More about Dr. Laurie Nadel
As Dr. Laurie wants each individual to receive her full attention, she prefers to accept new patients upon referral. For information, or to be added to the waiting list, please email her or call 212.560.2333.
A Personal Statement from Dr. Laurie Nadel
During my first career as a journalist, I spent twenty years writing and producing hard news, meaning those grisly clips of people whose lives were going along in normal until a sudden, violent event ripped the ground out from under them. The heavy work load and tight deadlines required clinical focus and detachment. But I couldn't help wondering what happened to those people after the cameras left.
In 1987, I burned out covering the Iran-Contra hearings for CBS News and was forced to take medical leave due to chronic fatigue syndrome due to CMV (cyto-magelo virus). Doctors determined it was a real illness which the Centers for Disease Control confirmed; however, there was no conventional medical treatment for the virus. This opened the way for me to begin studying meditation and seeking natural alternatives to help me heal.
Healing is not a straight line. It takes time. You deserve personal attention and quality care.
In the course of my healing journey, I recognized that I would need a new professional direction. I was pushing 40 with a complicated medical history and the likelihood of gainful employment other than the night shift at McDonald's led me to complete two doctorates through independent study: a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and a second doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy. Later, I completed post-doctoral diplomas in clinical training in mind-body medicine and clinical homeopathy. (Homeopathic medicines offer safe, natural, and effective alternatives to addictive anti-anxiety medications.) Part of each year was spent traveling and studying with indigenous healers.
I opened my private practice in 1991 focusing on stress and health issues, especially burnout; anxiety/phobias; and trauma issues. In the past three decades, it has been my privilege to be able to help many successful people process traumatic loss, phobias and anxiety so they can lead healthy and fulfilling lives.