Laura Mccarthy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Laura Mccarthy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

2153 Richmond Avenue
Suite 402
Staten Island, NY 10314
(917) 746-7857
Offers online therapy

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About

For 30 years, my work has been dedicated to adults, children and families, specializing in emotional and behavioral problems. My belief is that most people are committed to doing the best they can & have the capacity for change with the right support and skill. I service clients with a wide range of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and borderline personality disorder. When children and teens are in crisis, so are their families. Finding a good therapist can be a daunting experience! My office setting is comfortable and inviting & well equipped for therapeutic play. I welcome phone consultation before scheduling an appointment.
My intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has expanded my work to include pre-teens and adolescents with high risk destructive behaviors including suicide and self-injury. DBT skills and concepts are taught to clients and their familiies.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $130 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • License: New York / R 070343
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 1980

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Ackerman Institute for the Fam / Family Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: Behavioral Tech / DBT
  • Certificate Date: 2008

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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Laura Mccarthy's Groups

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training

DBT has 3 components; individual therapy, skills training, and phone coaching. The skills training is a 16 week program for teens that teaches DBT skills. The group meets weekly for 90 minutes on Monday nights and cover the following: Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. There is an additional module called 'Walking the Middle Path' that is also offered that involves parents with their children and teaches skills that are essential to families with teens. These skills are the foundation of DBT and are utilized in treatment.

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DBT Skills Group for Pre-Teens

Modified program for pre-teens struggling with emotion and behavior dysregulation that includes a parenting module for parents. This is a 12 week program for 90 minutes per week. Screening g is required.

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Location

2153 Richmond Avenue
Suite 402
Staten Island, NY 10314
(917) 746-7857
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • self injury
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022
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Laura Mccarthy

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW