Laura Mercogliano


Laura Mercogliano


Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • 1199SEIU
  • Advantage Health
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire Plan
  • GHI
  • HealthChoice
  • HealthFirst
Fees: We are a boutique office with seasoned professionals, each with a minimum of 15 years of clinical experience with a range of expertise. We invite you to contact our office. We accept virtually all insurance and offer a sliding scale fee for those without insurance. Weekends, Evenings? Not a problem at all. We are here for you.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


260 W Main St
Suite 8
Bay Shore, New York 11706

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My Approach to Helping

Have you every felt as though no one truly understood you? Have there been times in your life when you wish you had access to a place that was free from judgement? Somewhere that offered the comfort to express how you genuinely feel? Identifying and expressing your thoughts and feelings is the first step toward liberation. Knowing that you are not alone is the first step, and I am here to listen.

More Info About My Practice

No one person can be all things to all people. Advanced Counseling, established in 1997 has a team of seasoned professionals who specialize in an array of areas. Appointments are typically offered in the same week as your request. Our clinicians have a minimum of 15 years of Advanced Training and Expereince. Many of our staff are experts, professors at prestigious universities and have written books on depression, anxiety and thought disorders. Treating addiction is a common theme as well as focusing on techniques to manage ADD, ADHD and various behavioral patterns that interfere with a well balanced life.
Our approach is largely holistic, althought we do consult with medical professionals if medication is warranted.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Addiction, Eating Disrorders, Couple Counseling, Individual therapy that aims to eliminate anxiety and depression.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Groups I Work With

    As a boutique practice we have an array of seasoned clinicians who specialize in working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction, parenting issues, abandonment, emotional pain, financial strain, blended families, bullying, adoption, infertility, and thought disorders. rnWe work with individuals who appreciate having a sounding board to explore their thoughts in a non judgmental atmosphere.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • School issues
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
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