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. Dr. Brofman actively supports LGBTQ individuals and families.
Dr. Brofman has clinical and research expertise in reproductive and perinatal mental health. She provides support before, during, and after pregnancy (postpartum), pregnancy termination, and perinatal loss, e.g. miscarriage, late pregnancy loss, and stillbirth. Dr. Brofman also provides consultations and counseling for people navigating infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technology (e.g. IVF), third-party reproduction (e.g. egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy), and other ways of building families (e.g. adoption, foster parenting), as well as the decision of whether to have children. Additionally, Dr. Brofman meets with people pursuing or considering medical or elective fertility preservation, including egg freezing.
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.