Education & Certification

Licensed In
New York

Graduated From
University at Albany/SUNY (1997)

National Register Member Since

Brenda Boatswain, PhD, CGP

Dr. Boatswain is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University, a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the College at New Paltz, and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany. She completed her clinical training at the American Psychological Association accredited Pederson-Krag Center, Huntington, New York. She has over 20 years of experience as a trusted counselor and professional.

Dr. Boatswain specializes in Consultations & Counseling for Dual Career Families, Young Adults, Adolescents, Older Adults, Groups and Organizations. Dr. Boatswain also provides mental health workshops for schools and organizations.

Dr. Boatswain uses evidence based counseling practices. This means that theories and perspective as well as techniques used in counseling have research to support their efficacy. Elements incorporated into counseling varies with each individual client. Elements in your counseling sessions may include understanding how past history and emotional hurts as well as your relationship with yourself and others affect your life (psychodynamic and interpersonal therapy), understanding how your physical, emotional and spiritual health affect your overall well being (holistic approach), and techniques for coping with stress and emotional distress (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

Conditions Treated:

Anxiety Issues


Mood Concerns

Relationship Issues

Stress Management

Work & Career Issues


Adjustment and Life Transition Issues

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Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Anxiety (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Group Psychotherapy

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


    Dr. Boatswain is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist.

    Dr. Boatswain is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, and Registrant with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Fee Information/Office Policy

Offices in Scarsdale/Hartsdale, NY
Bronx, NY
Fee for Service
Sliding Scale
Cash, Check, Credit Card & PayPal accepted

Preferred Method of Contact: Email, Phone, and Website.

Insurance Plans

Does Not Accept Insurance

Contact Information

Primary Contact

100 Fisher Avenue, #1832
White Plains, NY 10602
P: 914-282-3395 (Office)