William Brosh, LCSW - Counseling and Psychotherapy
817 Broadway, NY, NY  10003              212. 206. 1715               info@billbrosh.org
 
 
What I Offer
 
 
Individual Treatment
 
Successful counseling is goal-oriented and measured by results!  In treatment, we don't dwell on deficiencies, but focus on exploring your strengths and resiliency to get you where you want to be.  Some sessions may require doing some "homework," while others will concentrate on the "play" of new ideas.
 
I am particularly well-suited to clients who appreciate metaphor and humor; who are curious about both conscious and unconscious mental processes; or who are simply open to new ways of experiencing.
 
 
I have developed a good deal of experience helping people who work in the creative arts – musicians, performers,actors – as I understand the particular challenges that creative individuals experience. 
 
But, thanks to the wonderful mosaic of people in this City, I have certainly not been limited to one specific type of person.  I have also worked successfully with students, homemakers and professionals.  Whether you are a “right brain” or a “left brain” person – I can relate. 
 
In recognition that each of us is unique, I try to be particularly attuned to your specific learning and relational styles when offering new or improved coping strategies and skill sets.
 
{See the "FAQs" page for more information about my "style"}
 
 
 
Couples Counseling
 
Sadly, more frequently than not, couples do not come into treatment until each partner has suffered enormously and the relationship is already at risk.  Worse, one or both partners may even be ambivalent about whether they believe the relationship can be salvaged.  So, there is no great mystery why there is a desperate feeling that something MAJOR needs be happen immediately. Talk about pressure!
 
 
But, even when the present feels bleak and problems seem intractable, there is still a future that needs to be worked towards.
 
 I have found that I am able to help couples to discover previously overlooked personal strengths to build on, in the service of creating a better, more fulfilling relationship.
          

            Before
 
 
I use a no-nonsense, reality based approach to couples treatment, where each partner's position and emotional style is considered and validated.  Once the issues are clearly articulated, the focus is then to identify solutions that can be utilized in a timely manner. 
 

 
My general recommendation for couples is to attend treatment twice weekly - or, at least, one 90 minute session per week.  In my experience, this is the minimum amount of time we would need for all of us to see the results we hope for.  However, if you prefer, we can discuss other options.
 
                                                                                                             After
        
 
Recovery and Relapse Prevention
 
Individuals who are recovering from substance abuse, while trying to manage other life problems, are at particular risk for relapse.  I am able to provide specialized treatment that begins from the perspective that relapse is a process, not an event.
 
I help my clients to develop a personalized relapse prevention plan.  They learn to identify relapse warning signs; to maintain appropriate support systems; and to avoid replacing one addiction with another.
 
 
Groups
 
In this challenging economic environment, it is often difficult to put together and maintain effective groups that are not mandated by a Court or family service agency.  Yet group counseling remains a cost effective way to get treatment.
 
When the demand for a new group arises, I will inform all my clients of any appropriate groups that I (or any of my colleagues) are leading.  A few examples of interesting groups are:  Fathers' Support and Insight Group; General Emotional Support Group; Substance Abuse Recovery and Relapse Prevention Group.
 
 
 
 
 
William Brosh, LCSW
817 Broadway, 9th floor, Suite 3  New York, NY 10003
tel:  212. 206. 1715
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