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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How Groups Can Help College Students Manage Social and Emotional Anxiety

When students are suffering anxiety or depression, being with people that understand what they are going through can help them a great deal. This is particularly true if the other sufferers are peers as they then feel empathy for each other and this can be a very powerful tool in fighting these problems.

Support Groups in College

college groupsA college may have organized support groups where members of their counseling service are present to help as well. Having several likeminded people able to discuss how they are feeling and how to find ways to combat the depression or anxiety can go a long way towards getting the student through college. Sometimes, as the group progresses, it becomes more of a social event. Even then though, members usually do not leave the group as the support they get can make the difference between failure and success.

Online Support Groups

There are now many organizations who have started online support groups, including Mental Health America. They have discussion boards, blogs and online communities and can be very useful for additional support.

Groups for Interests

Sometimes, just being part of a group of people taking part in the same sport, playing music together or enjoying any other common interest can be all that is needed. Students who are stressed often feel very alone and if they are part of a group doing something they are interested in, that can help solve their problems.

Study Groups

groupsA lot of anxiety that students suffer is because of fears about the work they are doing. They worry about not understanding it properly and failing their exams. Study groups give the opportunity for them to discuss the work further than has been done in the class and can help them to clarify any points they are not sure about. Hearing other students’ ideas and putting their own forward can be very therapeutic and give them more confidence in their abilities.

The Social Aspect

college groupsApart from groups helping with anxiety and other emotional problems, the social aspect of them can also be a huge benefit. Some students who start college are very shy and nervous about making new friends. When they are in a group, that happens naturally, and it is another worry off their mind.

If you are still stressed at college even after joining a group and you want further assistance, contact us right away and schedule an appointment with the best psychotherapist in NYC.

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