Laurie Sloane   Licensed Clinical Social Worker


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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.
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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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Can Cognitive Behavior Therapy Improve Quality of Life?

Can Cognitive Behavior Therapy Improve Quality of LifeFinding a way to get through the day may be hard. If you suffer from an addiction, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, or other types of mental health problem, you may be focused on just getting through the day. You may struggle with your thoughts every day. You may find it hard to get up in the morning or impossible to see anything good from one day to the next. It feels like a never-ending cycle of worry, stress, and frustration. Is there anything that can help? For some people, cognitive behavior therapy can be that type of treatment you need.

What Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Can Cognitive Behavior Therapy Improve Quality of LifeIndividuals who seek out the help of their psychotherapist may learn that they can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. This type of therapy allows an individual to learn more about what they are feeling and why they may be feeling it. This type of treatment helps people to better identify the unhealthy and negative emotions, thoughts, actions, and behaviors they have. It allows individuals to then replace those thoughts, actions, and behaviors with better, healthier options.

How can this help you on a day to day basis?

In short, you may recognize that your thoughts lead to the actions you have. For example, if you struggle from anxiety, you may find that once that first thought comes through your mind that it begins to race, adding bigger worries and complications throughout the day. It snowballs quickly. If you’ve learned how to deal with it through cognitive behavior therapy, on the other hand, you may not have this occur. You’ll learn how to recognize when your thoughts are irrational and then how to make changes to them to stop them from worsening.

This type of therapy can be highly effective in treating many types of mental health disorders. It can help you to see significant improvement to your quality of life because it gives you the ability to control the thoughts and actions you have. You learn how to stop it so you gain better control and, in the long term, better results.

Can Cognitive Behavior Therapy Improve Quality of LifeIf you want to find out if cognitive behavior therapy can help you, your first step is to schedule a consultation with one of the best psychotherapists in New York by calling our offices. You may be able to see a better future for yourself sooner than you think.

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