Mary  Breen

Mary Breen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Midtown practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Emerging adult transitions
  • Loss and grief
  • Trauma
  • Holistic therapy
  • Mood disorders
  • Sex therapy
  • College student therapy

Professional statement

Mary Breen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, New York with expertise in guiding young adults and adults toward lives of balance and joy. She is particularly passionate about supporting women through pregnancy and the postpartum period, a time that she understands is full of both excitement and tremendous change; she is highly experienced in advocating for women as they embrace their new identity and navigate challenges including postpartum depression or anxiety.

Additionally, Mary enjoys working with professionals dealing with the day-to-day stressors of anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, and career ambitions. At the heart of her practice is a deep commitment to helping clients to feel more grounded in their own bodies and emotions. Working from a holistic approach, she strives to help clients become more self-aware, nourish their strengths, and form authentic connections with themselves and others.

Mary takes a warm, interactive approach to therapy, collaboratively engaging with her clients to form a therapeutic partnership. Being certified in a variety of complementary therapeutic practices, she highlights the importance of the mind-body connection by integrating meditation, breathwork, and therapeutic yoga for clients who wish to try a more holistic approach to therapy. Her office, located near Grand Central and Bryant Park, is arranged like a boutique yoga studio to facilitate maximal comfort. Mary also offers remote coaching services to English speakers living or working outside of the United States.


Message to clients

Therapy is a refuge for you to work through conflict, unpack painful experiences, and ultimately gain a more compassionate understanding of yourself. It is a way of discovering truth and layers of meaning together with someone who offers support, respect, and an unbiased perspective. I am a licensed psychotherapist with over a decade of experience guiding men and women towards more productive, balanced, and meaningful lives.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder); obsessive compulsive disorder

Emerging adult transitions - Challenges facing individuals in their 20s and 30s, including college students, graduate students, young professionals

Loss and grief - 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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Holistic therapy - A holistic approach to psychotherapy that takes into account the wholeness of the individual to tailor treatment approaches used

Mood disorders - Depression, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder, hormone-related mood issues, i.e. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) and postpartum depression, adjustment disorder with depression

Sex therapy - Provides a sex-positive therapy space for clients who want to discuss topics related to sexual health, wellness, and dysfunction; including sexuality, sexual assault, sex-related trauma, relationship challenges related to sex, intimacy problems, erectile dysfunction (ED), and sex positivity

College student therapy - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250
  • Initial session: $250 (50min)

Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Midtown practice

2 West 45th Street

New York, NY 10036

Hours
  • Mon 7:15am-9:00pm
  • Tue 7:15am-9:00pm
  • Wed 7:15am-9:00pm
  • Thu 7:15am-9:00pm
  • Fri 7:15am-9:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present

Pace University Director of Office for Sexual Assault Education & Prevention, 2015 - 2016

New York University Counseling & Wellness Services, Crisis Response Counselor/Therapist, 2010 - 2014

Planned Parenthood of NYC, Social Worker, Sex Educator, HIV/STI Counselor, 2008 - 2011

Puerto Rican Family Institute, Therapist, 2008 - 2010

New York University, MSW 2008

University of Wisconsin, English, 2002


Languages

  • English

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