Rebecca  Brown

Rebecca Brown

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for evening, daytime, & weekend appointments in Murray Hill practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Mind-body connection
  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Rebecca Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan specializing in life transitions, relationships, disordered eating, body image, stress management, and anxiety including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, or anxiety related to an upcoming life transition. Her practice is social justice-oriented and holistic in its approach.

While Rebecca’s work is rooted in Psychodynamic Therapy, she frequently incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients make behavioral changes and change thought patterns after they have gained a better understanding of the root causes of their thoughts and feelings. The holistic approach that Rebecca takes brings attention to the body as well, allowing for an understanding of the mind-body connection. Through the development of body awareness, Rebecca educates her clients on how their emotions may sometimes be reflected through physical symptoms, often called psychosomatic symptoms.

Rebecca also integrates other styles, such as mindfulness practices and the creative expressive arts techniques, to assist the needs of clients. Working with Rebecca, you will learn how to strive for balance as you develop a sense of alignment with your needs and how you meet them. She uses other forms of expression such as drawing, writing or movement to communicate and explore feelings and concepts. This can look and feel different for each person.

Rebecca guides clients in reconnecting with their bodies, often using the process of “embodiment,” a multilayered awareness of your body and how you connect to or relate to the world around you. This framework, as well as the creative expressive arts, can especially be useful for clients working through issues related to trauma, body image, and disordered eating. Rebecca provides guidance on eating intuitively and what body positivity can look like. She works from the Health at Every Size (HAES) perspective and educates clients on the roles society can play in disordered eating and self-esteem.

Rebecca provides a safe, welcoming and nonjudgemental environment where clients are free to express themselves. Her office is conveniently located near Grand Central. She looks forward to meeting you!


Message to clients

I believe that we all have a purpose with our own shine. My work with you will first be to identify factors that have been dulling that shine, and then explore ways to polish it off so you can strut your stuff!
Living in New York City means that we are constantly on the go. It can be easy to forget to take time to reflect on our thoughts and emotions. Sometimes we may miss a meal because we are so caught up with work, or find that we have overbooked ourselves and now overwhelmed with pressures of deadlines or too many social commitments. Being mindful may mean tuning into your body expressions or paying attention to your thoughts and emotions as you are in different situations.


Specialties

Mind-body connection - Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body

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

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


General expertise


Insurance

Rebecca Brown is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Rebecca can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

380 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10168

Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12:00pm-9:00pm

Work and Education

Women's Therapy Center Institute, 2019

UCLA, Healing Arts, 2017

NYU, MSW, 2013


Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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