Michael  Braverman
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Michael Braverman


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R
New York Accepting Online
New York, Garrison Accepting In-person

Returning to work on April 24th. Accepting new clients in-person and remotely.

Updated May 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Emotion regulation
  • Dating

Professional statement

Michael Braverman is a Cognitive Behavior Therapist, who works with clients who are experiencing a variety of difficulties. Some of his specialties include anxiety, depression, ADHD, life transitions, relationship difficulties, work-related stress / work-life balance and emotional dysregulation. Not every problem he works with is listed here – please reach out for a free 15-minute consultation call to determine if he and you would be a good fit. Michael is experienced working with people from a variety of different cultural backgrounds, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an “evidence-based” treatment. That means it has been proven by clinical research to be effective in helping people with a variety of difficulties. Michae receives ongoing training and supervision in CBT at the Beck Institute, birthplace of CBT. He attends workshops and has biweekly supervision sessions with Beck Institute faculty member Robert Hindman, PhD. Dr. Hindman is an expert on integrating mindfulness with CBT. Michael has been accepted into the Beck Institute’s certification program, and will become a certified CBT therapist later this year.

Michael Braverman sees clients in-person at both his Manhattan office and his Hudson Valley office, (in Garrison, New York.) He is also available for Zoom sessions.

Message to clients

Do you want to see changes in how you feel, day-to-day, week-to-week? Are you looking to get better now, and not after years of poring through formative experiences? Do you want therapy that works? Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT,) with a mindfulness component, can help, by tackling the problems that you want to address each week, by providing structure and by providing opportunities for you to put what you learn into practice between our sessions.

I pride myself on my extensive and ongoing training in CBT My training is primarily through the Beck Institute, the birthplace of CBT. I receive clinical supervision from Dr. Robert Hindman, a senior faculty member at Beck. Dr. Hindman is an expert on integrating mindfulness with CBT, and this has become my specialty. These two approaches have been proven by clinical research to help with all types of difficulties, including anxiety disorders, life transitions, and just feeling "stuck." I have completed over 200 hours of training and supervision and am currently accepted into the Beck Institute certification program.

Many therapists claim to do CBT. Whether or not you work with me, I encourage you to interview prospective therapists – ask them about their ongoing training and supervision. Ask them if they assign homework, if they have clients face their fears and how their sessions are structured. Your mental health is important, and you deserve a therapist who is serious about treatment that works.


Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

New York practice
303 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1108, New York, New York 10016
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Garrison practice
1111 Route 9, Suite H, Garrison, New York 10524
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Sat 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 15 years

Psychotherapy for Humans, LCSW, PLLC, Owner / Psychotherapist, 2019 - Present
Advanced Center for Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist, 2017 - 2020
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Social Worker / Psychotherapist, 2013 - 2017
Interfaith Medical Center, Social Worker / therapist, 2012 - 2013
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Case Manager, 2011 - 2012

New York University - Silver School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2008
New York University - College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1998


New York: 084414