Profile image of Ishmaella  Brutus

Ishmaella Brutus(They/Them/Theirs)

(They/Them/Theirs)
Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP
New York
Communication issues- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics-Perfectionism- Relationship issues-Suicidal ideation-Burnout-
AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Ishmaella focuses their practice on attachment-based theory, looking at the connection between a child's early attachment experiences and understanding how that can shape their ability to form healthy emotional relationships as an adult. By utilizing this, along with a few other therapeutic practices, Ishmaella is able to incorporate somatic work into the healing process for their clients who are suffering from things like complex PTSD and trauma.


Message to clients

Because our everyday life can be so stressful, I prioritize bringing a relaxing, calming presence into our therapeutic space. I believe that, whether we realize it or not, we know what is best for our lives and are more than capable of making healthy decisions for ourselves. I give my clients the space they need to realize this and process the past events that have led them to where they are now so we can work together in creating a plan for their futures.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist

CUNY Brooklyn College, Masters, 2019

Licensure

New York: P115050

Languages

English

Specialties

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Suicidal ideation - Support living with intense pain, distress, and feelings of persistent hopelessness; strengthening meaningful relationships and experiences in one’s life

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150