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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.
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
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