Education & Certification
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).
Work & Career Issues
Adjustment and Life Transition IssuesLearn more about me on my website: www.godsendpsychologist.com
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
- Adults (18-64 yrs.)
- Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
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
Fee for Service
Cash, Check, Credit Card & PayPal accepted
Preferred Method of Contact: Email, Phone, and Website.
Does Not Accept Insurance