Brooklyn Minds utilizes evidenced based treatments for individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and family therapy.
At Brooklyn Minds, treatment plans are designed for each client to meet their individual needs and goals. Along with general psychotherapy, our team of clinicians provide a variety of specialized treatments and evidence-based practice.
Evidence-based and specialized treatments refer to treatment protocols which have been subjected to rigorous scientific review and are often part of several large-scale clinical trials, and whose results show a significant reduction in symptoms for individuals participating in treatment. These treatments are thus often labeled as “best practice” by the American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association.
Individual Therapy | 45-60 minutes Like many modern therapists, we practice what is known as an "integrative" form of psychotherapy that is tailored to meet an individual's specific needs. We have specialized training in Mentalization Based Therapy, which was designed for borderline personality disorder but can be used more broadly for many concerns regarding important relationships in one's life, from romantic partners to business partners. Dr.MacMillan also is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Dr.Muir is trained in Interpersonal Social Rhythms Therapy for Bipolar Disorder. We also have a strong foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy and more traditional psychodynamic theories. Do not worry if you have no idea what any of these things are as we will talk extensively about the various options. In order for therapy to be effective, it needs to be done at least every 1-2 weeks but we will work with you to determine what is feasible and indicated.
Group therapy | 60-90 minutes Group therapy is a powerful and often under-used form of treatment. Types of groups we may be offering include Mentalization Based Therapy groups and Young Adult Groups. Please contact us for details regarding current or upcoming offerings.
Family/Couples/Business Partner Therapy | 45-60 minutes While significant gains can be made in individual therapy, people do not exist in a vacuum and so often times involving others that are very important in one's life in the treatment makes a major impact. We utilize Mentalization Based Therapy for Families in these cases and have found that families that have difficulty tolerating other forms of family therapy find this approach to be not only tolerable but actually enjoyable and effective.