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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What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

When you come in to see a psychotherapist, you will go through a process of consultation. The goal is to understand as much as possible about your overall symptoms and your lifestyle. What is bothering you? Why is it occurring? And, what can be one to improve it? Most of the time, individuals will learn more about the complications they have and mental health concerns that may be impacting their quality of life. Then, a customized treatment plan is created to address those underlying concerns. For some, a therapy called acceptance and commitment is used to help the individual to achieve the balance they need. Is This Therapy Right for You? In this form of therapy, an individual will talk to his or her therapist about the way they feel and then will learn more about correcting those thoughts. In this particular form of therapy, individuals learn to become aware of and accept the thoughts and feelings they have. They will then learn to commit to making changes. In other forms of therapy, individuals learn to recognize that there is a problem and then learn to cope with that situation as it occurs. However, in acceptance and commitment therapy the goal is to make changes so that they can overcome these challenges in the future. The ultimate goal of this type of therapy is to help an individual to cope with the challenges they face and then to learn to adjust to situations better. It is not just about recognizing a problem and coping with it, but working towards changing those thoughts, feelings, and actions. Not everyone can benefit from acceptance and commitment therapy. When you visit with your psychotherapist, he or she will help you to determine if this might be the best type of treatment option for your individual needs. Many factors can contribute to this including the type of mental health concerns you have, the severity of them, and your ability to succeed under this type of therapy. It may be used alongside other therapies as well. If you feel you are suffering from any type of mental health complication, take the first step. Reach out and schedule a consultation with one of the best psychotherapists in New York by calling our office to discuss your needs. You may be able to see significant improvement in your quality of life with proper treatment like this.When you come in to see a psychotherapist, you will go through a process of consultation. The goal is to understand as much as possible about your overall symptoms and your lifestyle. What is bothering you? Why is it occurring? And, what can be one to improve it? Most of the time, individuals will learn more about the complications they have and mental health concerns that may be impacting their quality of life. Then, a customized treatment plan is created to address those underlying concerns. For some, a therapy called acceptance and commitment is used to help the individual to achieve the balance they need.

Is This Therapy Right for You?

In this form of therapy, an individual will talk to his or her therapist about the way they feel and then will learn more about correcting those thoughts. In this particular form of therapy, individuals learn to become aware of and accept the thoughts and feelings they have. They will then learn to commit to making changes.

What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?In other forms of therapy, individuals learn to recognize that there is a problem and then learn to cope with that situation as it occurs. However, in acceptance and commitment therapy the goal is to make changes so that they can overcome these challenges in the future. The ultimate goal of this type of therapy is to help an individual to cope with the challenges they face and then to learn to adjust to situations better. It is not just about recognizing a problem and coping with it, but working towards changing those thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Not everyone can benefit from acceptance and commitment therapy. When you visit with your psychotherapist, he or she will help you to determine if this might be the best type of treatment option for your individual needs. Many factors can contribute to this including the type of mental health concerns you have, the severity of them, and your ability to succeed under this type of therapy. It may be used alongside other therapies as well.

What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?If you feel you are suffering from any type of mental health complication, take the first step. Reach out and schedule a consultation with one of the best psychotherapists in New York by calling our office to discuss your needs. You may be able to see significant improvement in your quality of life with proper treatment like this.

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