Mary Breen, LCSW
2 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tel. +1 212 920 1976
My expertise is in the treatment of Anxiety, Loss and Grief, and Trauma. I also have extensive training and experience in treating Obsessive-Complusive Disorder, Perinatal Mental Health, and Sexual Assault.
The Mind-Body Experience
As an integrative mind-body therapist, my treatment methodology incorporates embodied healing modalities such as breathwork, guided meditation, and therapeutic yoga to enrich the psychotherapy experience.
These powerful, body-based therapeutic tools relax and balance a wired nervous system which radically alleviates the somatic symptoms of chronic stress that accompanies anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma.
Through empowering my clients to understand how to work with the physical body while providing the relational support of psychodynamic psychotherapy, they experience the profound benefits of therapy more rapidly and with deeper awareness.
Becoming an expert in the interconnectedness between the mind and body opens up endless opportunities for growth and transformation for the rest of one's life.
Who I Work With
I work with adults who are highly motivated because therapy requires commitment. It can feel uncomfortable to examine the choices, attitudes, and patterns of behavior that no longer serve. The individuals I work with are willing to invest in themselves in this way because they recognize that their life is worth it. They choose to evolve.
I see professional men and women, performers, college and graduate students, perinatal clients, and couples. I treat individuals regardless of their background, sexual orientation, or gender expression.
For those who have complicated schedules, travel frequently for work, or live outside of NYC, I offer remote therapy services. I especially enjoy working remotely with expats and English-speakers living internationally.
I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I hold a Master of Social Work from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin. I have completed post-graduate studies in Advanced Clinical Practice (NYU), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at University of Pennsylvania), Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (The Postpartum Stress Center), Perinatal Grief & Loss (Selini Institute), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
I have trained in a multitude of complementary therapeutic modalities including: 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification, Therapeutic Yoga, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Pranayama Breathwork and Meditation Instructor Certification, Hypnotherapy, and Biofeedback.
In addition to private practice, my professional career encompasses a variety of settings including outpatient mental health clinics, Planned Parenthood of NYC, New York University's Counseling & Behavioral Health, and Pace University where I directed the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Education.