She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Laura Van Wyk treats non-binary clients who are 24+ years old. Although currently treating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she is office-based in Brooklyn, NY. She will continue to provide remote sessions once she returns to providing office-based treatment.
Laura is certified in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She also uses psychodynamic approaches and psychoanalytic approaches in her treatment. Laura believes that the best type of treatment for her clients is an integrated approach, using the best tools of each of these therapies to address the issues that her clients have identified as their treatment goals.
Laura very much works from a strengths-based perspective. All clients come to therapy with an enormous capacity to change and motivation to do so. Building on the strengths they have used in the past to accomplish goals in their life, Laura helps clients also utilize them to accomplish their treatment goals in therapy.
Laura’s professional history includes being an LCSW who holds a master’s in social work from New York University. She has been seeing clients privately for the past two years and also has over ten years of experience working clinically with clients in forensic settings with diagnoses ranging from schizophrenia to adjustment disorders to personality disorders.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Laura Van Wyk is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Private practice, 2018 - Present
Legal Aid, Mitigation Specialist, 2016 - 2021
Rikers Island, Mental Health Clinician, 2009 - 2016
New York University, MSW, 2009
Fordham University, MA, 2006
American University, BA, 2000
New York: 086004