Mary Breen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, New York and the group practice owner of Repose Therapy & Wellness. She also has a small private practice in Westchester, NY where she specializes in Maternal Wellness.
Mary has expertise in guiding young adults and professionals toward lives of balance and joy. Mary works primarily with adults in their 20s and 30s who are navigating the day-to-day stressors of career ambitions, anxiety, grief and loss, relationships, and future planning. 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.
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.
At the heart of Mary’s practice is a deep commitment to helping clients to feel more grounded in their own bodies and emotions. 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 during sessions.
Mary 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.
Mary takes a warm, interactive approach to therapy, collaboratively engaging with her clients to form a therapeutic partnership. Her office, located near Grand Central and Bryant Park, is arranged as a boutique yoga studio to help nurture inner peace. Mary appreciates that it can be difficult to make it to the office during traditional hours, and offers the added convenience of flexible appointment scheduling and remote therapy sessions for those who have complicated schedules, travel frequently for work, or live outside of NYC. She especially enjoys working remotely with expats and English-speakers living internationally.
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
Maternal/perinatal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Transition to motherhood - Addressing issues specific to women during the postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Women's Issues - Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Please note that while Mary Breen does not offer sliding scale appointments, her colleagues at Repose Therapy & Wellness, offer sliding scale appointments at lower fees.
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
"Mary was very helpful and friendly. I look forward to meeting with her in person!"- Prospective client • June 2018