Lisa Brateman, LCSW, Psychotherapist
Relationship Specialist

Lisa Brateman, LCSW, is a psychotherapist, relationship specialist, public speaker, and media commentator. In her midtown Manhattan private practice, she offers individual, couples, and group therapy. Her areas of expertise include couples therapy, parent/child, sibling, and coworker relationships; conflict resolution; depression; sleep disorders; and emotional eating.

Our traumas and trials may shape who we are, but we need not let them dictate who we can become. Lisa's practice is devoted to helping you develop the tools you need to lead a rewarding life in a confidential setting. She will help you connect the dots of your experiences, feelings, and beliefs of life's happenings.

She is a recognized expert in her field and has appeared on TV on CBS Evening News, WPIX-TV Evening News, Arise America-TV News, Newsmax TV, CC-TV News, CTV Channel 15 and HuffPost Live. She has been interviewed by the The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, GQ, U.S News & World Report, MSNBC, WSJ Market Watch, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Harper's Bazaar, CBS News Money Watch,,, Cosmopolitan Magazine, PBS, Teen Vogue,, New York Daily News, Brides Magazine and Discovery Communications. Analyzing the psychological impact of current events, Lisa demystifies human behavior and relationships.

At the Women's Media Center she is a Shesource expert for producers and journalists. Lisa is a regular presence on BBC radio as a guest expert on relationships and sleep issues.

Over the last 10 years, Lisa has spoken at professional organizations throughout New York City; her public speaking engagements have included "Counseling Those with Sleep Disorders" at the 1199SEIU Interdisciplinary Symposium, "Emotional Blackmail" at Lynx Professionals, "Psychology and Sleep Apnea" at the American Sleep Apnea Association, and "Psychological Aspects of Eating" at the Jewish Women's Health and Wellness Forum.

She is the psychotherapy consultant at New York Sinus and Sleep Medicine. A member of the Dream Team, which offers a multidisciplinary approach to sleep disorders, she works with clients to reduce anxiety and other psychological barriers to sleep.

Lisa earned a MSW from New York University. She is a member of the Private Practitioners Group in New York City.

    Areas of Expertise

  •   Relationship Specialist
  •   Couples Counseling
  •   Conflict Resolution
  •   Depression and Anxiety
  •   Eating Disorders
  •   Media Commentator
  •   Public Speaking

    Treatment Approach

  •   Couples counseling
  •   Interpersonal
  •   Psychodynamic
  •   Coaching
  •   Solution Focused Therapy
  •   Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)