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Rachel Brezel

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

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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 I chose to be in the helping profession

As a licensed psychotherapist, I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults define and achieve their goals while learning to enjoy their life's journey.

I specialize in treating all forms of anxiety, depression, OCD (even the most severe scrupulosity!), relationship issues, and emotional regulation. A significant portion of my practice is also devoted to coaching parents on how to effectively parent children with anxiety, OCD, and related mental health struggles without sacrificing their own mental health and/or spousal relationship. More recently, I extended my practice to include working with older adults who are looking to deepen meaning in their life, work through empty nest syndrome, and navigate and maintain healthy relationships with their older children and extended family members.

My approach

My psychotherapy style is warm, direct, and collaborative. While I honor the therapeutic relationship above all else, I also want my clients to experience real change in a relatively short period of time. I want therapy to be a tool that gives you tools, not only a tool that you keep needing to borrow. I, therefore, approach this work from a relationship and skills-based perspective.

What you can expect from our sessions

I begin our work by helping you identify specific challenges you experience, while I listen for patterns and themes that run through your life. By exploring patterns and identifying goals, we partner to help you regain a centered, calm, and balanced position in your life. From this place of strength, we set out to refine and achieve your goals. You can expect to begin each session by sharing what you want to focus on or having me help you create that agenda if you should need it. We end each session making sure you feel grounded with a clear summary of what we worked through and what you can take away with you until we meet again the next week.

My experience working with the Jewish community

My experience as a psychotherapist is coupled with over 30 years of experience as an educator and principal, which allows me to deeply understand the struggles of children and parents as they navigate mental health stressors in the school, home, and family systems. As a frum Orthodox Jew, I am intimately familiar with the intricacies with which individuals with OCD and or OCD tendencies can struggle with religiosity, along with added layers of guilt, shame, and anxiety. It is my passion to help clients overcome these life challenges while maintaining the religious standard they value and desire.

Approaches

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based

Concerns

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bereavement & Grief
  • Career Issues
  • Dating
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Family Dynamics
  • Hoarding
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Premarital counseling
  • Relationships
  • School & academic challenges
  • Social Skills
  • Transitions & Change
  • Trichotillomania

Languages spoken

English Hebrew Yiddish

People I work with

Children (6 to 10) Preteens Adolescents Adults Elders (65+) Individuals Families Groups

Personal religious affiliations

Frum open minded

Jewish community experience

Extensive

3919 Bedford Avenue

  • In-Person Sessions
  • Virtual Sessions
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12 years in practice

Licences

Licensed Mental Health Counselor by State of New York 2017. License number 007677

Degrees

Counseling and Personal Services School Counselor by Fordham University 2008
Curriculum & Teaching, Reading Teacher by Fordham University 1998

Certificates

Distanced Credentialed Counselor by Center for Credentialing & Education 2017

Average costs per session

$250 - $300

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Insurance
  • Free consultation

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