Dr. Brofman has spent the majority of the past 13 years developing clinical and research expertise in reproductive and perinatal mental health. She offers clinical assessments, psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, supervision, and consultation services. She provides support before, during, and after pregnancy (postpartum), as well as around pregnancy termination, perinatal loss, and birth trauma. Dr. Brofman works collaboratively with people navigating fertility, infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technology (e.g. IUI and IVF), third-party reproduction (e.g. egg, sperm, embryo donation, and surrogacy), and other ways of building families (e.g. adoption, foster parenting), as well as the decision of whether to have children. She supports patients through a variety of complex medical issues related to reproductive life transitions, including fertility and perinatal complications, prenatal testing, NICU experiences, and parenting children with special needs. Additionally, Dr. Brofman meets with people pursuing or considering medical or elective fertility preservation, including egg freezing. Dr. Brofman actively supports single and LGBTQ parents and parents-to-be.
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH
Dr. Brofman works with adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, career and social pressures, and life transitions. Emphasizing individual strengths and personal goals, she helps people to engage in self-observation and exploration, to feel less overwhelmed and stuck, and to improve healthy coping, relationships, and quality of life. Dr. Brofman provides diagnostic assessment, as well as short-term and long-term psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching. She is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, as well as in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Brofman has worked with patients in public, private, inpatient, and outpatient settings across the Greater New York Area. She emphasizes and values the important and rich role that diversity and culture play in our life experiences and welcomes individuals and couples representing diverse backgrounds and identities.
PREMARITAL COUNSELING AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD
Dr. Brofman has also written a mental health column for the wedding and relationship blog APracticalWedding.com. She offers premarital counseling, couples therapy, and support through wedding planning and partnership. She also sees college students and young adults who are working through the transition to adulthood.