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Bryan Ahrens
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, CASAC , Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, LMHC, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor, EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, and Substance Use / Addiction

Great to meet you!

Bryan Ahrens is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Hoping to make a positive change in the world, Bryan's career began as a journalist, but he realized there was a better way to use his passion for helping others and decided to make a change and pursued his Master's degree for counseling.

A bit about my approach to therapy

  1. Bryan focuses on stress-management and coping with life changes, specifically with clients who suffer from anxiety and depression. Bryan is also an experienced Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and specializes in crisis-intervention. As a trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, Bryan also provides clients the opportunity to process trauma in a safe environment.

What you can expect from our first session

During sessions, Bryan utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Trauma-Informed care. Bryan also utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients process traumatic events.


Bryan's style is

Solution-oriented
Open-minded
Affirming

Insurance carriers Bryan accepts

Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross BlueShield
Cigna
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Bryan

MS (Master of Science) at Long Island University
License type: LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: Trauma, Anger Management, ADD/ADHD, Sleep disorder, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Men's Issues, Family Issues, Grief, Loss, and Stress
Modalities: Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused, Behavior Modification, Positive Psychology, Strength-Based, Psychoanalytic, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Jungian, Codependency Behavioral, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and EMDR