Last updated: 10/6/2019

Brenda A. Lewis, LCSW (212) 691-7883
Last Updated: 10/6/2019
General psychotherapy and sex therapy for individuals and couples. Marriage counseling, career, relationship and dating issues with licensed, experienced therapist and author.
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Degrees:
MSW

Years of Experience: 30

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

Licensing:
NY - LCSW-C [R036968-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
AASECT, Certified Sex Therapist
Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Psychoanalysis, Certified in
School Social Worker, Licensed
Sex Therapist, Certified
Social Work Supervisor
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)
Support Group Training - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

For more than twenty years, adults and couples have worked with me to address sexual issues, dating issues, relationship problems, parenting themes, infertility, dealing with job loss and career issues, among other concerns. My approach to psychotherapy looks to identify whatever may be interfering with your state of personal happiness in everyday life. The ABCs of Dating: A Guide to Love and Dating for the Openhearted, published in 2013, draws from my work in the field and is available now on Kindle and in print. 

With a strong background in psychoanalytic training and other modalities,I  believe that everyone is unique and needs to be understood in a singular way to effect positive reults. During a crisis work I do  short-term work to effect changes quickly, if needed.

I am familiar and comfortable working with people from different backgrounds and multi cultures and am respectful of religious affiliations and beliefs. Mine is a comprehensive approach that identifies underlying themes that inhibit people from moving forward in a wonderful way in life. Working together in a nurturing, non-threatening and confidential environment, we will look to bring clarity and understanding around the issues at hand and discover new ways to move forward. I enjoy providing supervision to therapists and to students in sex therapy and intimacy issues and do general supervision too.

An initial, ten minute phone consultation is available at no charge.

Please contact me at DearBrendaLCSW@aol.com or (212) 691-7883. Use app called Reimbursify for submitting to your insurance company if you have out of network benefits.

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Office and Contact Information
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Brenda A. Lewis, LCSW
26 West 9th Street,
Suite 4D
New York, NY 10003  
DearBrenda.com
(212) 691-7883

Contact: Brenda A. Lewis, LCSW

Office Hours:
Mon: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Tue: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Wed: 7:00am - 11:00pm
Thu: 7:00am - 10:30pm
Fri: 7:00am - 8:00pm
Sat: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 7:00am - 7:00pm
Average wait time for new clients: 1 hours

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 1 Hour

Accessibility:
Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Online Therapy (email, live chat, video)
Secure Video Counseling (Regroup)
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Parenting Issues Personality Disorders Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Sexual Disorders Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Anger Management Attachment Disorders Autism Spectrum Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Dissociative Disorders Eating Disorders Learning Disabilities Memory Problems Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Tourette's Disorder
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Dream Work or Analysis Education Consultation Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Feminist Gottman Method Holistic Humanistic Imago Relationship Therapy Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Psycho-Educational Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Relational Sex Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Advocacy Behavioral Medicine Body Centered Psychotherapy Contemplative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Focusing Geriatric Consultation Gestalt Information and Referral Integrative Medicine Jungian Mediation Nutrition Counseling Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Pastoral Therapy Prevention Psychodrama Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Schema Therapy Spiritual Counseling Sports Psychology Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Online Therapy Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Group Peer Support
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Step Families Transgender Twins Unemployed
Alzheimer's Corrections Officers Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Learning Disability Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Parkinson's Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Suicidal
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim
Pagan
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Alaskan Native Arabic Armenian Asian Brazilian Caribbean Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Portuguese Russian
Cape Verdean Haitian
Professional Associations
Clinical Social Work Guild National Association of Social Workers (NASW) New York State Society for Clinical Social Work School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: Yes

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
10 minute video session
Advocacy
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Crisis Intervention
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families
Outreach
Prevention Programs

Insurance:

Groups
Start ups and related issues
This group allows feelings about uncertainty and the anxieties for all concerned to be addressed in safety in a positive way.
Group Focus: Life Transitions
Addictions - Other Types
Couple/Marital Issues
Group Status:
Group Type:
Forming
Support
Member Age: Young Adults (18-25)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Member Gender:
Relation to Focus:
Any
Partners or Spouses
Location: 26 West 9 th St, New York, New York 10011
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 691-7883
Meeting Time: From 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Meeting Frequency: Every 4 weeks on Wednesday