Joan R. Brady LCSW, BCD

Joan R. Brady LCSW, BCD

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - PR011838-1
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 00879
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Office 1
26 Court Street
Suite 2112
Brooklyn Heights, New York 11201 - United States
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Office 2
15A East 10 Street
New York City, New York 10003 - United States
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The relationship between psychotherapist and client is of utmost importance in my practice- feeling understood, accepted and not judged. With my extensive experience in the field both as a practitioner and a teacher, having a foundation of knowledge of human psychological development and unconscious processes is requisite to being able to listen to and understand what people are expressing, both within their awareness and what may not be accessible to them without professional help. I work with each person based on what their individual needs are.

Email or Call Joan R. Brady LCSW, BCD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00879

More Info About My Practice

Most people require some interaction from the therapist. I play an active role in eliciting people's experiences in order to fully understand what they are struggling with. However, there are some people who need to speak and not be responded to for some time. Being intuitive and knowing when and how to intervene is a critical part of my practice.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

My psychodynamic training has enabled me to help people understand what may be underlying their difficulties in relationships: family, friends, and intimate ones. Also this training has provided me with more tools in couples' counseling; couples usually have difficulties when "emotional baggage" from early familial conflicts or deficits have not been clearly understood and resolved. Also I have done extensive work with people facing infertility. Adoption as a resolution to infertility has also been my expertise.

My Role as a Therapist

I see my role as a therapist to listen to and try to understand what each person is communicating both verbally and non-verbally; in addition people often have difficulty expressing feelings and thoughts that have not fully been articulated to themselves. This is a crucial part of the process since people cannot work on something they haven't fully expressed and therefore experienced. This process requires the therapist to be non-judgmental and patient, able to be flexible in approaching each person according to their individual needs. The "fit" between patient and therapist is crucial. It usually is very difficult for people to feel free to talk about their most difficult feelings and issues with a complete stranger at first. Sensitivity to this is crucial for the therapist to enable each person to feel free to begin this process.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Infertility and Adoption counseling, exploratory psychodynamic psychotherapy, parental issues, marital and couple counseling, adolescent identity struggles, lesbian and gay issues, career crisis issues.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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