Hal Brickman, LCSW-R, C. Ht., the Director and founder of Professional Couples Counseling of Long Island, is an experienced and highly respected psychotherapist. He received his M.S.W., from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Services in 1975. In 1979, Hal was awarded a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the prestigious Long Island Institute of Mental Health’s 3 year post-graduate training program. Hal Brickman has supervised staff psychotherapists for over ten years.
Hal’s literary contribution to the field of Psychotherapy has been embraced by Psychotherapists worldwide and has been translated into six foreign languages. He has been invited to appear as a featured guest on David Letterman’s Late Nite on two separate occasions. Hal was also invited to appear as a guest on a television health show pilot hosted by Dr. Rock Positano of The Hospital of Special Surgery.
Allia Brickman, LMHC, C.HT. is a highly accomplished couples and individual therapist who has conducted extensive research in the field of couples counseling, discovering the secrets of the most satisfied and long-term relationships. She has spent the last decade acquiring and applying this knowledge to her warm, empathic, and direct approach with couples of all ethnicities, sexualities, and ages. Allia’s focus is in guiding couples to a greater understanding of one another, enhancing communication, trust, intimacy, and reaching their personal relationship goals. Allia often provides homework and exercises for couples to work on throughout the week, to increase progress beyond the sessions themselves.
In addition to romantic and familial relationships, Allia has conducted research in areas such as stress and effective coping techniques, as well as trauma recovery. In her work with individual clients, she primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but incorporates a variety of therapeutic styles geared toward the particular individual she’s meeting with. She believes her job as a therapist is to help you discover the power you didn’t know you had and to work with you in pinpointing, and ultimately stepping over, the roadblocks in your life.
Certifications: Crisis Helpline Counselor – certified to work with patients dealing, with suicide, sexual assault, and other crises (2011)
LGBTQ Competency Training (2014)
Our areas of specialty are :
- Couples Counseling
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Child/Adolescent Therapy
Our Treatment Focus :
- Anxiety & Depression