Moshe Maness is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Brooklyn, NY. Moshe is passionate about showing individuals that their mental health doesn’t have to control their lives. Moshe helps clients who face depression, anxiety, stress, and difficult emotions that hold them back from living full lives. These individuals might also face perfectionism or burnout. Their mental health may get in the way of succeeding in the workplace, building healthy relationships, or feeling confident in themselves. Many of Moshe’s clients also experience overwhelming and at times confusing feelings of anger, frustration, loneliness, or regret.
Moshe’s approach to therapy is person-centered and emotionally-focused. Clients talk openly about what’s on their mind, including their recent or current emotions, situations that made them react in a certain way, or ideas that came to them since the last session. Moshe teaches clients how to disengage from negative thought patterns that lead to harsh self-criticism or judgment through a therapy modality called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He also teaches clients how to pay close attention to how they’re feeling, both emotionally and physically. Clients practice mindfulness to develop a keen sense of awareness that can help them better understand their reactions. Moshe also helps clients align their lives closer to their values and what’s important to them so that there’s no dissonance between how they live and how they want to live. He encourages them to consider existential questions about their life’s purpose and what it means to them to be fulfilled.
Moshe earned a Master’s degree from Columbia University. He empowers clients to live confidently and with a sense of worthiness, even if they’re facing mental health challenges. He values creativity, compassion, and acceptance in his work with clients and strives to build a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship from the very first session.
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
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
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
Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Years of Experience: 6 years
Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Interborough Developmental & Consultation Center, Psychotherapist, 2019 - 2022
HASC Center , Direct Support Professional (DSP), 2017 - 2019
Bridging Access to Care, Mental Health Counseling Intern, 2018 - 2018
Human Care Services , Community Habilitation Worker, 2013 - 2017
Aleph Institute , Prison Educational Worker, 2009 - 2014
Comprehensive Network, Paraprofessional, 2011 - 2012
National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education , Instructor, 2008 - 2011
Columbia University , EdM, MA, Mental Health Counseling , 2018
New York: 011104-01