Dr. Laura Kaplan-Naim

Psychologist

About me

I am a New York State licensed PhD Psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. My doctorate in Psychology is from Fordham University and I have a post-doctoral degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University .

I specialize in working with a diverse population of adults with mild reading or language-based difficulties and those with severe learning disorders. Often self esteem and anxiety in applying for jobs or maintaining employment can go hand in hand. My practice incorporates collaborating with the clients to turn key ideas.

I also have expertise in guiding young adult students who will be immigrating to the US and/or spending time abroad and the stressors involved in this. I am very knowledgeable on relaxation techniques as well as mindfulness. I can help you to incorporate strategies to reduce anxiety and get to the tasks that need to be accomplished!

I enjoy helping individuals find motivation within themselves to push their career choices forward and be successful. Building of time management and executive functioning skills is a key component for success in school and on the job. My goal is to work together with the clients to identify the steps needed to build these areas in order to reach one's school and work goals.

I am a person centered psychologist with a warm and compassionate style. Together we will work to navigate the process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Expats , Intellectual Disability , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NY Psychologist 014101


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Laura Kaplan-Naim. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is the best!

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Amazing support every meeting. She just gets you and Understands you.

Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching

My initial session was very professional with helpful suggestions.

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Caring and an excellent listener

Written on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Kaplan listens and grounds her practice in client focused approach

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kaplan-Naim is very helpful and listens to what I say. She contacts me when I need it most (because I am very forgetful) and she treats me with respect and I really appreciate everything she does.

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura is so kind and understanding. She is always available to respond to me whenever I need her. She's helped me so much already.

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I know dr Laura understands me and lets me feel very comfortable

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

The most wonderful! Thank you!!

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura is amazing!

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is patient and thoughtful. She's great conversation, as well as offers solid insight and perspective. Her support was essential to my handling big life changes. Highly recommend!

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Laura is such an amazing person and expert. This is the first time, I'm going to a therapist and I'm absolutely delighted with the sessions! She is very professional and she provides me with tips and solutions that I can directly put into practice! After each session, I feel empowered and confident and I know exactly what to implement. She is super supportive and I'm very happy to have met her through BetterHelp.
I highly recommend her, she is awesome!

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

I spent the past month speaking with Dr Kaplan and she was really kind and encouraging from the start. It was easy to talk to her and she offered a great listening ear, always encouraging me to share more if I’m comfortable. I’m better equipped to face the challenges in life now after the sessions!

Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

-being a nurse, and working until nearly 1am with an aggressive staff member, it is perfect to be able to set up an appt at 1am or 2am to process, receive supportive feedback, and learn resources/techniques to utilize next shift. My co-worker is pretty overbearing, I have stomachs issues around her, and she has administration in her back pocket. I felt like I had no power. But now the power is in how I respond to her. Even if it doesn’t work right away, just having someone to be on your side, and in the wee hours of the am, makes all the difference in the world.

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

I have only had one session with Dr. Kaplan-Naim, but she was very nice and understanding, I will continue seeing her.

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning coaching

Dr. Laura Kaplan-Naim is thoughtful, eloquent and generous. She is highly professional, intelligent, extremely supportive and confidence boosting. I feel that being in communication with her could help anyone enhance their life's purpose and happiness level.

Written on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Laura held a very safe and supportive space with a mix of active listing and proactive tactical support. Her direct approach and soft way of being is just what I needed. Her business input also helped me a lot. I recommend Laura to anyone looking for a soft and yet firm space to help you get unstuck and much more …

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is amazing! I wish everyone I know could have the chance to get to know her.

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Dr. Kaplan-Naim is very attentive and checks in when she hasn’t heard from me in a little bit. She’s a great support.

Written on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Kaplan-Naim is a wonderful therapist who already feels like a friend. She’s an amazing listener and responds with the precise words I didn’t know I needed to hear till they hit my ear. I feel like she genuinely cares to hear what I have to say and is so thoughtful and real in her reactions. I’m in the most challenging time of my life and her presence and support has made a huge difference in the way I feel about it.

Written on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Kaplan is one of the most respected and confident therapists that I have had the time of meeting she takes her time to fully soak in the problems or what would be good and indecisive giving a great source of feedback great homework to boost my confidence and maintaining my anxiety with her scheduled visits. I always look forward to having her scheduled visits and having her listen to my thoughts and concerns during our sessions

Written on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Kaplan Naim is a very supportive person - she offers a very useful guidance and is always available when I need a listening ear. She always sees the best in a person and helps me to find hope in the darkness.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

Laura has been the best therapist I’ve ever had. She makes me feel very comfortable and at ease. It’s the first time I can say, “I really like my therapist,” and I’m very grateful for that.

Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She's very understanding. I feel comfortable speaking with her and trust that she hears me.

Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning adhd

Kind and helpful. She does not judge in any way. She knows she is there to help and actually listens to you.

Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is a very kind lady, thoughtful and compassionate. It was easy to open up and talk to her. I look forward to working with her!

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