Michael Brustein

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Specialist

Michael Brustein

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Specialist

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Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Lic.Psych - 016681
Secondary Credential: Psychology,Practicing Psychologist - 35SI00450300

Offices

80 8th Avenue
Suite 1101
New York, New York 10011
19 West 34th Street
Penthouse
New York City, New York 10001

My Approach to Helping

Do you worry more than you want to, or struggle with feeling stressed and overwhelmed? If you want to be less anxious and more relaxed, I can help. I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping clients with anxiety issues. I teach practical CBT techniques that will help you manage distress and feel calmer. I also utilize insight oriented interventions that can increase your awareness of the behavioral dynamics that contribute to your anxiety. My goal is to help you become more in touch with your feelings and thoughts, allowing you to feel more in control, less stressed, and happier with your life. People who I work with often have increased career and relationship satisfaction.

I have clinical training from Yeshiva University, New York University, and Harvard Medical School in cognitive therapy, mindfulness and psychodynamic therapy.

More Info About My Practice

I accept Aetna, and I am an out of network provider for Cigna, Oxford, United Behavioral Health, Empire Blue Cross, GHI and most PPO insurances.

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

I specialize in treating patients with perfectionism. This is a trait common in high achievers who experience great distress if they perceive they have fall short of their goals.

Anger management is also an area that I specialize in. I help patient's manage their anger more effectively and gain insight into the underlying roots.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • 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
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders

Types of Therapy

  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
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