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.

Tag Archives: Dreaming of the Future When You Are Young

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

future As a youngster, you may have dreams of living your life in a big house and working in a career perfect for you. You may be thinking you will travel the world or party your whole life. Life has a way of not happening as we think though, so although you may while away many happy hours daydreaming about your future, don’t be surprised if your life ends up totally different. That need not be a bad thing though, as when you get a little older, a dose of reality kicks in.

Dreaming of the Future When You Reach Midlife

If you are feeling guilty about thinking of the time when your children have left home, and your mortgage is paid off, don’t. It is perfectly natural to want some freedom after years of rearing children and working hard to keep the mortgage company happy. Midlife will happen quicker than you think, and it could be time for you to make major changes in the way you live.

If you have been thinking about your future for some time, and what you want those changes to be, now is your time to sort your life out and probably start to think about the next stage, retirement.

Dreaming of the Future When You Have Retired

Just because you have reached retirement age, does not mean that you have no future, or that you should stop thinking about it. Most people these days retire anywhere between 55 and 65 and still have many years ahead of them. Making plans for what you want to do in those years can be crucial to your wellbeing, or you could become stressed about the way your life is heading.

You should not feel bad about putting yourself first. You may have spent years rearing a family and doing a job that was not your favorite. Retirement should be one of the best times of your life and thinking about future plans can help make your retirement dreams a reality.

Some people feel selfish thinking of their own futures, but that should not be the case. It can cause them great stress and anxiety though, and they may need help to cope with these negative feelings. If this is you we are talking about, get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with the best psychotherapist in NYC.

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