Veronica Brodsky, Psy.D.
Dr. Veronica Brodsky is the founder and Clinical Director of Interactive Discovery Consulting and Psychological Services, P.C. which was founded over 10 years ago with a focus on a holistic approach to mental health. She is a seasoned licensed psychologist who has been seeing patients for over 25 years.
Interactive Discovery's group private practice was built upon her passion for collaborative work, believing that the most effective interventions are devised from experts with different backgrounds working together. Thus, as Clinical Director, she supervises patient cases and has worked to create an environment that is congenial and community-centered for all of Interactive Discovery's patients and talented clinicians.
In her practice she works with children, adolescents, parents and adults with a variety of presenting concerns. Working with such a diverse group of clientele has allowed her to develop and hone her eclectic treatment style, which synergizes traditional psychotherapy modalities (such as, relational, psychodynamic and CBT) with a holistic-mind-body approach (such as interpersonal neurobiology, EMDR, tapping, forest bathing, nutrition and the creative arts). Dr. Brodsky does not believe in a “one modality fits for all approach” and instead tailors treatment based on the specific needs of each client. By utilizing a holistic foundation, she has been able to apply treatment methods in a very humanistic fashion, acknowledging patients' individual needs and addressing their specific life circumstances.
Dr. Brodsky's acuity in analyzing the connection between the mind and body, as well as her empathetic nature, places a clear emphasis on self-care while providing a supportive and nurturing therapeutic atmosphere. It is her conviction that a healthy lifestyle should be rich in salubrious mental and physical health habits. She helps her clients develop these skills by providing a safe and supportive clinician-patient relationship and then encourages them to integrate these practices into their daily life and focus on prevention. For this reason, she is a longtime supporter of practices such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness, acupuncture, and the implementation of a healthy diet and herbal supplements when needed.
A huge fan of nature and its benefits to mental health, Dr. Brodsky incorporates different aspects of this into her work with both children and adults organizing retreats, programs, and workshops to help people and organizations find a healthy balance to their daily lives. Dr. Brodsky is a strong believer of practicing what she preaches. It is in this spirit that she generously organizes annual staff retreats for Interactive Discovery employees promoting connection with nature, self, and others. She encourages staff to prioritize self-care knowing that it enhances their overall quality of work and personal well-being. As an avid nature lover she also knows that we cannot care for the planet without caring for ourselves.
Dr. Brodsky’s clinical interests include complex trauma, and working with people who are dealing with major life transitions. Her goal is to help clients to build resilience and to provide healthy coping strategies to deal with stress. Dr. Brodsky is interested in examining how complex trauma can impact mental health and ones overall physical well-being. She has completed EMDR Basic Training: Parts 1-3 which includes Advanced Clinical Workshop; and has been trained by Dr. Laurel Parnell who specializes in Attachment-Focused EMDR.
Together with Dr. Jane Paley who oversees ID’s Assessment Division, Dr. Brodsky also conducts and supervises Neurospsychological and Psychoeducational evaluations. Her vast experience working on child evaluations gives her advanced skills to examine a child’s academic, cognitive, and emotional development; providing individually tailored recommendations based on evaluation results.
Dr. Brodsky is a former Adjunct Faculty Professor, teaching courses in psychology, child development, and psychiatric conditions and disorders. Her research interests are in the areas of examining the child and parent relationship and its effects on child development as well as resiliency. She is bilingual and is able to conduct therapy and evaluation sessions in both English and Russian languages
Dr. Brodsky received her doctorate from New York University in 1999 and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Her experience includes: working with patients on the acute inpatient unit as well as providing outpatient mental health services; designing and supervising therapeutic after school programs for children and adolescents by implementing and managing over 100 therapeutic groups; and creating and supervising a six-year training program for graduate and undergraduate students. Her dedication to mentorship and training has been a huge part of her work and has enabled her to provide post-doctoral and post-graduate training to clinicians at ID. Dr. Brodsky also serves as an expert supervisor to psychological practices in the New York City area and has enjoyed mentoring novice psychologists-in-training. She is also passionate about music, photography, theater and other outlets for creative expression.