I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the New York State with over fifteen years’ experience working with adults, adolescents and families. My areas of interest are mood disorders, communication skills, family issues, life challenges, ADHD, and high functioning autism spectrum disorders.
My personal style is strengths-based, client-centered and solution focused. I believe in treating others with compassion and sensitivity and that you decide what outcomes are best for you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, Adlerian, and solution-focused counseling interventions to provide you with the most appropriate approach and best treatment plan for your specific needs.
The first step in counseling is often the hardest, which is making an appointment with a counselor. If you are ready to work towards a happier and more fulfilling life I will work with you to give you the tools to empower you to make real and lasting change.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Family Problems, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 008335
Amazing therapist she was very helpful with all of my issues.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues
Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
10/10 recommend Dr. Laura Skotarczak. She offers me multiple ways to address my concerns, both tangible and theoretical, that resonate with my analytical nature.
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd
Dr. Laura has been very helpful in helping me cope with some big changes in my life. She is quick to respond and I always appreciate her attention to the details of my texts. She is very knowledgeable and caring.
Written on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Skotarczak is incredibly smart and kind. She provided a warm and safe space for me to open up in. She not only listened but gave me tools to help me improve myself and my relationships. My life is better thanks to her!
Written on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Skotarczak is a good listener and really cares.
Written on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks