Brian KatzLCPC

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

I will use my training and experience to guide you through the current difficulty and encourage you to grow from it. I may ask questions that are difficult to answer. I may suggest that try things that initially appear to be uncomfortable. The process may be challenging. I will never push you farther than you want to go. I will acknowledge your efforts toward self- development and to encourage you to continue on the quest to improve. I use a variety of different approaches and we will determine what works best for your situation. One of my goals is to help you to develop your sense of self-empowerment.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Evidence based therapeutic methods and techniques that have proven to be effective with The clients I have served. This holistic approach includes, but is not limited to Client centered empathetic listening combined with the following: cognitive/behavioral, Positive psychology, Gestalt, Adlerian communication and respect, Finding meaning and purpose and education. I avoid using technical terms. I may use humor, sarcasm and hyperbole to emphasize ideas and break up tension. I use the mind/body connection with mindfulness and meditation to reduce emotional volatility and increase rationality. Spirituality can also be a part of the healing process and personal growth for clients that are interested.

Specialties

Anxiety

Addiction

Anger management

Coping Skills

Couples

General Expertise

Depression

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Family issues

Men's health

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Parenting issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

AvMed

Cigna EAP

Optum

Oscar Health

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

IL, LCPC, 180008192