Diane  Brennan

Diane Brennan

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Midtown practice (updated November 14, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • End-of-life
  • Caregiver stress
  • Chronic illness

Professional statement

Diane Brennan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Midtown, Manhattan. She specializes in grief and has extensive experience offering short-term support for young adults. The majority of her clients are professionals in their 20s or 30s who are navigating a first-time loss. Many individuals who come to Diane want to work through existential issues and ultimately find a way to heal.

Diane’s sessions are client-centered in that she invites her clients to give their opinion and guide sessions. She uses an eclectic combination of modalities, drawing on cognitive-based therapies, a narrative approach, and constructivist approaches. She is also experienced in facilitating creative expression in the therapy room, including through art, music, and guided meditation. Diane knows that grief is such a unique process, so she strives to create an individualized treatment plan that works for the individual she is treating.

Diane offers a safe space where clients can work through their grief and loss along with any other challenges they are facing. Outside of individual therapy, Diane facilitates groups and workshops around grief and bereavement. Her office is located near the 57th Street subway station.


Message to clients

Together we will find the path through your grief and identify ways for you to heal from your loss. I will work with you and meet you where you are at in your grieving process. My clients learn how to have happier days and get their life back into balance. There is no right or wrong way to grieve—it is unique to you and your experiences.


Specialties

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

End-of-life - Receiving a terminal diagnosis, death anxiety, processing feelings and thoughts about the dying process, life review, helping individuals and family members accept impending death, navigate choices and decisions regarding advanced directives and caregiving

Caregiver stress - Feeling overwhelmed, isolated and tired related to caring for a loved one. Difficulty relaxing, poor sleep, losing interest in activities you used to enjoy.

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress


General expertise


Insurance

Diane Brennan is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $235 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $275
  • Family sessions: $325

Therapist's note

Diane can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Midtown practice

161 West 54th Street

Suite 602A

New York, NY 10019

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:30am-7:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present

VNSNY Hospice & Palliative Care, Visiting Nurse Service, 2012 - 2014

Metlife, 2005 - 2012

UBS, 1999 - 2005

New York Life, 1997 - 1999

Dreyfus, 1992 - 1997

Scudder Stevens & Clark, 1991 - 1992

Gabelli & Co, 1989 - 1991

Mitsui & Co, 1988 - 1989

Pace University, M.S. in Mental Heath Counseling with a concentration in Loss, Grief & Bereavement, 2011

Marist College, B.S., Business with concentration in Finance, Minor in Political Science, 1988


Languages

  • English

Therapy Groups

Diane  Brennan
Grief Support Group

<p><span class="colour" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" data-tomark-pass="">This group runs for 4 consecutive weeks on a monthly basis (begins first Thursday of each month - October 3rd, November 7, December 5). It is a supportive environment where you ...

Diane  Brennan
Young Widows Support Group

<p>This group is for young widows ages 35-50 years of age. This group will be a supportive environment where we will explore the grief that is unique to a young widow. Losing your spouse means losing your identity as a husband or wife and losing all ...