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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Benefits of Psychotherapy

Although many people know they need help, most don’t realize that psychotherapy can offer the solution and treatment they need. If you are battling stress and are unhappy with the current quality of life you are living, come in to see our team. Let us help you to explore the potential benefits this treatment option can offer. Do you know the benefits of psychotherapy?

What Are The Benefits of Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a type of scientifically validated treatment. It works to help individuals to develop better, healthier habits. And, it can be a highly effective tool at improving your overall well-being and quality of life. Here are some of the significant benefits patients often see when they get help.

Stress Reduction

psychotherapyOne of the keys to improving not only quality of life but overall health is managing stress. Stress creates a toxic atmosphere in the body that impacts all working organs. It can also shorten your lifespan by potentially making you more likely to develop complications for various ailments. However, psychotherapy can help to reduce this stress.

Psychotherapy offers solutions for improving your overall stress level on a daily basis.

Less Conflict in Life

conflictsAnother key area that psychotherapy can be helpful is conflict improvement. Everyone faces conflicts throughout their lifetime. However, the way you deal with them and overcome them may differ.

If you are struggling with conflicts or finding yourself constantly battling one conflict after another, it is time to get through that to determine what the underlying cause is.

Improved Coping Skills

Sometimes, it is not the conflict itself that is the problem but the ability to cope with life challenges. There may not be a way to avoid a tragic situation, but there are ways (good and bad) to cope with it. When you obtain this type of care, you can learn to recognize areas of struggle and learn how to cope with them.


psychotherapyIn addition, psychotherapy can also offer greater self-awareness. And, when you are better aware of your life and your challenges, you can create more satisfying relationships in every component of your life. That includes at home and even at work.


Are you struggling? If life isn’t what you want it to be, now is the time to make a change. Psychotherapy should be at the heart of that changing process. Contact our offices at to learn more about the options available to you.

Contact me to schedule a free consultation at 212-413-7088.