Laurie D Gilkes, lcsw, bcd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
I am warm, open, and informal. People feel safe and comfortable enough to trust me with their secrets, fears, and intimacies. I am aware that by the time you call a therapist, you want some relief! So, I work from the "Top Down" -- giving stress-relief, relaxation, new perspectives, and ways to help you to feel better quickly --as well as from the "Bottom Up", so you understand why you are the way you are, and how you might change what you want to...
People call me "The Relationship Expert" because I have helped them resolve issues in relationships, or helped them find and keep a relationship! Unlike many others, I consider it a privilege to deal with serious life problems, such as illness, aging, dying, and grief.
I I believe that therapy, like life, should encompass both panoramic and microscopic vistas, wisdom, and laughter. Good therapy affirms life, and all of its amazing possibilities. I want to help you develop and enjoy inner peace, meaning, purpose, passion, and a zest for life!
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Laurie D Gilkes now - (646) 386-2137


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 1971
  • License No. and State: 012668 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $300
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire BlueCross
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief


  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Hypnosis
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Dealing with elderly parents
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Mourning and grief
  • PACT psychobiological approach to couples
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2016
Laurie D Gilkes, lcsw, bcd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York

Laurie D Gilkes

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD