Laraine  Gordon
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Laraine Gordon


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Southampton Accepting In-person
Updated November 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Laraine Gordon is a Registered Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R in the state of New York. Laraine has worked as a psychotherapist and hospice medical social worker over the last 26 years and provides psychotherapy for individuals, teens, and families. Laraine holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, graduating from Stonybrook University magna cum laude. Laraine’s style is solution-focused, empathic, highly engaged, and sometimes humorous. Evidence-based therapies that draw from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and experiential techniques inform her practice.

Laraine has spent the last 26 years presenting workshops to both small and large audiences in and out of the United States, discussing her expertise in the area of adolescents, grief, addictions and various topics. Laraine was invited and presented as a national guest speaker in California at the Annual National Bereavement Camp Conference run by The Moyer Foundation.

Message to clients

As a psychotherapist focusing on the power to change, I utilize experiential techniques to create connection when working with any population. Experiential techniques combined with creative expression results in resiliency and connected relationships.

In April of 2007 I established a not for profit organization called Time for Teens, Inc (TFT). TFT was developed to hold bereavement retreats, counseling and workshops for teenagers ages 12-19 who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

I believe that in life there are many forms of loss and if we do not find peace and resolution thru these losses we can get stuck.

Let me help guide you and help you navigate the obstacles that are holding you back from living the life you’ve imagined or perhaps have not dared to imagine.

Positivity, intention and the power to change what no longer serves you, inform my practice.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Medicare
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (45min)


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-4pm
  • Tue 8am-4pm
  • Wed CLOSED
  • Thu 8am-4pm
  • Fri Please call for availability
  • Sat 8am-2pm
  • Sun CLOSED

Southampton practice
39 Windmill Lane, Southampton, New York 11968
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-4pm
  • Tue Please call for availability
  • Wed CLOSED
  • Thu 8am-4pm
  • Fri 8am-2pm
  • Sat 8am-2pm
  • Sun CLOSED

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Time for Teens Inc., Owner 501c3 charity organization , 2006 - 2020
COPE, Clinical Director , 2008 - 2012
East End Hospice , Medical Social Worker , 2004 - 2008

SUNY STONYBROOK , Masters Degree, 1996


New York: R-058327-01