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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Therapist for Aging NYC

What Will Your Future Look Like as You Approach 65, 75, 80 and Beyond?

best-elderly-senior-citizen-therapy-psychotherapy-nyc-03As we get older, there are physical changes we all go through. Our skin becomes more wrinkled, our joints may start to ache and generally, we are not as energetic as we used to be. Health concerns can be a real issue for some, but for others a visit to the doctors is rare.

Reaching 65

therapist-for-high-quality-of-life-seniors-older-people-02For a long time, reaching 65 meant retiring, as in many countries that is when state pensions became payable. 65-year old’s these days tend to be a lot healthier than people of that age were a couple of generations ago. They want to still enjoy life and generally have the energy to do so. If they have already retired, they may have taken up a new interest, started traveling or maybe doing some voluntary work to keep themselves occupied. The worst thing they can do after being busy for many years is to suddenly do nothing as that is guaranteed to affect their health. The future is still bright when you reach 65.

Reaching 70

Reaching 70 need not make much difference to your life at all. Some people are still working, by choice, and others have already carved out the sort of life they want. They may not have quite so much energy, their hair may be a little whiter and there will be a few more wrinkles, but there is no reason at all why life cannot still be fun at 70.

Reaching 80 and Beyond

therapist-for-aging-men-women-female-retirement-nyc-01Reaching 80 is a milestone that is usually celebrated with family members and friends. By this time, you may have developed a health issue or two, but these can be managed with the help of your physician.  Generally, you will probably have slowed down a bit, but people are aware of your age and will make allowances. You are probably more aware than ever of your mortality, and one 80-year-old in particular, Michael Caine, has said just how happy he is to wake up every morning, even if he does have a few aches and pains. If you had children, you could now be greeting great grandchildren and that is a wonderful experience all of its own.

Unfortunately, not all people over 65 have the love and support from family and friends and they can become depressed and suffer anxiety. They may need help from a professional so that they can cope with growing older. If this is your situation, contact me today to schedule an appointment with the best psychotherapist in NYC.