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Wendi Brodis, LMHC

Message from Wendi

Reaching out to a therapist can be challenging. Especially when life has already become overwhelming. When you reach out, I will do my best to make the experience comfortable. If you're struggling with feeling stuck, empty, or misunderstood give me a call or shoot me a message today. Using a trauma-informed approach, I can work with you to break out of unhelpful cycles, overcome obstacles and build a life of your choosing. Moving at a pace that is comfortable for you, we can take a closer look at what is working for you and what may no longer be serving you. As we process the different concerns and themes that come to the surface, you may feel lighter, more at peace with yourself, and more present in your relationships. When you're ready to reach out, I am ready to help in whatever way I can. www.seekingsolacenyc.com

About Wendi's practice



Weekends 9am - 5pm

Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Weekdays After 5pm

Weekdays Before 9am




Sliding scale






In-person available: No

Virtual available: Yes







Sexual Abuse

Personality Disorders

Borderline Personality Disorder

Sex Addiction



Harvard Pilgram


Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)







NY + 1 more

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Get to Know Wendi

Are there any philosophies or values that inform your work that I should know about?

Compassionate and a bit quirky, my therapeutic approach is a delicate balance of warmth, acceptance, and accountability. This style reflects my top three core values: Authenticity, compassion, and accountability. Living authentically reduces suffering and increases life fulfillment; yet, self-doubt, fear, and shame can make this challenging. Therapy is a safe place to reflect on transgressions, regrets, flaws, and shortcomings. Shining a light on the darker sides of our humanity releases shame and fosters growth. Taking this risk and learning to sit with the discomfort of feeling exposed takes courage. My role is to be a supportive, compassionate voice as you overcome your inner critic, learning to love and accept yourself for who you are.

What led you to become a mental healthcare practitioner?

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to people who, in one way or another, just don’t fit the mold; so, at the root of my being is a natural desire to connect with interesting people. A relentless curiosity about human nature propelled me on a path of learning. My professional career started in the forensic world where I provided evidence-based treatment services as mandated by the federal courts. I helped offenders work through their resistance, gain insight into inappropriate behavior patterns, and develop more adaptive methods of meeting emotional needs. A few years ago, I shifted my focus to helping everyday people break out of unhelpful behavior cycles and create sustainable change.

What are your policies and practices around insurance?

I currently accept the following insurance plans: Aetna, AllSavers UHC, Allied Benefit Systems - Aetna, Cigna and Evernorth, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Plans Inc., Meritain Health, Nippon, Optum Live & Work Well (EAP), Oscar Health, Oxford, Surest (Formerly Bind), UHC Student Resources, UMR, UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH I use Hello Alma for health insurance clients. To learn more, copy and paste this into your browser: secure.helloalma.com/providers/wendi-brodis

How can you tell if I am benefiting from working with you?

I will notice you progressing towards your treatment goals. Your growth will happen in small increments. The slight shifts in your thoughts, feelings and actions may fall outside of your conscious awareness. The change will happen so gradually and naturally that it may not be immediately obvious to you. There will also be aspects of your growth, that are painful and uncomfortable. What you perceive as a failure or setback, I may see as a natural and expected part of the journey. If you are truly benefiting from our work together, with time you will notice improvements in your confidence, comfortability in expressing yourself, and a sense of feeling more in control over your own life.

How can you tell if I am feeling stuck, unseen, or unheard?

I'll likely sense you're frustration, even if it's subtle. If you're describing a recent event, I may notice you repeatedly coming back to a particular detail of it. You may recognize this too, and describe it as "venting." I will try to understand what about that specific detail is troubling you. You may have a hard time finding the words to express yourself. I will repeat back to you what I'm hearing, and you will correct me if it doesn't sound quite right. We will continue this process of figuring out the most accurate language to best describe your experience. When it clicks, you will notice a great sense of relief. The urge to vent or ruminate on that particular event may disappear. As your mind clears and the weight is lifted, you may realize this same issue has come up before in other forms. Therapy will help you connect these events, and identify emerging themes. Over time, we may uncover the root of the problem. When you are ready, I will safely guide you through the process of healing from these deep psychological wounds.

If I have never been to therapy before, what should I expect? How do I know if I should go, and how do I start?

Life can be hard, and reaching out takes courage. I want to meet you where you are, wherever that may be. Moving at a pace that is comfortable for you, we can take a closer look at what is working for you and what may no longer be serving you. As we process the different concerns and themes that come to the surface, you may feel lighter, more at peace with yourself, and more present in your relationships. To get started, book your free 20-minute consultation at www.seekingsolacenyc.com/get-started