Why Change Briefly?
The name "Change Briefly" means that you can make small changes in your life that happen fairly quickly, but last a lifetime.
The process of change takes place through Change Briefly Meetings ~ a type of focused therapy.
A great deal of research has shown how short-term, focused counseling can provide long-term, lasting results ~ click this link to read research on the effectiveness of Brief Therapy.
The form of Brief Therapy I practice combines three ingredients:
For people who request it, Brief Therapy can also include a fourth ingredient:
*(This fourth ingredient is entirely up to you ~ it can be added if and only if you would like it included.)
What does it cost?
- Consolidated Health Plans (NYU)
Who will help me Change Briefly?
My name is Alison Brody Alpert, and ChangeBriefly.com is the web-home for my small, clinical practice. Here is some information about me:
- I am a New York State licensed clinical social worker ~ I completed my graduate training in social work in 1983 (so I have been around for a while...).
- I also have a doctorate in pastoral care and have completed training as a chaplain.
- Before starting as a therapist on my own, I worked at nonprofit organizations in New York City, including the City's public hospitals ~ NYC Health + Hospitals.
Where would we meet?
I am based in New York City ~ my office is on 25th Street and Broadway (near Madison Square Park). The address is: 1115 Broadway ~ 12th floor, New York, NY 10010.
Many of the people I work with are struggling with chronic illnesses and would have difficulty traveling ~ which is why connecting online, using a secure and free video service, is sometimes the best way to work together. Note that there are only a few insurance companies that pay for "tele-therapy," but I am glad to work with you to try to get your insurance company to cover our work together.