Dr. Laura Van Schaick-Harman

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450 Waverly Avenue Building 4 Suite 11
Patchogue, NY 11772
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Dr. Laura

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I am committed to providing meaningful, purposeful, and evidence-based psychological services to the community. I use a collaborative, problem solving approach and work to create a meaningful cooperative partnership between therapist and the children and adults I work with. I strive to help children and adults to recognize and create meaningful experiences and relationships in their life. Using principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology, I work to help clients become engaged in their life and to experience meaningful success as well as loving and fulfilling relationship with others.

Treatment is available for anxiety disorders (panic attacks, panic disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobia, selective mutism, separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), compulsive behavior, ADHD, learning disabilities, stress, behavior problems, parenting concerns, trichotillomania (hair pulling), and Tourette's/Tic Disorder.

Interventions include Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Comprehensive Behavior Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and Positive Psychology techniques.

Online and Telephone Therapy Services are available for the busy professional, parent, or student.

I offer a program for college students and soon-to-be college students that is designed to provide resources and education about having a meaningful, healthy, safe, successful, and fun college experience: http://www.meaningfulpsychservices.com/College-Suite.html.

I also published an e-book for children. The Summer it Rained: How Boppy the Beagle Learned to See the Sun Behind the Clouds is a story about resilience and optimism and can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.



I received the Doctor of Psychology degree in 2011 from St. John's University. I am a NYS Licensed Psychologist, NYS Certified School Psychologist, and have earned the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential from the National Association of School Psychologists. I am an active member in the Suffolk County Psychological Association as a Member-at-Large and chairperson of the Website Committee. I am a lecturer at St. Joseph's College where I teach courses in behavior modification and psychological testing. I am an active community volunteer, a lifelong learner, and have experience working both in private and public settings with children, adults, and families. I was awarded the Suffolk County Psychological Association Service Award in 2012 and the Suffolk County Psychological Association Outstanding Service Award in 2014.
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