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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Get Help Managing Stress in College

college anxietyWe all tend to think of our years of college as a time for fun as well as hard work. However, for about one-fifth of college students, it is a time of anxiety and depression. There are several reasons why they suffer in this way, and there is help available if they need it. There are also some things they can to do try and help themselves.

Managing Time

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The first thing students need to do is learn to manage their time. They have probably just left home where they were told what time their meals would be ready, when they had to be home in the evenings, and possibly with mom or dad getting them up for school. Now it is all down to them, and it can come as a big shock to the system.

 

Colleges are aware of the challenge this can be for some students, and many offer assistance with time management.

Realizing They Are Not Alone

When students start to have trouble concentrating, meeting deadlines, sleeping, feeling angry or irritable, or avoid activities they used to enjoy, they need to realize they are not the only one feeling overwhelmed by the huge change in their lives of attending college. Certainly, to start with, many of the other students will be feeling exactly the same, and they should talk to each other about how they feel, as nothing is worse than thinking you are the only one suffering.

Alternatively, if they feel that perhaps they do not know any of the other students well enough to discuss such personal issues, meeting with a psychotherapist could be the answer.

Other Stress Busters

There are several ways students can help themselves to manage the stress in college, including getting enough sleep, eating regularly and healthily, making sure they exercise and forgetting the stimulants as in the long run they will add to any stress.

Most colleges have counselling services that are available for students to take their problems to. This can be a huge help to some students, but for others it is not enough to relieve their anxiety or depression.

There are times when professional help is needed if the student wants to complete their college course without ending up a nervous wreck. If you think this could be the solution for you, contact us today to arrange an appointment with the best Psychotherapist in NYC.

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