselves for who we are, and to overcome obstacles to living productive, healthy lives.


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Sybil Handy-Brown

Sybil Handy-Brown, M.A.C.C

1115 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
P: 929 336 1409
E: sybilhandy@gmail.com 
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

***Offering some in-person sessions
 
Hello, my name is Sybil Handy-Brown. I earned my BA in Psychology and MA in Community Mental Health Counseling. I have 10 years of experience working with students, adults, and children. I have worked with clients in various stages of life who are facing a variety of challenges including relationship problems, family issues, sexuality, stress management, anxiety, those coping with HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and LGBTQIA issues. I work with clients from a strength based perspective that aims to reframe current challenges and together create solutions and goals for the future. I view therapy as a collaborative process where we work together to create a more peaceful daily existence.


AziaAzia Carter, MFT-LP

  • P: 718-496-5635
  • E: aziacarter12@gmail.com
  • 16 Madison Square West, Fl 12
  • New York, NY 10010
  • Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

 

Hello! I assist individuals navigating through life's hardships, such as relationship issues, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I specialize in issues related to couples and families (communication issues, familial stress, infidelity, etc.). I utilize a person-centered approach, which positions individuals as the experts on where they are now, where they want to go, and how to reach their desired goals. I look forward to supporting you throughout your journey to becoming your best self.


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Minkyung Iris Kim

Minkyung Iris Kim, LCAT

147 West 35th Street, Suite 202
New York, NY 10001
P: 917-740-3150
E: ManhattanCat7@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Cigna, Out of Network

Iris M. Kim is a licensed creative arts therapist who works with young adults in helping them resolve their personal conflicts and issues. I specialize in anxiety, eating disorders related with stress, PTSD, anger management, grief, depression, suicidal prevention and relationship problems using creative arts modalities. My approach to therapy involves creating a safe space for clients to express their inner feelings/conflicts freely. I have worked with young adults at a psychiatric inpatient unit in a New York City hospital. I am currently accepting new clients and am available on weekdays and Saturdays for therapy sessions.

As we deal with many relationship challenges, we need to express our inner feelings/fears/concerns so we can determine our appropriate course of action. My treatment philosophy is to offer a caring and nurturing environment so clients can freely communicate their concerns. I want to support my clients so they can overcome their issues and limitations.


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Jennifer Kind-Rubin

Jennifer Kind-Rubin, LCAT, ATR-BC, MPS

596 Broadway suite 302
New York, NY 10012
P: 917.242.1468
E: jkindrubin@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

Jen Kind-Rubin received her BA in psychology and studio art from New York Universities Gallatin Program and her Masters in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute. Since then, she has worked in the field, providing individual, group, and family therapy to a diverse range of clients. Jen has a particular passion for working with young adults, supporting them as they navigate the challenging transition to adulthood. She is experienced in working with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, loss, and substance-use. During therapy sessions Jen applies her training and background in Creative Arts Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR practices in conjunction with more traditional verbal psychotherapy. This integrated approach allows her to best meet each client where they’re at, supporting them as they begin working towards a deeper level of self-awareness.


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Scott Kramer

Scott Kramer, LCSW-R

26 West 9th Street, Suite 9A
New York, NY 10011
P: 347.620.5433
E: scott@affirmingpsych.com
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

Scott A. Kramer, LCSW-R, received his Master of Social Work from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has worked in various agencies with LGBTQ adolescents and young adults. Scott's specialty is working with gay men. Together, Scott and his clients work on strategic ways to help cope with anxiety, depression, substance use, family dynamics, and relationships. Additionally, Scott will work with you around issues like coming out, HIV (prevention: PrEP, U=U, TasP, Condoms • testing • dating • hooking up • living successfully with HIV • meds • disclosure), dating on apps, rejection, how to talk to someone new, overcoming shyness, body image, self-esteem, family issues, friend issues, relationship issues, and sex issues. You can learn more about Scott and his practice by visiting www.affirmingpsych.com.


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Mika Lee

Mika Lee, LCAT 

109 Lafayette Street, Room C-1
New York, NY 10013
P: 347.688.5512
E: creativeartstherapists@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Cigna, 1199, Out of Network

Mika Lee, RDT, LCAT is an experienced creative arts psychotherapist, trained in counseling psychology and drama therapy, specialized in using a client-centered, attachment and dynamic based therapy approach, combining with a variety of different creative arts therapy modalities. She aims at building a safe, therapeutic holding space for her clients to freely explore themselves and to promote inner growth, self-awareness and creative coping. Mika is with the belief that “we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already - we have the power to imagine better”, and always works together with clients to “imagine better” - turning imagination into a grounding, good enough reality. Mika has worked in the past 8 years in both New York City and Taiwan in a variety of clinical settings. She currently has in a part-time private practice besides her full time job in inpatient psychiatry. Mika focuses on helping students and professionals with issues relating to anxiety, depression, relationship, career development, creative blocks, cultural adjustment, multicultural conflicts, identity, grief, loss, mind-body connection and life transitions. Mika provides service in both English and Mandarin Chinese and is happy to provide sliding scale fee for students with difficulties.


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Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy

10 Union Square East, Suite 2K
New York, NY 10003
P: 212 844 8387
E: marie.grippo@mountsinai.org
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

The Music and Health Clinic offers to students health services tailored to meet their unique needs. It is the program’s goal to use the familiar and creative medium of music in a therapeutic context to provide musicians and performing artists with an empowering, dynamic, healing environment that is easily accessible. Music therapy is an established healthcare profession that is receiving growing interest in the medical setting. Clinical interventions are based on scientific research indicating that music therapy may improve breathing, regulate heart rate and blood pressure, reduce pain, anxiety and depression, and enhance quality of life. Our staff is trained in the latest interventions which address specific cognitive psycho-motivational aspects of depression, chemical dependency, chronic fatigue and anxiety in addition to standard medical care, complementary approaches such as music-assisted relaxation, guided visualization, and stress management.


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Annsley March

Annsley March, LCSW

125 E 23rd Street
Suite 302, Office #1, Buzzer #30
New York, NY 10010
P: 212.583.1268
E: annsley.march@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Cigna, including Wellfleet (The Cooper Union student plan)

My clinical background focuses in helping students navigate the demands of their classes while also forming satisfying relationships with partners and friends. I am an active, curious and non-judgmental therapist with years of experience treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse, academic stressors, homesickness and generalized adjustment difficulties. Students can also receive guidance in developing concrete skills such as time management, efficient studying, and assignment completion.


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Amy Merbaum Althoff

Amy Merbaum Althoff, LP

80 5th Avenue, Suite 1503, Office #1
New York, NY 10011
P: 917.747.0078
E: amy.althoff@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Cigna

Talking to an experienced therapist can help improve your life, ease stress and achieve your goals. I work in a collaborative and nonjudgmental way to better understand what is getting in the way of having the life you want.

Through talking together we can identify repetitive patterns that make life more difficult and consider different strategies to tackle the issues you face. Therapy can help you to become more emotionally mature, to use your self-knowledge and understanding of others to achieve your full potential.

I am a licensed psychoanalyst and graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies. I specialize in working with people dealing with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, life transitions, gender identity and trauma.


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Ugochi Okorie

Ugochi Okorie, LCSW

225 Broadway, Suite 2130, Office #3
New York, NY 10007
P: 347.460.8872
E: OkoriePractice@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

 

I understand how hard it can be to seek help, so I commend you on taking that first step. My aim is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to begin articulating and moving towards what you want to de different in your life. I use an approach called Solution Focused Therapy. My clients experience it as a hopeful, inspiring treatment due to the focus on strengths, resilience, hope, and solution building, rather than solely on pathology. It is my deep belief that we all have an innate ability to cope with and overcome areas of life that we find difficult. Together, with a keen focus on your unique situation, we will discover how you can tap into your inborn capacities to create the change and outcomes you are seeking.

I received my graduate training from New York University and my post graduate training from the BRIEF Centre for Solution Focused Practice and the Institute for Infants, Children and Families. I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.


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Angela Ryu

Angela Ryu, LCAT, ATR-BC

P: 914-252-3943
E: angela.ryu.art@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

Hankyung Angela Ryu, LCAT, is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist who received her MA in Arts Therapy from New York University. Her approaches are person-centered, strength-based psychotherapy and CBT, using creative arts and traditional talk as modalities. Angela focuses on creating a safe space to express feelings, explore issues deeply, and develop relevant coping skills. Her clients come for issues related to anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationship, cultural adjustment, identity, personal development, self-esteem, and trauma.

Angela has worked many years at psychiatric inpatient hospitals and outpatient mental health clinics, providing individual and group psychotherapy. She believes that expressing thoughts and feelings in a safe therapeutic relationship can help reconnect with one’s wisdom and a sense of self, enabling to grow towards greater independence and healing. Evening and weekend hours are available. A sliding scale fee is offered for those needed.


TaylorTaylor Mefford, MHC-LP, CTP

  • 34 Plaza St. West
  • Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • P: 914-809-0498
  • E: info@rottenbergtherapy.com
  • Accepted Insurance: Out of Network
  • *6 Session Limit*

Do you feel paralyzed by the uncertainty of these challenging times? Is it difficult to find the time to slow down and take a breath? Are you often lonely or worried about what other people think of you? If any of these sound like you, then you've come to the right place. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space where we can address anxiety, depression, and perfectionism openly through identifying and exploring underlying disappointments, losses, and traumas. Through this process, we’ll work together to rewrite your “story of loss” into a “story of growth.” It is my goal that students will be able to use the safety of our relationship to learn how to approach life’s difficulties with curiosity instead of fear.

As a “recovering academic,” I know how hard it can be to balance school, family, friends, and self-care. Central to my work with students is a commitment to antiracist, anti-capitalist practice. In our work together, we’ll examine how systemic factors influence your worldview and the challenges you face. My approach to therapy is focused on providing emotional support, normalizing what you're going through, and finding ways to make more space for yourself. Above all, it is my priority that therapy is a refuge from day-to-day suffering where we can work together to find joy.


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Marcela Torres-Noguera

Marcela Torres-Noguera, LCSW

260 Madison Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10016
P: (929) 352-4206
info@risetochangeyourstory.com
Accepted Insurance: Cigna, Aetna, United Healthcare, Oxford and Oscar Health

Marcela Torres-Noguera, LCSW is a bilingual (Spanish-English) latina clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with adults, couples and families, from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds working through different life transitions. She was born and raised in Colombia, South America and moved to the US to pursue her Masters in Social Work from Hunter College and has been living in NYC ever since.

Her clinical approach is based on empowerment and relational approaches, and cultural considerations, where therapy is a collaborative process and one in which the client is considered an expert in their own life.

She sees her role as a therapist as one to facilitate a process of personal discovery and growth through meaningful therapeutic conversations that can enrich one’s life story and can help getting unstuck when we face certain challenges and stressors in life. She specializes in helping clients through grief and loss, building healthy relationships, compulsive buying issues, trauma, women’s issues and immigration.


                                              James Wells, LCSW

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James Wells

18 East 16th Street, Suite 503
New York, New York 10003
P: 347.450.4574
E: jameswellslcsw@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

James Wells has been a therapist in private practice for five years. He works with adults and children, and specializes in treating depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, and trauma. He is eclectic in his approach, drawing from his training in psychoanalysis, family therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. In addition, he is on the faculty of the child and adolescent program at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center. Prior to being in private practice, he worked in a school setting with adolescents, a family clinic which provided couples and family therapy, and a program that provided individual, group, and couple’s therapy to Holocaust Survivors. He is a licensed clinical social worker (L.C.S.W), and a graduate of the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, where he is currently involved in as a field instructor for new therapists.


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YanKau Josephine Wong

YanKau Josephine Wong, Ph.D., LCSW-R

244 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
P: 347.733.3374
E: jwong88125@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Aetna, Cigna, HIP, GHI

YanKau Josephine Wong, Ph.D., LCSW-R, is a New York State licensed Psychotherapist. Her work aims to cultivate and activate one’s own strengths and potentials through facilitating deeper insight into oneself and finding ways to balance one’s cognitive, emotive and behavioral functioning. Using a multi-cultural lens in addition to identifying psychological causes, Josephine explores the many presenting issues that may commonly manifest as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, eating disorder, and etc.  Much of this joint-effort starts when the person in counseling is transitioning into their adulthood. Her goal is guide and support young adults, young women in particular, to live a meaningful life, amass personal strengths through personal discovery, actualize intellectual/physical/social/spiritual potentials, cultivate mature and deep social relationships, and nurture mutually beneficial interactions with the society and her external environments. This will be accomplished by clarifying goals and action steps, as well as working through internal/external conflicts in the many dimensions of the person’s life.  She comfortably converses in English, Mandarin or Cantonese in the sessions.


CassandraCassandra Robertson-Benjamin, MHC-LP

  • 34 Plaza St. West
  • Brooklyn, NY 11238
  • P: 929-363-7427
  • E: info@rottenbergtherapy.com
  • Accepted Insurance: Out of Network
  • *6 Session Limit*

My approach includes above all else prioritizing working collaboratively, diligently, and purposefully to create a safe environment where your whole self is able to show up. Many of us do not have such a space to call our own.  In this space, we can explore a multiplicity of challenges including anxiety, depression, perfectionism, relationship trauma as well as hopes, dreams, identity, romantic life, friendships, and career goals. Nothing needs to be off limits. 

I am an experienced individual and couples therapist. I received my graduate degree from the City College of New York. My postgraduate training in couple therapy was received at the Training Institute for Mental Health.  


NisreenNisreen Osseili, EdM, MA, MHC-LP

34 Plaza St. West
Brooklyn, NY 11238
P: 929-500-2125
E: info@rottenbergtherapy.com
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

*6 Session Limit*

I am a middle eastern, queer, woman who recognizes that we do not leave our social identities at the door before we enter therapy. Utilizing an intersectional, relational, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive approach to counseling, I strive to create an empowering therapeutic environment for those who are marginalized and have been historically excluded from such spaces. Showing up can feel challenging but doing so is the first step to healing, resilience, and insight.

I work with adolescents, adults, and couples around various interrelated concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-worth, sexuality, gender identity, and monogamous/ethically non monogamous relationships. I received a dual master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University. Currently, I am pursuing post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), CSAB. I take great pride in prioritizing ongoing extensive training in psychodynamic and behavioral therapies, including CBT, DBT, RO-DBT. I have completed additional training in multicultural and racial considerations in therapy, microaggressions, treatment with TGNC patients, self-regulation, and sex therapy. I predominantly utilize a psychodynamic approach to not only reduce symptoms but also manage and understand the underlying issue. With that being said, our work will be tailored to your needs and strengths.

Through our work together, I will support you on your journey back to your authentic self. My goal is to empower you with the self-confidence and self-compassion to live a life that serves the most innate version of you, trusting that you are already whole and complete.


NavahNavah Steiner, LCAT

  • 303 5th Ave, Suite 604
  • New York, NY 10016
  • P: (212) 252-5451
  • E: nsteinerlcat@gmail.com
  • Accepted Insurance: Cigna, Out of Network
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I’m a psychotherapist with a license in creative arts therapy and certifications in psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, family therapy and drama therapy.  I work with clients who are seeking help and support around past and current relationships, life transitions, creative blocks and traumatic experiences. I have a warm, playful and intellectually curious approach.  I have extensive experience with issues that designers and visual artists currently face, both personally and professionally, having worked at the School of Visual Arts Counseling Center for the past 9 years.

My office is in Nomad and close to all major subway lines. You can learn more about my practice here: navahsteinerlcat.com.  


Constance Morrill, MIA, LCSW-RConstance Morrill

303 Fifth Ave, Suite 804
New York, NY 10016
P: 347.778.1748
E: cfm.lcsw@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Wellfleet Student Insurance (Cigna), Aetna

I am a New York State-licensed psychotherapist who works with individuals, families and couples. I enjoy working across cultures, and working with difference—difference in culture, race, ethnicity, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, generational experience. I specialize in working with people who have experienced particularly difficult or abusive relationships with a primary attachment figure (often a parent, but not always), and who may struggle with anger, shame, a sense of invisibility…or maybe feelings they cannot yet describe. I hold master’s degrees in International Affairs and Social Work from Columbia University, a certificate in family and couple therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and a certificate in psychoanalysis from the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. I bring to my practice over 18 years of experience working with international populations, and individuals who have experienced some form of relational conflict or trauma, including that of migration or war.  


Daniel HaywoodDaniel Haywood, MA, RDT, LCAT

112 w. 27th St
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001
P: 347.776.0391
E: haywooddaniel16@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Wellfleet Student Insurance, Cigna, Out of Network

I have been working in the mental health profession for 13 years and I aim to help my clients move toward their fullest potential. I live by the phrase "Nothing changes if nothing changes," so if you desire to break unhealthy dysfunctional roles in your life and want to understand how to communicate and live authentically, then you will find our work to be healing and restorative. As a drama therapist, I offer psychotherapy through a creative and embodied approach, and also traditional talk therapy. I believe in a collaborative process with my clients. You are vital to your individualized treatment plan as we move towards obtaining your goals. My specializations include trauma, culture, identity, anxiety and depression.  


Brennan Pedersen, LPBrennan Pedersen,

31 Washington Square West
New York, NY 10011
P: 206.890.7816
E: bpedersenlp@gmail.com
Accepted Insurance: Out of Network

The act of putting thoughts and emotions into words can have surprising and powerful results. There is freedom in saying out loud—in a unique and confidential environment—what is only said to oneself, often quietly and without self-awareness.

When we allow ourselves to say what we have withheld, we begin to see our world from new perspectives, develop new ways of being in the world, and begin to make new choices. Therapy can be painful, slow, and arduous; this is part of why we undertake this process with an experienced therapist, someone to be in our lives for exactly and only this purpose.

This is how I understand my work. I see patients from a variety of backgrounds and diverse struggles. As a licensed psychoanalyst and graduate of the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, I work with each patient based on their individual needs as the relationship develops. I have experience with the LGBTQ+ community, college students, artists, and a variety of professionals. Through my years of practice I've worked with depression, anxiety, psychotic symptoms, stress and body dysmorphia, in addition to other issues. 

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