Last edited 04/10/2024

Lorraine Baum LCSW

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VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Lorraine Baum Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
SundayClosed

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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

The work I do with my clients is highly structured and personalized. I am what is termed a "directive" therapist so you will not have to worry about lulls in the conversation or the burden of bringing material to the session. I have developed an extensive intake interview that will quickly bring me up to date on your life in the first session so our work can begin immediately. I set goals with my clients and I write out detailed treatment plans so we are always working concretely to move your life forward. My focus is always on improving your experience of life in the here and now; however, I will move into the past whenever necessary to understand "how we got here" when it will help illuminate a stuck point or expose a trauma point. I have strong skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which I will teach you and which will then be yours for life. The healing that comes from therapy is perhaps my greatest strength and that has developed out of my own life experience combined with the work I have done over the past 15 years working with hundreds of clients across the life span and from a wide diversity of backgrounds and orientations. If you would like to learn more about my practice you can go to my website LorraineBaumLCSWPLLC.com

Identity

Gender

Woman

Ethnicity

Jewish

Sexuality

Heterosexual

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Attachment issues

Life transitions

Trauma

General Expertise

Depression

Careers

Work Stress

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Social Anxiety

Bipolar disorder

Divorce & separation

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Fees

First Session$200
Marriage & Couples Counseling$175
Individual Therapy$150

Types of Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

The Gottman Method

Training / Certifications

NYU Silver School of Social Work NYU Post=Master's Certificate in Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Licensure

  • New York, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 094417

Education

Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, Master of Social Work, General, 2009

Stony Brook's program features a strong emphasis on social justice. Before concentrating in clinical work I enjoyed a career in public policy working in both non-profit and government positions in NYC and on Long Island.

City University of New York Queens College, Bachelor of Arts, English, 1988

Work History

I have been practicing as a social worker since 2009. Social work allows for a wide range of practice and I have enjoyed working in many areas of society through this profession. I have trained in clinical practice (therapy) throughout my career and have also held positions in government and non-profits in New York City and Long Island. Last year I made the decision to move exclusively into clinical practice and I started my own practice. During the pandemic I joined a private practice in NYC and like all therapist worked remotely. I enjoyed the experience of remote work so much I have continued on as an exclusively remote therapist. The clients who prefer remote therapy generally are a good fit for me as I do well working with people who require the flexibility and ease of remote therapy due to hectic schedule with career, families or personal lives.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Lorraine Baum, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lorraine Baum, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Lorraine Baum accepting new clients?

Yes, Lorraine Baum is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York.

Does Lorraine Baum accept insurance?

Yes, Lorraine Baum accepts insurance, including Aetna.

What types of therapy does Lorraine Baum offer?

Lorraine Baum offers therapy for couples and individuals.

Does Lorraine Baum offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Lorraine Baum for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Lorraine Baum offer online therapy?

Yes, Lorraine Baum offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Lorraine Baum?

Lorraine Baum typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Lorraine Baum speak?

Lorraine Baum conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Lorraine Baum online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lorraine Baum online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.