Michael Braverman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R

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Michael Braverman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R

Verified by Psychology Today

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303 5th Avenue
Suite 1108
New York, NY 10016
(347) 394-5347

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Michael Braverman, LCSW-R - Hudson Valley Office
1111 Route 9
Suite 2
Garrison, NY 10524
(347) 394-5347
Announcement icon I am offering in-person sessions at my Manhattan office. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required. Still offering teletherapy as well.

About

I do not see a person’s experiences, thoughts and emotions as reducible to biological phenomena. Nor do I see them as reducible to a binary – “well vs. unwell,” “functional vs. non-functional” – binaries are for computers, and we are so much more than that. It is possible to have multiple, seemingly contradictory feelings simultaneously. In fact, I would argue that it is necessary to maximize “mental health.” t’s ok to be frustrated. It’s ok to be sad. It’s ok to have doubt. Feelings are messengers. We need to listen to what they have to tell us, not try to force them away.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with a mindfulness component. CBT is a short-term, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy. I am quite skilled at utilizing this approach for depression, anxiety, phobia and trauma. I have received over 200 hours of training and supervision from The Beck Institute, the birthplace of CBT.
My approach is different. I will help you examine what it is you find troubling in your actual life, and how to get out of your own way so you can solve these very real problems. Our work will be tailored to your unique life experience and values. You'll have to do work between sessions, but that way, in time, you'll become your own therapist.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200
Pay By: American Express, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Out of Network
I am in-network with Aetna. I am also reimbursable by all NY State insurers with out-of-network benefits.
Email me or call (347) 394-5347 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 14 Years
  • License: New York / 084414
  • School: New York University Silver School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2008
I am trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, primarily at the Beck Institute, the birthplace of CBT, where I receive ongoing supervision.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: New York City Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association
  • Member Since: 2020

Location

303 5th Avenue
Suite 1108
New York, NY 10016
(347) 394-5347

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Michael Braverman, LCSW-R - Hudson Valley Office
1111 Route 9
Suite 2
Garrison, NY 10524
(347) 394-5347
Specialties
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Coping Skills
  • Existential Issues
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress from urban living
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Faith: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Existential
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 21 Sep 2022
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Michael Braverman

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R