Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Derek Brand, LCSW earned his Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from New York University in 2007. Since then, Derek has developed proficiency in the treatment of children, adults, families and couples with issues such as ADHD, Depression, Anger Management, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress, Low Self-Esteem and Relationship Conflicts.
To keep current in his skills, Derek has taken numerous advanced trainings. This has included, but is not limited to, a Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral therapy program from the Cares Institute in 2009, an intensive two-year Family Therapy Certificate Training Program at the Multicultural Family Institute in 2012, and a year-long intensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) in 2018. EFT is a form of couples counseling that is highly effective in helping couples to resolve relational distress and learn ways to respond to each other to create emotionally satisfying relationships.
Having experience working with various ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as experience working in multiple settings like full and partial-hospitalization, in-home, and outpatient programs, Derek has developed an acute sensitivity to the diversity of the human experience and has become highly skilled in his ability to bring a sense of calm in all levels of stress.