Brian E. Kennedy-Arenivar,LMHC

Brian E. Kennedy-Arenivar,LMHC

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - 011500
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 15-minute phone Consultation.
Free Initial Consultation


125 E 23rd St
Ste 402
New York, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

Are you searching for more meaning to your life? Have you come to a decision that involves living your life more authentically? Our personal experiences may contribute to patterns of behaviors or thoughts that leave us constantly feeling emotionally tired. At some point, we may begin to feel that there is something missing from our lives.

I provide psychotherapy for people experiencing difficulties related to life transitions, depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, anger, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship conflicts, and trauma. I also work with patients to find meaning through dreamwork and Jungian sandplay therapy. Throughout this journey, I will provide a safe space for you express your thoughts and feelings.

I see adults, children (10+), and adolescent patients. Children express themselves through play, this is why I utilize play therapy for younger patients. Children have opportunities to play games, create art, and participate in sandplay therapy by creating their world in a sand tray.

I understand that the process to find a psychotherapist may feel like an overwhelming task. The positive is that there are so many therapists to choose from. The challenge is to find the right one for you or your child. This is one of the reasons that I provide a free phone consultation prior to scheduling an initial appointment. This time will allow you to ask questions about my practice, and I will be able to learn a bit more about your needs. Please go to my website to book your 15-minute phone consultation today.

More Info About My Practice

I also provide couples therapy for those seeking new pathways to enhance their relationship through safe and open dialogue.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

We live in a time where we are constantly bombarded with stimulation. Our food delivery requests or other necessities are usually fulfilled in less than an hour. Depth psychotherapy is different. The natural urge to feel instant relief from such things as depression and anxiety is strong. The process to feel more balanced and fulfilled takes time. I have seen patients for several months to several years. The process for healing is different for every person. Relationships, regardless of the type, take time to develop. I typically see all of my patients on a weekly basis. The initial appointment is scheduled for 75 minutes, and subsequent appointments are 50 minutes.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    Psychotherapy provided for Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Couples therapy is also provided for those seeking to improve their relationship. I work with the following populations and presenting concerns: depression, anxiety, trauma, autism, life transitions, behavioral problems, substance usage, anger, school problems, and LGBTQIA+.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition

Types of Therapy

  • Depth Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Sand Tray Therapy

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