Hal Brickman, LCSW-R, C. Ht., the Director and founder of Alpha Psychotherapy Center, 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 the co-director of Alpha Psychotherapy Center and a highly accomplished individual and couples therapist, who has conducted extensive research in the field of psychology with a focus on stress and effective coping techniques, gaining life satisfaction, as well as trauma recovery. She has spent the last decade acquiring and applying this knowledge to her warm, empathic, and direct approach with individuals of all ethnicities, sexualities, and ages. 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.
In addition to individuals, Allia works with couples, guiding them towards 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.
Certifications: Crisis Helpline Counselor – certified to work with patients dealing, with suicide, sexual assault, and other crises (2011)
LGBTQ Competency Training (2014)
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