Brian Lane LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Bloomfield, Connecticut, 06002

Brian Lane

LCSW

Brian Lane

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Clinical Social Worker - 6808
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Health New England
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Tufts Commercial Insurance
Fees: 80$-120$ per session.
If needed, I can meet for a brief introductory session free of charge to discuss your case.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

699 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, Connecticut 06002

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My Approach to Helping

It takes courage to reach out for help. I have seen the anguish that people go through when depression strips them of energy and joy. I have witnessed the struggle people have trying to fight the various fears anxiety provokes. Once you begin therapy it's likely that you will begin to feel better. This happens for a number of reasons: it's empowering to take action to solve a problem, when you are validated and not judged you start to see yourself as more normal than abnormal, and as you see results your confidence will rise. If you are depressed, anxious, angry, fearful, obsessive, stressed, traumatized, feeling invalidated or misunderstood or just having a hard time understanding your behavior I can help you.
I have served clients for more than 15 years, and I strive to create a trusting relationship with each client I see. I make a conscious effort to encourage, motivate, understand, and empathize with every person who sits across from me. I also focus on finding out about troubling thoughts my clients have that may be impacting their mood or behavior, and use a variety of strategies to change thinking patterns that may be overly negative. I beleive people can change. It isn't always easy but with consistent effort you can improve your mood and gain control over anxiety.

More Info About My Practice

I accept the following insurances:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Health New England (HNE), Husky, Medicaid, Medicare
If needed, I can meet for a brief introductory session free of charge to discuss your case.

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

1.) Is going to therapy evidence you are weak? No, but allowing others' opinions to steer you away from something you feel may benefit you may be seen as weak. Going to therapy is the opposite of weakness, it's a sign of strength, it's accepting reality, and choosing to deal with something that you're having trouble overcoming on your own. That's evidence of insight and self-respect.
2.) Is going to therapy evidence that I'm flawed? We are all flawed. Is going to therapy mean you are "crazy", "broken", or "defective", No. It means you are imperfect like the rest of humanity and that's okay. Coming to therapy may help you normalize your feelings and offer you an opportunity to talk about things that are personal which others in your life may not understand. For some, therapy is also an experience where they learn more about themselves and about skills they can implement to fend of depression and beat anxiety.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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