Online Counseling
Accepts International Clients

PhD Dr. Laura Kaplan-Naim

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Laura Kaplan-Naim is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: PhD
Years in Practice: 25
State: NY

I am a New York State licensed PhD Psychologist with more than 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors. My doctorate in Psychology is from Fordham University and I have a post-doctoral degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Columbia University .

I specialize in working with a diverse population of adults with mild reading or language-based difficulties and those with severe learning disorders. Often self esteem and anxiety in applying for jobs or maintaining employment can go hand in hand. My practice incorporates collaborating with the clients to turn key ideas.

I also have expertise in guiding young adult students who will be immigrating to the US and/or spending time abroad and the stressors involved in this. I am very knowledgeable on relaxation techniques as well as mindfulness. I can help you to incorporate strategies to reduce anxiety and get to the tasks that need to be accomplished!

I enjoy helping individuals find motivation within themselves to push their career choices forward and be successful. Building of time management and executive functioning skills is a key component for success in school and on the job. My goal is to work together with the clients to identify the steps needed to build these areas in order to reach one's school and work goals.

I am a person centered psychologist with a warm and compassionate style. Together we will work to navigate the process.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Reviews for Dr. Laura Kaplan-Naim

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36 Reviews
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This was my first time ever taking therapy and I was quite nervous at first, but those feelings quickly melted away. At the end of each session Laura left me with a sense of belonging and care. I felt a bit more comfortable with myself each time knowing there is someone I can let myself out. It was very nice how she would also open up and talk about herself because I wanted to learn about my therapist too. She would also use easy to understand language and always take the time to explain and give examples which is something that is especially helpful since English is not my first language.

Jan 15, 2023


Dr. Kaplan-Naim provided excellent support for the problem that I needed to talk about, as well as someone I could discuss additional issues with. She responded very quickly to messaging and I always felt she would be there if I needed, as well as remembering the small details about my life. The sessions were beneficial and really helped me through a difficult time to the point that I don't need them and have now left BetterHelp.

Dec 29, 2022


very professional and caring

Dec 12, 2022


A wonderful listener who is supportive and gives me tools to cope. Always available.

Dec 08, 2022


I enjoy talking to Laura so much. I feel so much better and feel good for my next week She hears me and has great advise

Dec 05, 2022


She is the best!

Nov 23, 2022


Amazing support every meeting. She just gets you and Understands you.

Nov 11, 2022


My initial session was very professional with helpful suggestions.

Sep 08, 2022


Caring and an excellent listener

Sep 05, 2022


Dr. Kaplan listens and grounds her practice in client focused approach

A.M.·Aug 07, 2022


Dr. Kaplan-Naim is very helpful and listens to what I say. She contacts me when I need it most (because I am very forgetful) and she treats me with respect and I really appreciate everything she does.

A.L.·Aug 04, 2022


Laura is so kind and understanding. She is always available to respond to me whenever I need her. She's helped me so much already.

C.H.·Aug 03, 2022


I know dr Laura understands me and lets me feel very comfortable

M.A.·Jul 24, 2022


The most wonderful! Thank you!!

G.R.·Jul 01, 2022


Laura is amazing!

J.U.·Jun 13, 2022


Dr. Kaplain-Naim is very supportive and understanding. Great for soothing if you're going through a rough time.

R.O.·May 02, 2022


Laura is patient and thoughtful. She's great conversation, as well as offers solid insight and perspective. Her support was essential to my handling big life changes. Highly recommend!

T.O.·May 01, 2022


Laura is such an amazing person and expert. This is the first time, I'm going to a therapist and I'm absolutely delighted with the sessions! She is very professional and she provides me with tips and solutions that I can directly put into practice! After each session, I feel empowered and confident and I know exactly what to implement. She is super supportive and I'm very happy to have met her through BetterHelp. I highly recommend her, she is awesome!

P.E.·Apr 28, 2022


I spent the past month speaking with Dr Kaplan and she was really kind and encouraging from the start. It was easy to talk to her and she offered a great listening ear, always encouraging me to share more if I’m comfortable. I’m better equipped to face the challenges in life now after the sessions!

L.I.·Apr 22, 2022


-being a nurse, and working until nearly 1am with an aggressive staff member, it is perfect to be able to set up an appt at 1am or 2am to process, receive supportive feedback, and learn resources/techniques to utilize next shift. My co-worker is pretty overbearing, I have stomachs issues around her, and she has administration in her back pocket. I felt like I had no power. But now the power is in how I respond to her. Even if it doesn’t work right away, just having someone to be on your side, and in the wee hours of the am, makes all the difference in the world.

C.H.·Apr 15, 2022


Dr. Kaplan-Naim is super understanding of my needs and wants in therapy- when I have a lot to say or when I need guiding questions to help me put into words what's bothering me or needs to be addressed. She also never makes me feel obligated or guilty about not agreeing with ideas or suggestions. I feel very comfortable confiding in her.

C.H.·Apr 04, 2022


I have only had one session with Dr. Kaplan-Naim, but she was very nice and understanding, I will continue seeing her.

L.A.·Mar 21, 2022


Dr. Laura Kaplan-Naim is thoughtful, eloquent and generous. She is highly professional, intelligent, extremely supportive and confidence boosting. I feel that being in communication with her could help anyone enhance their life's purpose and happiness level.

J.O.·Mar 15, 2022


Dr. Kaplan-Naim is very down-to-earth and a wonderful person to talk to. Very understanding.

J.U.·Jan 31, 2022


Laura held a very safe and supportive space with a mix of active listing and proactive tactical support. Her direct approach and soft way of being is just what I needed. Her business input also helped me a lot. I recommend Laura to anyone looking for a soft and yet firm space to help you get unstuck and much more …

L.A.·Jan 31, 2022


She is amazing! I wish everyone I know could have the chance to get to know her.

C.A.·Jan 12, 2022


Dr. Kaplan-Naim is very attentive and checks in when she hasn’t heard from me in a little bit. She’s a great support.

J.E.·Jan 04, 2022


Laura is an incredibly understanding and helpful person. She makes me feel heard and understands my issues.

A.L.·Dec 25, 2021


Dr. Kaplan-Naim is a wonderful therapist who already feels like a friend. She’s an amazing listener and responds with the precise words I didn’t know I needed to hear till they hit my ear. I feel like she genuinely cares to hear what I have to say and is so thoughtful and real in her reactions. I’m in the most challenging time of my life and her presence and support has made a huge difference in the way I feel about it.

S.A.·Dec 08, 2021


Dr. Kaplan is one of the most respected and confident therapists that I have had the time of meeting she takes her time to fully soak in the problems or what would be good and indecisive giving a great source of feedback great homework to boost my confidence and maintaining my anxiety with her scheduled visits. I always look forward to having her scheduled visits and having her listen to my thoughts and concerns during our sessions

G.A.·Oct 24, 2021


Dr. Kaplan Naim is a very supportive person - she offers a very useful guidance and is always available when I need a listening ear. She always sees the best in a person and helps me to find hope in the darkness.

L.A.·Oct 20, 2021


Laura has been the best therapist I’ve ever had. She makes me feel very comfortable and at ease. It’s the first time I can say, “I really like my therapist,” and I’m very grateful for that.

M.I.·Sep 20, 2021


She's very understanding. I feel comfortable speaking with her and trust that she hears me.

F.E.·Sep 03, 2021


Kind and helpful. She does not judge in any way. She knows she is there to help and actually listens to you.

L.U.·Aug 16, 2021


She is a very kind lady, thoughtful and compassionate. It was easy to open up and talk to her. I look forward to working with her!

M.A.·Aug 06, 2021


Dr.Kaplan-Naim is so gentle and patient with me. She helps me believe in myself and thrive through the hardest days. I feel safe and supported talking to her. She is definitely a gift!

H.A.·Jul 28, 2021


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