Brainspotting Therapists in New York, NY

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Jennifer Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Verified
Brainspotting works neurobiologically by accessing, reprocessing and extinguishing stuck, unprocessed trauma (frozen survival modes) in the limbic and autonomic parts of the central nervous system.
For over 20 years, I have worked with a diverse population of adults including those who are HIV+ and with the LGBTQ community. My style is highly empathic and non-judgmental and my approach combines elements from Humanistic and Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing and EFT. I have experience treating individuals with depression, anxiety, OCD, chronic illness, eating disorders and those with a history of trauma and PTSD. I have additional training in Brainspotting , an evidence-based form of psychotherapy developed by David Grand, PhD, in 2003 that evolved from EMDR and Somatic Processing.
(347) 286-4758
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New York, NY 10003
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Carla Siri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use various approaches including Brainspotting , Heartmath, and mindfulness-based somatic therapy,  that allow us to access the deep healing potential of brain, body and mind.
*Currently accepting new clients via telehealth*. It's been an endless search for a therapist who really gets you. Someone who can dive into your problems without making you feel you have to compartmentalize important parts of your life. Someone who can be a safe sounding board whatever comes up.  I want you to know it's ok to show up however you're feeling that day.  It's ok to open up at your own pace.  I will be right here beside you as you discover unique pathways towards resilience, fulfillment and fun.
(646) 969-3671
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New York, NY 10001
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Not accepting new clients
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Jenny Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you are struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, or imposter syndrome? As a psychotherapist and certified Brainspotting consultant, I help performers and creative professionals heal trauma and liberate creativity. Specializing in progressive brain-body therapies at the cutting edge of contemporary care, my somatic approach to therapy restores balance to the nervous system, clearing inner blocks that interfere with visibility, confidence, and authentic self-expression.
(646) 760-1416
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New York, NY 10016
Not accepting new clients
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Iva Svancarova
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Certified Brainspotting Therapist specializing in OCD and trauma. I am offering safe and relaxed space, where the goal is to empower my clients to work on their issues but also give my clients concrete healing tools to take home with them and use daily. Tools from evidence based Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and brain -body therapy of Brainspotting with a successful rate of healing trauma, OCD, anxiety, pain and sport injury trauma to name few.
(929) 207-1426
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New York, NY 10036
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Dennis Cochran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am skilled in evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, Brainspotting , and Attachment-Focused EMDR.
Most people enter into therapy to gain a better understanding of themselves with the hope of living a better life. This has become a major goal for many due to the aftermath of the pandemic. Are there issues in your life that are causing roadblocks or obstacles that you can’t seem to get past? Are you dealing with battles related to trauma, alcohol and addiction, sexual identity, depression, anxiety, or shame that are setting you off balance? One may have the desire, motivation, and willingness to move forward in their lives, but may need some direction and skills that will help navigate them through these complex experiences.
(917) 994-9731
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New York, NY 10011
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Katherine M Gallagher
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am also Certified in Brainspotting which is described as a Revoluntionary Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change as it harnesses the body's natural self-healing ability.
I believe that we all have a desire to feel at home and positive about ourselves. Sometimes life presents us with experiences and challenges which alters the view we have of ourselves. I provide a non-judgmental and safe professional atmosphere which supports each person's efforts to understand themselves and to restore positive feelings.
(646) 783-2411
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New York, NY 10022
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Natalie Gerlinsky
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CMHC-LP, NCC, EMDR, BSP
Verified
Verified
Utilizing EMDR, BrainSpotting (BSP),  and trauma therapy along with talk and CBT techniques.
Many people feel their experiences aren’t significant enough to be labeled a trauma. Traumas are any adverse experience that has affected you and continues to linger into present and new situations and encounters with the same dynamics and patterns of the past. I has an intrinsic passion to work with those struggling with various issues that prevent them from the happiness they deserve. While working together, I provide a safe and supportive environment, where you can can feel free to share any thoughts and feelings without judgement.
(929) 430-2264
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New York, NY 10011
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Meryl Chodosh-Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MA
Verified
Verified
This style is a synthesis of Brainspotting , Resonance Repatterning® principles, my trained, developed clinical social work skills and intuition, applied kinesiology with a strong spiritual foundation and my lifetime of being an energy healing agent.
Let me partner with you so you can: accomplish your most cherished goals; experience your wholeness with peace of mind, body, spirit and emotions; release your negative patterns, fear and stress; energize your decision making and your personal power.
(646) 248-7993
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New York, NY 10021
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Modern Therapy New York
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I utilize EMDR, Brainspotting as well as Emotionally Focused Therapy.
It's your life. It is important. Figuring things out for yourself doesn't mean you must do it alone. Therapy helps reconnect to fundamentals, grow from pain, and cultivate wellness. Your therapist is your partner on the journey. We help you build pathways, forge deeper connections, build relationships, and live authentically. We tune into the core of the matter and acknowledge the impacts of your history and society.
(646) 956-1132
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New York, NY 10007
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Karolina Zurawicz, EMDR
Counselor, MSc, LMHC, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I like to think of therapy from a Body-Mind-Spirit perspective, a holistic approach that invites all our parts into the healing process, creating opportunities for change and growth. I believe therapy is a way for individuals to connect and access their own wisdom to make the changes for a life that is most inspiring and fulfilling. I combine elements of Western psychotherapy, Neuroscience and Eastern traditions. I draw from 20+ years of meditation, yoga, spirituality, and coaching background as well as extensive training in traditional and psychosensory psychotherapy: IFS, EMDR, Brainspotting , Mindfulness, Havening Technique, CBT
(646) 681-2747
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New York, NY 10036
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Vineeta Chopra
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
In addition to traditional talk therapy, I frequently use Brainspotting , a powerful mind-body technique highly effective for trauma, along with educating my clients on the principles of mindfulness.
I specialize in helping my clients recover from and cope with trauma, difficult life experiences, challenging relationships, and feelings of anxiety and depression. You can expect to feel understood by me pretty quickly, and understand what is happening to you. Therapy is for you to work through your emotions and make lasting changes in your life and I partner with you in doing so. My clients consistently report emotional peace and relief after working with me.
(646) 585-3532
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New York, NY 10022
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Rebecca Victor
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP, NCPsyA, MBA
Verified
Verified
Rebecca Victor is a Nationally Certified and New York State Licensed Psychoanalyst, who works well with adolescents, adults and couples who struggle with depression, anxiety and life transitions, including changing family structure and family relationship dynamics. Rebecca has over 14 years experience offering psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy. In 2020, she trained in Brainspotting . Rebecca’s treatment approach is rooted in attachment theory and makes use of the therapeutic relationship to foster a deep level of curiosity, as well as an understanding of new and existing patterns that leave clients feeling “stuck.”
(929) 357-1519
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New York, NY 10001
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Alyssa Hoyt
MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a trained Brainspotting therapist I incorporate this mind-body modality for processing trauma, anxiety, depression, and performance blocks.
Many of us lead busy lives with little space to breathe, think, and make choices with clarity. We hold ourselves to unsustainable standards in our careers, relationships and as parents. We may run from day to day with an anxious stream of thoughts, or float numbly with disconnection and over-scheduling as a way to avoid pain. Sometimes our expectations, goals and circumstances come at the expense of clarity and fulfillment. I work with individuals & couples to reconnect while understanding how the past impacts present living. We collaborate to build a foundation of skills that promote healing as individuals and within relationships.
(646) 736-4749
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New York, NY 10016
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Iman L Khan
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Well-being is a practice. So, if you're not experiencing fulfillment or are feeling unsuccessful in areas of your life; you simply need a personalized formula to practice. So, the question is, "Are you ready to practice?" You'll learn to clarify your values and beliefs; which are the foundations of your decision making. Decisions that stem from your values will bring you peace and clarity. Decisions that stem from FEAR or old unhealthy patterns will bring you conflict and confusion. It's that simple. We'll also use research-based techniques; like brainspotting and Mindfulness to release patterns and rewire the brain for success.
(516) 217-8666
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New York, NY 10001
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Natalie Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am licensed in New York and Connecticut and offer an eclectic practice, utilizing skills including Imago, EMDR, Brainspotting , EFT, Sand Tray, CBT, DBT, essential oils and energy healing in whatever way works best for you.
Are you struggling with something and need help figuring it out? With patience, humor, empathy and mindfulness, I will work with you in a nonjudgmental, caring and direct way so you can successfully achieve your goals. For over 25 years, I have worked with children and adults with a range of issues, including trauma, at-risk behavior, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal conflict, as well as those struggling with intimacy and sex. I provide a safe space to develop a path toward personal and emotional growth and treat each person with dignity and respect. I also offer co-parenting and therapeutic supervised visitation.
(203) 987-6308
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New York, NY 10019
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Erena DiGonis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use Brainspotting , a cutting-edge technique to assist in accelerated relief for stress, anxiety, and negative thoughts.
Hello, thank you for reading my profile! I am Erena, a licensed clinical social worker, certified health coach, and anxiety specialist. I love helping people with burn out, worry, stress, chronic illness, coping strategies, and emotional eating. It is time to get unstuck. I also offer virtual clinical supervision in New York State, case consultation, and practice building. I have 20 years of experience working in a variety of settings with complex cases. I love working with new therapists and providing a supportive and collaborative approach as we dive deeper into your cases and develop your own clinical style.
(934) 200-2705
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New York, NY 10019
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Michelle Paget
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C, RYT
Verified
13 Endorsed
Verified
13 Endorsed
I use an integrated approach that blends my background in perinatal/maternal mental health and yoga with the brain-body centered technique of Brainspotting that works to heal emotional wounds and trauma from the inside out.
Teaching you how to rise and flow on the journey of parenthood is my passion. I help you learn tools to support yourself so that parenting feels connected and joyful. My own entry into motherhood was a journey in itself—miscarriage, medical complications and postpartum anxiety. It was this experience that inspired me to work with others on their journey of parenthood. I'll work with you to manage challenges, build greater awareness of thoughts and feelings and improve balance in your life. I love to take an individualized approach to therapy based on your needs, and I see myself as a guide along a journey where you are the expert.
(720) 703-9493
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New York, NY 10011
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Kimberly Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I help individuals heal from painful experiences using brain-based therapies, EMDR and Brainspotting , to recover and engage more positively with life.
Does the shadow of the past still influence how you show up in the world? Maybe you feel weak or crazy because you “can’t get over it”. Your friends and family don’t get it. There are times when things feel okay and life is pretty good but, then not so much. Maybe you find yourself feeling more on edge, are more reactive and emotional, or maybe you just feel not yourself? Your relationships are suffering. You know you are capable of more; personally, professionally, creatively, spiritually. Perhaps you have done therapy before and have some insight but your patterns haven't changed. You don't FEEL different but you'd like to.
(404) 999-0754
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New York, NY 10003
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Karen Santana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
With Brainspotting and CBT, I can help you reprocess past/current traumas and heal.
Are you someone with what seems to be the perfect life on the outside, but internally, you're struggling to feel happy? Have you had accomplishments and still feel like you're not doing enough? Are you struggling with finding the right balance in life? I am here to tell you that you don't have to stay STUCK! I use evidence-based practices, so you can embrace new journeys and be the person you want to be. I am an open-minded person with a decolonized approach to therapy. I welcome individuals and couples navigating their intimate relationships and alternative lifestyles.
(347) 801-0623
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New York, NY 10012
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Bridget Gunn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a safe and supportive place to fully process your thoughts and feelings? Or hoping to learn specific tools to cope with stress? Beginning therapy is an admirable step. I am a New York City-based licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma and anxiety. I’m an experienced provider of CBT, insight-oriented mindfulness-based counseling, and affirmative counseling for the LGBTQ+ community. I also use brainspotting therapy to help my clients process past trauma in an efficient and lasting way.
(646) 437-8166
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New York, NY 10001
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Brainspotting Therapists

How does brainspotting work?

Brainspotting works by using eye positioning to identify and process traumatic memories so that a client is better able to move forward and live with less fear. The theory behind brainspotting is that by identifying where a person looks when thinking of traumatic memories, a therapist will be able to guide them to focus on that spot and work with the client to get them out of the “fight, flight, freeze” response associated with the traumatic memory.

Is brainspotting an evidence-based therapy?

Brainspotting is a theory-based alternative therapy. It is one of the newest forms of treatment, so very little research has been completed that examines the mechanism by which it works. The theory behind brainspotting is that eye position can be linked to areas of the brain that store and process memory.

How effective is brainspotting?

Because it is such a new treatment, the effectiveness of brainspotting cannot be quantified. Some people have found it to be effective on its own, or in conjunction with other types of therapy. It is considered an alternative therapy, and it is popular with people for whom more traditional therapies have proven ineffective.

How long does brainspotting take to work?

A typical brainspotting session will last between 60 to 90 minutes. There is no required number of sessions needed to complete brainspotting therapy, but in many cases it is delivered over the course of about six sessions. Clients are encouraged to rate their level of distress prior to a session and again following a session, and to track progress.