GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Dr. Brofman supports adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, 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. She incorporates warmth, humor, and a realistic perspective in her work. Dr. Brofman provides diagnostic assessment, short-term and long-term psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching. She is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and also incorporates mindfulness techniques in her work. Dr. Brofman has enjoyed working 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.
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, individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, counseling, coaching, supervision, educational workshops, and consultation services in this specialty area. People often seek therapy when something has not gone as expected, and reproductive life transitions can be a major source of stress. Dr. Brofman helps people to find meaningful paths forward, sometimes in the midst of uncertainty or crisis.
Dr. Brofman helps people who are navigating fertility, infertility, Assisted Reproductive Technology (e.g. IUI and IVF), third-party reproduction (e.g. egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, and surrogacy), and other ways of building families (e.g. adoption and foster parenting), as well as the decision of whether to have children. She provides psychoeducational consultations related to third-party reproduction for potential gamete donors, gestational carriers, and intended parents. Dr. Brofman also provides education and guidance in helping parents to navigate conversations with children about family building via ART. Additionally, she meets with people pursuing or considering medical or elective fertility preservation, including egg freezing.
Dr. Brofman provides support before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as around pregnancy termination, pregnancy loss, and recovery from birth trauma. She helps individuals, couples, and families through prenatal depression, prenatal anxiety, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, and the wide range of emotional adjustment experiences during this time of transition. She supports people 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. Often, her work includes a collaborative discussion to answer questions about which perinatal and parenting experiences are to be expected, and which may need additional support. Dr. Brofman also focuses on how to use individual, family, and community strengths to gain support and reduce stress. She actively supports single and LGBTQ parents and parents-to-be.
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.