Joseph Brand, Ph.D. specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, insomnia depression, trauma, OCD, and related disorders (e.g., hoarding, skin-picking, trichotillomania) for children, adolescents, and adults. He values a warm, empathic approach to form a strong therapeutic alliance and work collaboratively with his patients. Dr. Brand provides both individual and group psychotherapy. He also works closely with families of patients when appropriate.
Dr. Brand primarily uses cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and mood disorders across all age ranges. He has extensive training in exposure-based therapies, including exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive therapies, habit-reversal therapies, and mindfulness- based therapies.
Dr. Brand received his Ph.D. from the clinical psychology program at Fordham University. He completed his predoctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. His previous clinical experiences include working in public hospitals, VA hospitals, and outpatient clinics, including the OCD and Related Disorders Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Brand has extensive experience providing CBT in a variety of settings, including home visits, off-site visits, and via videoconference (i.e., Skype, FaceTime). He has published work on the effectiveness of teleconference and videoconference psychotherapy, as well as obstacles to successful treatment using CBT.