Laurence Schwartz


Laurence Schwartz


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Fee is $250. Sessions are 55 minutes. There is some fee flexibility for those with lower incomes, no out of network coverage and who do not require an evening time. 48 hour cancellation policy. For new patient inquiries, there is no charge for a 30 min phone consultation.
Evening Availability


1133 Broadway
Suite 816
New York, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

I am a seasoned psychotherapist with over fifteen years of clinical experience working with a diverse clientele. I believe that growth occurs in therapy not just from insight, but from the willingness to tolerate the discomfort of the unknown and experiment with new ways of being in and out of sessions. I strive to be an engaged and active partner in this work.

I also do executive coaching for individuals and organizations with especial experience in tech and media-related fields. Although psychological factors are never entirely left out of this work, the focus is on optimizing professional goals.

More Info About My Practice

I am particularly interested in the intersections of culture and psychoanalytic thinking in clinical work. My treatment approach often incorporates exploration of the internalized cultural forces that influence and create one's subjectivity - including race, gender, sexuality, class, privilege, experiences of marginalization and toxic concepts of what is considered "normal."

Other particular clinical interests and specialities include chronic or atypical depression, creativity and creative blocks and issues around sex and sexuality. I also have much experience working with trans and gender expansive people, as well as the entire queer spectrum of sexual expression.

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I am a committed generalist when it comes to my psychotherapy practice and have always worked with a diverse population.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Object Relations
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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