Dr. Boatswain is a licensed psychologist and certified group psychotherapist. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University, a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the College at New Paltz, and earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Albany. She completed her clinical training at the American Psychological Association accredited Pederson-Krag Center, Huntington, New York. She has worked as a psychotherapist at New Hope Guild Center in Brooklyn, New York, Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and as an assistant professor at Long Island University. Most recently she worked as a staff psychologist at Manhattanville College for nearly 10 years. She has over 20 years of experience as a trusted counselor and professional.
r. Boatswain is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Group Psychotherapy Association, National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, and Registrant with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. What this means is that Dr. Boatswain is a member of the nation’s leading organizations that ensure high standards, ethics, and best practices by a psychologist.
Dr. Brenda Boatswain is the owner and director of Godsend Psychological Services PLLC, a premier counseling and consultation company that provides the best evidence based practices in consultations and personalized counseling solutions to individuals, families, and groups through integration of mind- body –spirit practices.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
American Group Psychotherapy Association American Psychological Association National Register of Health Service Psychologists
Watch Out World (WOW)!
A group for adolescents of color to foster confidence, positive racial identity, and social and communication skills in situations where they may feel left out or in a
Relaxation Techniques for Health Workshop
Years in Practice: 32 School: College at New Paltz Year Graduated: 1993
Treatment Modalities and Fees:
Couples Family Group Individuals Initial Consultation Sliding Scale: Yes
Supervision/Consultation: by phone
TYPES OF GROUPS:
Adolescent Group Mixed Adult Group Womens Groups Special Issues-Ethnicity and Diversity
MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALTIES:
SCOPE OF GROUP PRACTICE:
Short-Term Focused Groups Longer-Term Supportive Groups
Cognitive-Behavioral Interpersonal Psychodynamic
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS: AMEX CASH CK MC PAYPAL VISA