Laura Goldstein, LMSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Specializing in relationships, stress, anxiety, parenting, divorce, and issues unique to blended families. 

When faced with one of life’s many obstacles, I believe the first important step is to reach out for support.  We may need help to move through a transitional time in our lives, to work through a rough patch, or to build skills to better manage a crisis.  Examining issues through a CBT lens allows us to identity thoughts and ideas that can cause us distress. Once negative thoughts are identified, CBT enables us to challenge ingrained thought patterns and make adjustments to achieve an improved outlook on life.  I believe all individuals have strengths. Through therapy, we will work together to capitalize on these strengths and develop a healthier sense of self.

I have held a variety of roles that allowed me to support individuals with a wide range of issues.  Working as a teacher for almost a decade, I worked extensively with students, parents, and families.  I often helped them work through everything from academic and behavioral issues to transitions within families including death, health issues, job loss, relocation, expanding families, divorce, and remarriage. 

I also spent time counseling adolescents and young adults in both a  college counseling center and a fifty-five and better community center, where I worked on issues such as:

  • Managing anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low self-esteem

  • Family issues

  • Substance abuse

  • Self-harming behavior

  • Marriages, remarriages, and divorce

  • Break-ups

  • Peer-pressure and academic pressure

  • Difficult transitions

Through my work, clients can identify rough patches, work through issues, and resolve them so that they can gain strength and lead a healthier lifestyle. I am also able to assist individuals and couples to begin the next step of their lives, which may involve a new relationship, remarriage, or blending families.

My goal as your therapist is to help you navigate challenging moments and/or periods of transition in the healthiest and most supportive way possible.  Together, we can identify your strengths and work towards improving the quality of your life. 


Education and Credentials: 

  • New York State LMSW: License #099981-1

  • Columbia University: Master’s in Social Work

  • Columbia University, Teachers College: Master’s in Curriculum and Teaching

  • University of Michigan: Bachelor’s in Psychology


  • Level One and Level Two Training, The Gottman Method Couples Therapy, 2018

  • Addiction Policy and Interventions, Columbia University School of Social Work, 2018

  • Treating Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Deborah Melamed, PhD, Soho Cognitive, 2018

  • Essentials of CBT, Beck Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 4-Week Online Training, 2017

  • Prepare/Enrich Premarital Facilitator Online Training, 2017

For more information on my professional background, please feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile here.