Thomas Brent,LCSW

Thomas Brent,LCSW

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 24112
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Brooklyn, New York 11201

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 42 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of different issues, including addiction, sexualphysical trauma, PTSD, depressionanxiety, low self-esteem, Veteran's concerns, and couplerelationship problems.

With a broad background in a variety of psychotherapy treatments, I try to tailor my approach to the needs of the individual. There are some individuals who are struggling with stressful life events, while others have a difficult time even defining what bothers them. Many couples struggle with a lack of emotional connection leading to increased feelings of isolation and despair. Recreating that emotional connectionintimacy is an important focus of treatment.

I have been increasingly focused on providing couples counseling. I am comfortable with most conditions since I manage mental health units in large hospitals.

Establishing a good rapport is necessary for treatment. One has to feel comfortable and safe to share. Couples often feel hopeful after working with me.

I think I entered this profession due to my own problems and difficulties. The profession probably picked me versus my choosing it. I often see it as a calling.

Treatment goals need to be realistic and practical. Often smaller steps are more likely to be attained than creating too large of goals.

Usually, I try to map out a person's difficulties giving them a better idea of the landscape they are facing. This often requires getting to know the person.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Psychosis
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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