Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHCReach out
Reach out to Rachel Brezel
If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.
Rachel Brezel's style🥇 Empowering 🎯 Direct 💙 Warm 💡 Solution-oriented
Why Rachel Brezel chose to be in the helping profession
As a licensed psychotherapist, I am committed to helping individuals of all ages to achieve their goals and live a fulfilling life. My area of expertise lies in treating a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD (including the most severe scrupulosity), emotional regulation, and relationship challenges.
One particular focus of my practice is helping parents navigate the complexities of parenting children with mental health struggles while maintaining their own emotional and mental well-being. I offer coaching and support to parents, empowering them with the tools they need to raise happy, healthy children.
Additionally, I am passionate about working with older adults who may be experiencing a sense of loss or uncertainty during this new stage of their lives. I help my clients work through the challenges of empty nest syndrome, navigate changing family dynamics, and find meaning and fulfillment in their daily lives.
No matter your age or situation, I believe that everyone has the potential to lead a fulfilling and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals and find happiness and peace in your journey.
Rachel Brezel's approach
I strive to create a therapeutic space that is both welcoming and authentic, where my clients can feel seen, heard, and understood. At the same time, I recognize that therapy is not meant to be an open-ended process, but rather a means to an end - a path toward personal growth and empowerment.
With this in mind, I focus on fostering a collaborative and goal-oriented approach that emphasizes the development of practical skills and strategies. Through our work together, my aim is to empower you to become your own therapist, equipping you with the tools and insights necessary to navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience.
What you can expect from sessions with Rachel Brezel
At the heart of my therapeutic approach is a strong belief in the power of the therapeutic relationship. Trust, collaboration, and empathy are the building blocks of this relationship, which provides a safe and supportive space for you to explore your challenges and work towards your goals. I deeply value your unique perspective and lived experiences, and I approach each session with a deep commitment to understanding your needs and supporting you in achieving meaningful change.
Our work together begins with an exploration of the specific challenges you're facing, as well as any patterns or themes that may be impacting your life. Through active listening and compassionate inquiry, we'll work together to identify your goals and develop a plan to help you regain a sense of balance and inner peace.
In our sessions, you can expect to feel heard, understood, and empowered. I will meet you where you are, and we will work at a pace that feels comfortable and manageable for you. For individuals who may struggle with articulating their emotions or identifying what they want to work on, I am there to offer support and guidance. We will work collaboratively to create a personalized agenda that meets your needs and goals.
Each session will end with a clear summary of what we've discussed, along with actionable steps you can take to continue your progress until our next meeting (if you're someone who appreciates that kind of homework). My ultimate goal is to help you feel grounded, empowered, and equipped with the tools and insights you need to live your best life with self-love, self-trust, and deep confidence.
Rachel Brezel's experience working with the Jewish community
As a seasoned psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience as an educator and principal, I bring a unique perspective to my practice. My expertise in working with children and parents allows me to deeply understand the challenges they face in navigating mental health stressors in the school, home, and family systems.
As a frum Orthodox Jew, I am well-versed in the intricacies of religious practice and how it intersects with mental health struggles, particularly OCD and related tendencies. I am passionate about helping my clients overcome these challenges while maintaining their desired religious standards. I understand the added layers of guilt, shame, and anxiety that can accompany these struggles, and I am committed to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore and overcome them.
In our work together, you can expect a warm and empathetic approach that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Whether you are seeking support for your child, your family, or yourself, I am here to help you navigate the challenges and achieve lasting change.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Life Coaching
- Motivational Interviewing
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Languages spokenEnglish Hebrew Yiddish
People I work withChildren (6-12) Adolescents (13-18) Adults Elders (65+) Individuals Families Groups
Personal religious affiliationsFrum open minded
Jewish community experienceExtensive
Licensed to work inFlorida, New Jersey, New York
Where people can see me in personBrooklyn
3919 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
12 years in practice
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor by State of New York 2017. License number 007677
- Counseling and Personal Services School Counselor by Fordham University 2008
- Curriculum & Teaching, Reading Teacher by Fordham University 1998
- Distanced Credentialed Counselor by Center for Credentialing & Education 2017