LAURIE B. GRUNEBAUM
PH.D. LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in New York and Connecticut with over 25 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues. I have specialized expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, developmental trauma, event trauma, and early adult to later adult developmental issues/life transitions. These include infertility, adoption, pregnancy, parenting, relationship issues, divorce, women’s sexual health and menopause.
I am integrative in my approach to treatment. This means that I use all theoretical orientations and interventions uniquely tailored to the needs of each patient. This individualized approach helps each person take control over debilitating symptoms, feelings, and self defeating patterns that hold them back from living satisfying emotional, social and professional lives.
With reference to the treatment of eating disorders I help patients to gain control over their symptoms while understanding and processing feelings and issues that have caused and continue to fuel symptom thoughts and behavior. I help patients to find their voices, become empowered adults who can live full and satisfying lives rather than inhibited deprived lives that don’t permit the experience of pleasure, joy and the full experience and enjoyment of relationships and connection to others.
I would describe myself as warm and easy to relate to. Clients find me to be approachable and non-intimidating. My style is interactive with a high level of feedback and participation, a critical ingredient related to clients’ engagement and overall satisfaction with the therapy experience. Research shows that the relationship with the therapist is the most important ingredient for a successful treatment. Therefore, I want all my clients to feel that the relationship with me is the fit that they need to make the changes that will make them feel more positive and at peace with themselves.
Skills & Expertise
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Compulsive Exercise
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Couples therapy