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

She is a recognized expert in her field and has been sought out and interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, msnbc.com, TODAY.com, FoxNews.com, the Daily Mail (London), Discovery Communication, NBC Universal, the Fiscal Times, the West Side Spirit, Women’s Media Center, SheSource expert, Our Town, DNA Info, iVillage and many others. In addition to appearing on camera on HuffPost Live, she has been interviewed on The John Tesh Radio Show, AM 550 and FM 102.9 WDUN, on Live Chat of the Wall Street Journal, Fishbowl Radio Network, and on Expert Interviews, a teleseminar medical series.  Analyzing the psychological impact of current events, Lisa demystifies human behavior and relationships for the media.

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.

Her forthcoming book explores how our behaviors and communication styles support or hinder healthy relationships. Designed to improve relationships through self-awareness, this book helps identify behavior patterns and reveals the underlying dynamics that lead to conflicts and power struggles.

In and around New York City, her compassion for marginalized populations brought her to volunteer at Identity House, providing weekly support groups and individual crisis counseling.  She has offered groups on women’s issues at the Jewish Community Center and for the developmentally disabled community she has worked at the New York State Commission on Quality Care. She participated in hearings and reviewed declarations for informed consent for major medical treatment. As a clinical supervisor at ARC of Rockland, she coordinated services for a day treatment and habilitation program for developmentally disabled adults.

Lisa earned a master’s degree in social work from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from William Paterson University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Private Practitioners Group and The Medical Reserve Corps in New York City.

Website:  www.lisabrateman.com
Email: Ldbrateman@gmail.com
Manhattan office tele: 845-216-9400
East 37th Street, New York, NY 10016