Marilyn Laves, LCSW-R
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Mental Health Professional
New York, New York
27 years of experience
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy for individuals and couples. I believe that a positive therapeutic relationship grows out of a connection based upon trust, collaboration and warmth. My integrative approach incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and interpersonal therapy.


MSW, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College (1996)

Certification and training

Postpartum Support International Perinatal Mental Health Certificate (2017)

Postpartum Support International Advanced Certification Training (2018)

Memberships and affiliations

National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Postpartum Support International (PSI), and Women’s Mental Health Consortium



Service introduction

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY Therapy can enable you to feel more in control of your life by developing greater awareness of your emotional responses and flexibility in your behavior. My approach is client-centered and I work in partnership with individuals to foster strengths. I help people dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal conflicts, as well as challenges in intimate relationships. COUPLES THERAPY Couples seek therapy for a variety of reasons including difficulties in communication, intimacy, and partnership. Adding a baby into the mix changes family dynamics and brings up challenges. I bring my reproductive and maternal mental health expertise to my work with expectant and postpartum couples to facilitate communication around issues including conflicting expectations, changes in role and identity, and parenting challenges. REPRODUCTIVE AND MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH Perinatal depression and anxiety affect approximately 1 in 7 childbearing women. As an expert in reproductive and perinatal mental health, I dedicate a large portion of my practice to women and couples impacted by perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, infertility, pregnancy loss, and the transition to parenthood. I have completed specialized training in this area and am an active member of Postpartum Support International.

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