Laurie Sloane   Licensed Clinical Social Worker Over the past 30 years, a combination of diverse professional experiences and extensive training have made me the therapist I am today. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Social Work, I have participated in continuing education courses and seminars to ensure that I am incorporating the latest in psychoanalysis into treatment plans. I joined the… Continue Reading

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Conditions we treat at Best Therapist NYC

The Most Common Conditions Your Psychotherapist Can Help You With We live in a world where almost every problem we have can be treated with medicine. There are medications for mental health complications such as ADHD and even depression. There are so many people across the globe that resort to a string of medications to… Continue Reading

Therapist for Aging NYC

What Will Your Future Look Like as You Approach 65, 75, 80 and Beyond? As we get older, there are physical changes we all go through. Our skin becomes more wrinkled, our joints may start to ache and generally, we are not as energetic as we used to be. Health concerns can be a real… Continue Reading

NYC Therapist for Midlife

What Happens After Midlife? Midlife creeps up on people without them even realizing. They have been so busy rearing their children and working to pay off the mortgage that suddenly they have reached their 40’s or 50’s, and it can be a big shock. Sometimes a relationship fails at this point because they find they… Continue Reading

How to Prepare to Go to a Therapist by NYC Top Psychotherapist

Things You Should Know Before Seeing a Psychotherapist The decision to begin therapy can be frustrating or disheartening. It is a path that helps lead the patient on a journey to self actualization, mental stability and emotional perseverance. Not only is it challenging for the therapist to meticulously and yet gently probe you to fully… Continue Reading

Group Therapy for Midlife Crisis

How Can Groups Help You Cope with Midlife and Plan for the Future? Researchers are saying that it appears that a midlife crisis is a myth. Try telling that to someone who has just realized that old age is creeping up faster than he or she thought. Someone who suddenly becomes aware of their mortality… Continue Reading

Positive and Negative Aspects of Midlife

From the day we are born we start to age, and we all have to go through the various stages of life. At some point we will reach midlife, and for many it can be quite a shock when they realize they are no longer the youngster they feel they still are in their head.… Continue Reading

Menopause is a Life Changer

Some women will sail through the menopause feeling very little effects, but others will suffer for years. This is because it is a change in hormones that happens very gradually, and to start with the differences can be so slight that they may not even be associated with the menopause. You might find that you… Continue Reading

Finding a New Version of Yourself in Midlife

Midlife is often the point where people feel trapped in their work or their relationships. It is no coincidence that more divorces take place between people in their 50s than at any other age. Often, by this time the children have left home, and the couple finds they no longer have anything in common. Moving… Continue Reading

How Do You Feel About Thinking About Your Future?

Thinking about your future is perfectly normal. Having dreams and aspirations is part of life, but as we age, what we are aiming for can change dramatically. Generally, we realize the things that are most important in life, and material things start to matter less. Dreaming of the Future When You Are Young As a… Continue Reading

Functioning with Bipolar Disorder in College

Before we discuss how students with bipolar disorder can work their way through college, we need to understand what the problem they are suffering from is. For many years it was referred to as someone being a manic-depressive. The manic part of the name was for the highs and the depressive part for the lows.… Continue Reading