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 faculty of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center (PPSC), a post-graduate training institute, and served as the Executive Director for 10 years. During my tenure, I taught and supervised candidates, developed an internship program for graduate students, and worked to establish guidelines for training and licensure in New York.  My expertise is broad and far-reaching.

My current areas of specialty are: 

Therapy for Young Adults

Of late, more attention has been focused on the well-being of anxious, depressed and suicidal students on college campuses. I have worked with many students trying to adjust to life away from home. The social and academic pressures of college can bring about the emergence of major mental illness and addiction that needs to be addressed with the proper treatment. In addition to individual sessions, I also offer group treatment to college students and young adults.

Therapy for Women of all ages

I have extensive experience in counseling women of all ages who suffer from eating disorders. Today, there are a variety of treatments available; I’m able to help navigate through the options and figure out which will work best on a case by case basis.

As baby boomers are aging, they are learning that menopause no longer spells the end. Life after 65 continues to be an important, yet often overlooked part of adult development. I’m able to offer support in either individual or group therapy sessions for women navigating midlife and beyond.

Therapy for Veterans

I am affiliated with Here to Help Military and Families, a Long Island group that offers free counseling to returning veterans and their families. I offer a holistic approach to treatment; for both veterans returning from combat, suffering from the effects of trauma and PTSD, as well as their families, who are struggling to understand how difficult reentry into civilian life can be.

What can you gain from therapy?

Connection to others

Over the past 30 years, I’ve learned a lot about relationships and the value in sharing our thoughts and feelings with friends and partners. Knowing we are being listened to, valued and understood is crucial to emotional wellbeing.

Hope for the future

Therapy is a process. Though there is often no simple, quick solution, it provides a safe space to explore emotions, thoughts, and actions in an in-depth and meaningful way, to eventually bring about change.

Growth and change

Through continued treatment, therapy can be an incredibly powerful tool in helping to significantly improve your quality of life and outlook.

Call me today at 212-413-7088 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.

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4 Ways You Can Benefit from Psychotherapy

4 Ways You Can Benefit from PsychotherapyAs the amount of work increases and more and more people aspire for higher goals, one has to take into consideration the amount of stress related to it. Stress is one of the main reasons for emotional instability. Other reasons include depression, anger and grief. All of these continuously hit us throughout our life and there is only so much one can take.

That is the reason why psychotherapy is essential for healthier living. You have to understand that emotional health is as important as physical health and that focusing on only one can never solve your problems. People always need someone to talk to. We are social animals after all and finding someone to confine our problems with leads to a healthier mind and emotional balance.

Visiting a therapist once a week can benefit you in many ways. You should try discussing your personal problems with your therapist even if the problem is miniscule. Here are 4 ways you can benefit from psychotherapy.

You learn to handle emotions well:

The current generation is known to be more sensitive to a lot of different aspects in life. The slightest negativity can have lasting impacts on a person. What psychotherapy does is that it shows you how you look in front of other people when you act the way you do. This way you learn to control your emotions and build some walls to block the negative aspects. Letting someone know of how you feel can also relieve you of stress and can induce happiness.

Therapists keep you in line with your goals:

4 Ways You Can Benefit from PsychotherapyPeople usually over think matters that are related to life changing events and this can cause increased levels of stress, anxiety and nervousness. The person might even start doubting his decisions. Taking a psychotherapy session can lift the mental blocks you place on your mind and keep yourself in line with what matters to you the most whether it a new job, divorce or even selling your house.

You can find your purpose in life:

Many people at times are unaware of what they are living for. They do not have any goals and neither do they admit to any specific passions or feelings – bottling everything inside. You might be stuck in life and do not even know about it. Once you start going to a therapist, you will start seeing the bigger picture. A therapist can help you find what you are good at and help you turn it into something you look forward to doing every day. This also helps build confidence and drive to be better.

Therapists can help break a problem down:

4 Ways You Can Benefit from PsychotherapyThere is no need to get confused over life problems anymore. A therapist can help you dissect problems to their very core. You can develop strategies to solve your complications and move on with your life. Therapists are trained professionals who give excellent advice. This advice can help you work through your problems effectively whether they are related to marriage, the loss of a loved one or even a break up.

Contact us at 212-413-7088 to schedule a consultation.