Veronica Brodsky, Psy.D.
Dr. Veronica Brodsky is the founder and Clinical Director of Interactive Discovery Consulting and Psychological Services, P.C. She is a seasoned licensed psychologist who has been seeing patients for over 20 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 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, and adults with a variety of presenting concerns via individual as well as group therapy. 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 approach to mental health. 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. 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.
Her clinical interests include working with individuals and families who are dealing with different life transitions by helping them cope with stressors and build resilience associated with these events. In addition, Dr. Brodsky is interested in examining how complex trauma can impact mental health and a person’s overall physical well-being. She has completed EMDR Basic Training: Parts 1,2 and 3 – Advanced Clinical Workshop. She has been trained by Dr. Laurel Parnell who specializes in the Attachment-Focused EMDR.
Together with Dr. Jane Paley who oversees Assessment Division, Dr. Brodsky also conducts and supervises Neurospsychological and Psychoeducational evaluations. Through vast experience working on child evaluations, this allows to examine a child’s academic, cognitive, and emotional development and provide individually tailored recommendations based on the evaluation results.
She 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 looking at how to build resilience. She is bilingual and is able to conduct therapy and evaluation sessions in both English and Russian.
Dr. Brodsky received her doctorate from New York University in 1999 and she 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; creating and supervising a six-year training program for graduate and undergraduate students. Her dedication in mentorship and training has been a huge part of her work and has permitted for the Interactive Discovery to provide post-doctoral training to clinicians. Dr. Brodsky also serves as an expert supervisor at psychological practices in the New York City area and has enjoyed mentoring novice psychologists-in-training both as a Professor and as the Clinical Director of Interactive Discovery.