Brenda M. Massie MA LCSW

You can contact Brenda at 347-850-3552  

About  Therapy

As a psychotherapist, I work to help you explore your internal experiences. You may feel confused, uncertain, lonely, and/or overwhelmed. Whether you are undergoing medical crises or watching loved ones confronting medical problems, my work is personalized based on your needs.

I believe that psychotherapy can be an empowering process. The treatment of trauma, grief and loss and the depression and anxiety that is the result from them. Through associations, I will work with you to make connections that assist you in handling the impacts of your experiences.

My approach in the clinical relationship reflects my training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and is informed by the theories of post-Freudian British Object Relations and self psychology. Among other things, these theorists understood the therapeutic relationship to be a “shared emotional experience,” impacting both the patient and the therapist.

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified psychoanalytic psychotherapist and provide treatment for young adults and adults. I have a private practice and also provide treatment at a New York City clinic. I am interactive in my style with a primary focus on emotions. I integrate complementary methodologies and offer an approach adapted to your needs.

My education includes a MA in Psychology at City College of New York (in a program that included collaborative research with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), MSW at New York University (with second-year training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and three-year post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Training Institute for Mental Health (a non-profit community-based clinic chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York).

My experience includes private practice in New York City along with individual psychotherapy for young adults and adults at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and the Training Institute for Mental Health.

I am a member of the American Association of Psychoanalysis for Clinical Social Work, National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychological Association, Division 39 Psychoanalysis.

New York State LCSW License No.: 080353-1