.Hi! My name is Laura White. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York. I have been active in the field since 1980, when I worked as a Research Assistant at Suffolk County Jail. It was then that I decided Social Work would become an integral part of my life.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Social Work, additional Masters-level coursework in Gerontology, and I am Certified for EMDR, Level One, 2001.
I use a Person-Centered approach as well as Family Systems, Socratic Method, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT. I have a strong belief that we need to locate the positives in our lives, and build our self esteem from there. I work with all Ages, Religions, Cultures, and LGBTQ.
I work with patients who have Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Social Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, LGBTQ issues, Pain and Medical/Disability Issues, Grief Work, Complicated Grieving, Domestic Violence, Employment, Home Health, Cancer and other Disabling Illnesses, and End of Life Issues. In my family, we have lost three parents to Cancer, so my experience is both personal as well as professional. I understand Caregiver Stress. Lastly, if referrals need to be made, I research the area and make the appropriate referrals, for medication, rehabs, etc.
My approach is supportive, and goal-oriented.
I have a varied background in Social Work, and have been active for 40 years. I look forward to working with new patients. I am available nights and weekends. Thank you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy
LCSW #RO45844-01 (Expires: 2022-05-31)
Laura has a very kind and friendly manner. As someone who is new to therapy, Laura put me at ease right away. Talking to her is easy.
I feel extremely comfortable with her. She is so kind, patient and responsive. I text her all the time and she’s always there for me. She’s helped me so much in such little time!
I am moving forward and healing in large part due to the support I receive from Laura. I am grateful to have been connected to her.
Laura is exactly what I was looking for in a counsellor! Not only is she a good listener, but she brings a wealth of information to our sessions and is respectful of how I would like my therapy to go. I feel heard and supported when I speak to Laura, and we often have a couple laughs too.
Laura is such a nice lady! She is extremely supportive and truthful. So easy to talk to! I never feel like I’m running out of things to talk about. And I never feel like there isn’t enough time in our sessions. Thank you Laura!
Laura is a lovely person ! I genuinely feel so connected to her and comfortable opening up to her. She listens and even when we find a somewhat type of solution for my problem she doesn't make it seem as if the problem has magically disappeared which makes me feel heard and like my situation and problems are listened to and handled realistically and effectively for me ! I recommended my friend to Therapy because of Laura I hope to keep her always as its the best investment and she is just amazing! I could write so much more but I think you get my point. Shes also FUNNY and caring !
Laura white is a woman full of positivity and her smiles shines whenever she talks.
I love sharing with her my ideas and daily struggles, she listens and is very understanding. Plus, she gives useful feedbacks that have helped me a lot.
She is highly recommended to anyone who needs an ear and a shoulder to rely on.
Very Good Listener, Makes you feel heard,very engaging and makes you feel Comfortable talking about your problems.
Laura has been kind, caring, insightful, and attentive in my efforts to better my mental health
Laura is awesome ! She's sweet, funny, really tries to understand what I'm saying. I really enjoy each session and don't see the time go by !
Laura is a very lovely person who is there to help with her heart. She listens and doesn't interrupt when you are speaking. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone who is troubled and needs help.
I am so grateful to have found Laura. She is incredibly supportive and genuinely cares. She is incredibly professional and has been able to make time for me each week, even though our time zones are so far. She has always built me up and gone above and beyond to provide me with resources that I can use from the remote location that I live. Thank you! :)
I'm amazed at how dedicated Laura's been towards understanding my story and then supporting my needs. She's even studying my case in her own time to then offer me the best help possible. I'm so glad to have met a person who genuinely cares and has so much dedication. Thanks Laura!
Laura told me right at the get go she would be my biggest cheerleader, and so far she has been. I value our sessions, and I see a long relationship with her :)
From one session alone, I can say that Laura is someone that you just want to keep talking to. She is warm, funny, and SO validating. I felt heard, seen, and generally lighter after our chat. Would definitely recommend.
Loved our session! She was really understanding, funny, supportive, and gave actionable feedback that made me think twice about an issue I was facing. Highly recommend!
Really enjoyed my session with Laura! She shared great insights.