Laura Young, LCSW
Counseling Services PC

Psychotherapy & Group Counseling

Strengthening Individuals, Couples and Families
“The future depends on what we do in the present”
˜ Mahatma Gandhi
My goal in our work together is to help you as an Individual, Couple, or Family to better understand your multifaceted relationships. Working as a team, I seek to assist you to gain biographical insight and confront obstacles to change. Together we'll enhance your relationship skills, increase your confidence in decision making and build lasting solutions.
Laura L. Young, LCSW-R, CGP Introduction Video

Laura L. Young, LCSW-R, CGP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - R
Certified Group Practitioner

I appreciate you visiting my website and if you haven't already, I invite you to watch my 2-minute introductory video.

While I understand that you may chose to start or return to therapy because there are things in your life that you may want or need to change, I also focus on what is working in your life. It's important to explore what are your challenges and what are your strengths.

For example, I work with clients who feel they are not reaching their potential because of anxiety or depression. While exploring history is an important part of therapy, it is equally pertinent to understand how you have managed to, on some level, navigate your challenges up to this point. A therapeutic goal might include an awareness and acceptance of your difficulties towards thoughtful, positive and mindful actions or changes in the present.

Below you can peruse a bulleted list of an array of reasons you might want to seek therapy and work together to address your concerns. Also, in my website you can read more about how I work, my education and training in the About Us page.

Whether we are working together in individual therapy, couples/family therapy or group therapy, I collaborate with clients to experience how relationships—with family, friends, coworkers, and society in general—are often the source of their greatest growth and can also be a root of their biggest challenges.

Some areas that folks come to explore with me include:

  • Substance abuse, alcoholism or addictions
    • Drugs
    • Alcohol
    • Food—Anorexia, Bulimia, Overeating, Disordered Eating
    • Co-dependency
    • Debting
    • Gambling
  • Relationship Concerns
    • Couples Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Co-Parenting
  • Trauma—recent or past
  • Abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Work Related Stress (newly employed, laid off, under-employed, office politics)
  • Increasing Effective Communication
  • Transitions
    • Engagement
    • Becoming Parents
    • Moving In Together
    • Separating
    • Divorce
  • Grief and Loss

You may not see the reason you are seeking therapy on this list, as it is an overview. Whatever your problem, therapy allows us to begin an exploration of new possibilities.

To start this process, I offer a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation. We'll begin to get to know each other, look into why you're considering therapy, and explore how therapy could be helpful.

Best wishes on whatever you decide is best for you and/or your family.


Laura L Young, psychotherapy & counseling, group therapy, individual therapy, codependency therapy, substance abuse & addiction counseling, marriage counseling, couples therapy, family therapy, life counseling. New York, NY, NYC, New Jersey, NJ, Connecticut, CT.