Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
Meredith Brown is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan. She specializes in issues relating to depression, anxiety, relationship and family conflict, eating disorders, women's health and life transitions.
Meredith is particularly passionate about serving adults, young adults, and college students in individual and group-based settings. In her practice, she implements a relational, mindfulness-based approach. She works predominantly from a psychodynamic/relational orientation, and incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and interpersonal therapy depending on the needs of the individual.
Meredith received her Masters in Social Work from New York University, and her BA from Union College. Additionally, she is currently enrolled in Psychoanalytic Training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, where she previously completed a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training program. She also completed post- graduate training at the William Alanson White Institute, through the "Eating Disorders, Compulsions and Addictions" program. In addition to individual therapy, Meredith will soon be offering a "Female Empowerment through Connection" interpersonal therapy group as well as an Eating Disorder Support Group. Please contact for more information.
Anxiety – Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression – Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Family issues – Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Relationships – Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Life transitions – Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Women’s health– Finding one's voice as a woman; letting go of shame; self-care and healing
Eating disorders – Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Loss and grief – Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Self-esteem – Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Meredith is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial/ongoing sessions: $180 (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $150 - $180 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Meredith can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"My approach to therapy emphasizes the value of the therapist-patient relationship as an essential component to creating a safe and supportive environment. Together we will be open, curious and thoughtful in understanding what isn't working for you and how to make it better. By exploring life experiences, personal triggers and relationship dynamics, I hope to help you gain a greater awareness and understanding of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to have more meaningful and fulfilling relationships and life as a whole. I look forward to hearing from you!”
Treatment approachesPsychodynamic/Relational TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Psychoanalytic TherapyPsychoanalytic therapy tends to look at experiences from early childhood to see if these events have affected the individual’s life, or potentially contributed to current concerns. This form of therapy is considered a long-term choice and can continue for weeks, months or even years depending on the depth of the concern being explored. Psychoanalytic therapy aims to make deep-seated changes in personality and emotional development. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) is a time-limited psychotherapy that focuses on interpersonal issues, which are understood to be a factor in the genesis and maintenance of psychological distress. The targets of IPT are symptom resolution, improved interpersonal functioning, and increased social support. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment that often used to treat disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and particularly chronic borderline personality disorder. It teaches skills such as mindfulness, pain tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2013 - Present
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP), Psychoanalytic Program, September 2018 - Present
ICP, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program, 2016 - 2018
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW., 2009 - 2011
Union College, BA, 2008