Lauren Altchiler, PhD, Psychologist in Merrick
Life is stressful. It sometimes feels like it's just too much to handle. Perhaps you are feeling tired all the time, anxious, depressed, unfulfilled in your relationships or job, or as though you are going through the motions of life experiencing little joy. You are not alone. Together, we will explore your unique situation and learn the keys to creating greater happiness and moving in the direction of your true purpose. I take an integrative, holistic approach including assessment of psychological as well as physiological issues that may be contributing factors. This is often key to true healing and avoiding medication.
Our thoughts and emotions are incredibly powerful. They actually create our lives! Within us they can create tremendous sadness or overwhelming joy. With greater understanding of the link between thinking and the feelings and behaviors that follow, people can release themselves from old negative patterns and choose to live more positively and healthfully.
I provide individual psychotherapy as well as run group stress management and healthy eating workshops. All services are provided in a warm, supportive environment. Stress Management workshops begin every Fall (and sometimes in the Spring.) I hope you will join us. Call me today and start creating the life you were meant to live!
Call or Email Lauren Altchiler for a free phone consultation now - (631) 513-2921


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Hofstra University
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: 011713-1 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Lauren Altchiler's Groups

Stress Management Workshop - Starts October 21!

At the Stress Management Workshop you will master a variety of stress management tools that can be pulled out of your "toolbox" and applied immediately whenever confronted with a stressful situation. Skills learned include recognizing and challenging negative self-talk, overcoming fear, meditation/breathing techniques, assertion training, and time management. Small, upbeat groups meet for 90 minutes over an 8 week period. Optional monthly follow up groups available for those who would like on-going support. Join us and start creating the life you were meant to live! Call today to register for our next group.

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Heal Your Gut Heal Your Life

Why is everyone gluten free? On antidepressants? Have chronic conditions? What are GMOs and why should I care? Hippocrates said "All disease begins in the gut." The trigger for many mental & physical illnesses comes from our food, because food quality has changed drastically over the last 20 years! If you suffer from anxiety, depression, IBS, bloating, fatigue, autoimmune disease, pre-diabetes, or thyroid issues join us for this informative and delicious workshop! We will sample yummy, healthy foods. You will gain full understanding of how to approach food, with detailed handouts and recipes that you can implement immediately. I hope you will join us!

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The Recipe Swap Club

Join The Recipe Swap Club! Each month we will sample a new yummy recipe and will discuss a topic of relevance to our healthy eating journey. In addition, one group member can also make /bake something for the group to try, in exchange for attending that day at no charge. Each member shares one new recipe each month, which I will print and distribute to members. Recipes need to include all "real food" ingredients, be gluten and dairy free, and conscious with regard to healthy fats and sugar. Join our community of healthy eaters and accumulate a cookbook of recipes! Call or email to register.

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  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem


  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management, Integrative Health,

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic


  • Individuals
  • Group
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018
Lauren Altchiler, PhD, Psychologist in Merrick

Lauren Altchiler

Psychologist, PhD