Brandy Amodio

LCSW

Brandy Amodio

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 084244
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Emblem Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Optum
  • OSCAR
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: $90-125
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Sayville, New York 11782

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My Approach to Helping

Many of us have gone through challenging experiences in our lives, and we hesitated to ask for help and guidance out of fear, shame, and embarrassment. In making the decision to view my profile, you are acknowledging that you can benefit from having some support and encouragement as you navigate through the difficulties in your day to day life.

Being in therapy, whether it is as an individual, a couple, or a family, will provide you with the skills you need to cope in a healthy way, teach you how to take better care of yourself and listen to your needs, and allow you to process your emotions in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

More Info About My Practice

My primary focus during sessions is to have you leave the session feeling better than you did when you walked in. Our sessions together will be driven by you and your present needs, and we will work together to process the past events that may have led to your current feelings, and ways that you can cope in the future.

In light of the current pandemic, I am offering both in-person and telehealth sessions. If you are more comfortable with a phone or video session, I will continue to provide services through that modality on a continual basis. If you would like to come into my office for a session, please note that all safety measures (including cleaning, social distancing, and minimal foot-traffic) will be enforced.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Many people know that they want to, or need to, attend therapy, but don't make it a priority for themselves for a variety of reasons. It's common that the time between identifying a need for therapy and actually setting up a session is long, but this is part of the process. In my experience, some reasons people hesitate is because of stigma, feeling uncomfortable talking with a stranger, finances, andor availability. My recommendation is that if you think you want to attend a session, give me a call, and we can talk about your concerns and hesitations and make a plan that works for you.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

There is a large stigma regarding mental health and therapycounseling which causes a lot of people to keep the fact that they attend therapy a secret. It is often believed that when someone cannot cope with their personal situations, that they are weak or unable to handle things on their own. Seeking out and attending therapy is actually the complete opposite of being week - it shows a person's strength in acknowledging that they could benefit from some outside support and encouragement. Being in therapy is nothing to be ashamed of because the main focus is to better yourself, improve your emotional well-being, and give you a sense of positive self-worth; every one of these things is a positive and a strength that you will develop.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    My specialty is in working with families and individuals who are impacted by a loved one's addiction (parents, siblings, children, significant others, etc). As I have personal experience in this area, I understand the sensitivity to the issues that can arise, and I have the experience in the various struggles that come with substance use. Additionally, I am also focusing on working with any woman who has become or is going to become a new mother during the current pandemic; motherhood is stressful on its own, but with a pandemic thrown in, the extra support can make a huge difference.
    I also work with couples who are struggling with their relationship or marriage, and individuals who are facing stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, or life transitions.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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