Dr. Laura Skotarczak


About Me

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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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) , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #008335 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Written by A.M. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Skotarczak is great at keeping in touch with me. She gives me space when I ask for it, but is consistent with messaging me in between sessions for a status check. I feel like she is flexible and dependable. She asks great questions and offers good resources.

Written by L.A. on Mar 31, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks

Dr. Skotarczak is a great counselor - She listened well, is pragmatic, and give helpful feedbacks and exercises that are adapted to the issue encounter.
I felt very comfortable with her - she is one of the best therapists I had.

Written by M.E. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

I appreciate Dr. Skotarczak's perspective on my issues and feel that she relates to what I am saying. I appreciate her!

Written by B.O. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Great listener, provided great feedback

Written by J.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

so far it has been great and she has been really helpful