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Last updated: 6/30/2019

Brenda A. Lewis, LCSW (212) 691-7883
Last Updated: 6/30/2019
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: 25

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:

English

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

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS)
Certified Social Worker (CSW)
Psychoanalysis, Certified in
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
School Social Worker, Licensed
Sex Therapist, Certified
Social Work Supervisor
Social Worker, Licensed Clinical (LCSW)

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, I also believe that everyone is unique and needs to be understood in a singular way to effect positive results. Some people during a crisis work with me on a short-term basis to effect changes quickly, as may be required. 

I am familiar and comfortable working with people from different backgrounds and 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 wrote a book called The ABCs of Dating: A Guide to Love and Dating for the Openhearted.

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: dearbrendalcsw@aol.com

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: By appointment
Sat: By appointment
Sun: By appointment
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 (focus areas are bold)
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.)
Addictions/Substance
Adoption/Foster Care
Aging
Anger Management
Anxiety/Panic Disorders
Attachment Disorders
Autism Spectrum
Bipolar Disorders
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Career/Employment Concerns
Couple or Marital Issues
Depression
Dissociative Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Eating Disorders
Education/Personal Development
Family Issues
Gender Identity
Grief/Loss
Immigration/Newcomer
Infertility
Interpersonal Relationships
Learning Disabilities
Life Transitions
Men's Issues
Multicultural Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Pain Management
Parenting Issues
Personality Disorders
Phobias
Physical Illness/Impairment
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy/Childbirth
Psychosomatic
Self Abuse
Sexual Abuse/Rape
Sexual Disorders
Sexual Orientation
Sexuality Issues
Sleep Disorders
Spiritual/Religious Concerns
Stress
Suicidal Thoughts
Tourette's Disorder
Trauma/PTSD
Women's Issues

Treatment Methods and Approaches (focus areas are bold)
Theoretical Approach:
Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)
Advocacy
Behavioral
Behavioral Medicine
Body Centered Psychotherapy
Coaching
Cognitive/Behavioral
Contemplative
Crisis Intervention
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Dream Work or Analysis
Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years)
Education Consultation
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Ericksonian
Evaluation/Diagnostic
Existential Psychotherapy
Expressive Therapy
Family-Based Treatment (FBT)
Feminist
Focusing
Geriatric Consultation
Gestalt
Gottman Method
Holistic
Humanistic
Imago Relationship Therapy
Information and Referral
Integrative Medicine
Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
Jungian
Long-Term
Mediation
Meditation/Relaxation
Mindfulness Based Approaches
Narrative Therapy
Nutrition Counseling
Parent Guidance
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Pastoral Therapy
Prevention
Psycho-Educational
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Psychodrama
Psychodynamic
Relational
Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)
Schema Therapy
Sex Therapy
Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Social Support
Spiritual Counseling
Sports Psychology
Systemic
Transactional Analysis (TA)
Transpersonal Psychology
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Methods Used:
Couple/Marital
Educational or Psycho-Educational
Family Systems
Group
Individual
Online Therapy
Peer Support
Supervision/Consultation

Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age Groups:
Adolescents (13-17)
Adults (26-59)
Seniors (60 +)
Young Adults (18-25)

Specific Populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Adopted
AIDS/HIV+
Alzheimer's
Biracial
Cancer Patients
Caregivers
Children of Divorce
Chronic Illness
College Students
Corrections Officers
Diabetes
Disabled
First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT)
Gifted
Grandparents
Immigrants/Refugees
Interracial Families/Couples
Learning Disability
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ)
Military/Veterans
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Obese or Overweight
Parkinson's
Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc)
Step Families
Suicidal
Transgender
Twins
Unemployed

Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious Experience:
Buddhist Jewish Muslim
Christian LDS/Mormon Pagan
Hindu

Multi-cultural Experience:
African-American Cape Verdean Italian
Alaskan Native Caribbean Native American
Arabic Haitian Pacific Islander
Armenian Hispanic Portuguese
Asian Indian Russian
Brazilian Irish

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

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: Member Gender:
Relation to Focus:
Any
Partners or Spouses
Location: 99 University Place
New York, New York 10003
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 691-7883
Meeting Time: From 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Meeting Frequency: Every 4 weeks on Wednesday