Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for daytime appointments
Specialties & expertise
Borderline personality disorder
Rande Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenwich Village, New York specializing in anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorders, trauma, panic disorders, identity challenges, and spirituality. Trained in both Eastern and Western psychology, she has deep expertise in exploring spiritual health, matters of existence, and the human mind. Having worked and trained at a traumatic brain injury clinic, she is also highly skilled in supporting individuals with personality disorders.
Rande takes a psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approach to therapy, working closely with her clients to help them recognize self-defeating patterns, overcome limitations, and gain better understanding of the self. At the heart of her practice is focus on mindfulness and bringing clients’ awareness into the present.
Rande is excited to welcome adults into her practice for individual therapy. She places great value on the connection between therapist and client, and offers a complimentary introductory session in order to ensure a great fit. Rande's office is located a short walk from the Christopher Street and West 4th Street subway stations.
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
Borderline personality disorders – Support reducing emotional suffering and addressing relationship challenges
Trauma – Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Panic disorders – Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic
Existential/identity challenges – Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Spirituality – Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Anger management – Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets
Bipolar disorder – Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine
Compulsive behaviors – Coping with overwhelming urges and impulses, such as hair pulling or skin picking; developing alternative ways to reduce stress and alleviate suffering
Self harm – Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences
Rande is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Initial session: Complimentary (45min)
Ongoing sessions: $240/session (45min)
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $120 - $240 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Rande can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Message to clients
"Schooled in both Eastern and Western psychology, I bring a contemplative, fluid perspective to the exploration of the human mind and the alleviation of suffering. Using a psychoanalytic, interpersonal approach, I enjoy working at the edges of deep experience – in the openness between awareness and dissociation, past and present, individuation and interrelatedness – to help my clients increase their capacity to tolerate ambiguity and ambivalence, to make meaning from experience, and to expand their understanding of self. Together we find pathways that lead beyond old limitations and engraved patterns of being towards a life of greater freedom and ease.
I am strong but gentle, and able to comfortably contain a high degree of distress."
Treatment approachesMindfulness 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)
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)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
William Alanson White Institute Clinic, 2012 - 2015
New York University, MSW, 2012
Princeton University, AB, 1971
William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology, Psychoanalytic Certificate, 2017