Etan Ben-Ami

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Etan Ben-Ami

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Etan Ben-Ami, LCSW
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(929) 810-1273
Offers online therapy

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About

Over the past twenty years, I have worked with adult clients coming from a wide range of occupations, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. I've treated everyone with care and respect. For the last ten years, I've focused on treating especially difficult problems: obsession-only OCD, chronic depression, chronic and pervasive fear/anxiety, and personality disorders. Many of my clients have come to me after being in therapy for many years with limited success. My goal is to be the last therapist they ever need to see.
I believe that chronic depression, social or generalized anxiety, OCD, and some personality disorders have a common basis: negative intrusive thoughts. These begin outside of consciousness, triggering intense emotions BEFORE breaking through to awareness. To treat them, I have developed a technique called Desensitization To Intrusive Thoughts (DIT).
If you have gone from therapist to therapist without relief, I want to offer you realistic hope. You can learn to be happy, relaxed, productive, and at ease with your body and mind. However, DIT only works if you use its techniqes daily. If you put in the work, you can develop new ways of thinking and feeling. You can have a life worth living.
Etan Ben-Ami
“For 20 years, I have been in private practice, helping people from all backgrounds. I specialize in the treatment of chronic problems.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Paypal, Venmo, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I do not participate with insurances. I work on a short-term, intermittent basis that makes therapy affordable.
Email me or call (929) 810-1273 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 23 Years
  • License: New York / 075609
  • School: Wayne State University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1999
I have spent more than 20 years in private practice with adults. I have developed expertise in helping people with difficult problems.

Etan Ben-Ami's Groups

Intrusive Thoughts (via Zoom)

This group is for people who are challenged by their automatic, intrusive thoughts. These are often self-hating or derisive, or they may warn you about impending danger (including failure and humiliation). They can also be angry or hateful. People with this problem are often diagnosed with obsession-only OCD or an anxiety disorder. Together we will learn to get rid of our intrusive thoughts using both cognitive therapy, learning theory, and a meditative form of desensitization.

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Chronic Anger and Irritability (via Zoom)

This is a group for people who suffer from their chronic irritable and angry thoughts. If you go through life holding back your anger, it's for you. Together we will learn to use a secular form of meditation to release these feelings and the intense, disruptive, intrusive thoughts that may result. This group is open to people with or without a psychiatric diagnosis. It is especially useful for people with borderline personality disorder.

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Location

Etan Ben-Ami, LCSW
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(929) 810-1273
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Intrusive Thoughts (self-critical or fearful)
Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Immuno-disorders

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Desensitization to Intrusive Thoughts
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Schema Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Etan Ben-Ami

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW