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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Midlife: Women Can Benefit from Seeking Out Support

supportLife changes often. In many situations, it becomes hard to deal with even when changes as positive. Many women going through midlife changes and transitions find themselves overwhelmed and out of options. Who can you talk to that can give you an honest opinion? Who can you just talk to without being judged? Sometimes, you just need to figure out how to be yourself again.

During these transitions in midlife, it is important to reach out for the support you need. You can get that that support from a psychotherapist.

How Can Psychotherapy Help You Now?

Most women face emotional and physical changes and challenges during their midlife. It is during this time that big things are happening. Your children may be going off to college. Your groups of friends may be changing. Your daily life may be changing. During this time of transition, it can be hard to know what to do or how to get through. Take a few minutes to breathe deeply. What steps can you take today to get more clarity on your life now and your future?

Sometimes, it is best to step away from those in your life and turn to a third party. You need someone to offer objective advice and to see through all of the complications that you face. A psychotherapist is the person to do just that.

Group Settings Are an Option

supportPsychotherapy can be very powerful in any form that you have available to you. However, many women who are struggling with midlife struggles about the future, about their health, about retirement, or even mortality need to reach out to a setting that fits their unique needs. In these cases, group sessions can be very powerful.

You have a lot to think about and, in many cases, a great deal to worry about. Yet, when you meet with other women battling the same thing you are, you may be able to find new clarity and opportunity.


Group settings for many women dealing with the struggles of life’s transitions are ideal. You can find a group of people who can relate to you and who you can feel comfortable talking with about what you are dealing with. You may find the support you get in a group session is really all you need to move forward and improve your quality of life.

Contact me today to schedule a free consultation at 212-413-7088 or email me at