Laurie Nadel, Ph.D.
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As Dr. Nadel wants each individual to receive her full attention, she only accepts new patients upon referral.  For information or to be added to the waiting list, please email Dr. Nadel or call 212.560.2333.

Dr. Nadel is a nationally recognized expert on mental health issues stemming from catastrophic events. After September 11, 2001, she was quoted in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Reuters and the Associated Press.  She appeared as an expert on CNN. Since Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Nadel's work with survivors has been featured in The New York Times, Newsday,, and the Associated Press and other publications and websites.  She was interviewed on National Public Radio's Here and Now noontime broadcast.  (Please see our media page for clips and soundbites.)

Laurie Nadel, Ph.D. has been in private practice since 1991.  A psychotherapist and business coach certified by the International Coach Federation, Dr. Nadel is a master practitioner of neurolinguistic programming (NLP).  Her clients include CEO's, entrepreneurs, Broadway stars and professionals from many different countries.  Phone and Skype sessions are available upon request.  She has been a guest on Oprah and Coast-to-Coast AM with Art Bell and George Noory.

Dr.  Nadel at the shore

After her home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, she launched a free weekly support group at the City Hall in her hometown of Long Beach, NY.  The ongoing group provides a safe place for people who are struggling with traumatic stress reactions after the natural catastrophe that destroyed their homes, possessions and way of life.  For two and a half years, she directed a program for teenagers whose fathers were killed on the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center at South Nassau Communities' Hospitals' WTC Family Center in Rockville Centre, NY.  "Dr.  Laurie showed me that 9/11 was not an end.  It was a beginning, " said one of the young men in her program.

Dr. Nadel's work as part of Project Liberty, the huge public health psychological support program initiated in the wake of the 9/11 events, has been recognized by the institution with which she was affiliated during the duration of her effort.  South Nassau Communities Hospital commemorated her work with a special certificate of gratitude.

A member of the New York State Psychological Association and the Society for Shamanic Practitioners, Dr. Nadel incorporates mind-body science with the ancient wisdom of indigenous healers with whom she studied from 1993 to 2003.  She servers as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Psychology & Clinical Psychiatry, produced by Medcrave Publishing.

Dr. Nadel holds a doctorate in psychology from Greenwich University and a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy.  She completed a post-doctoral program in Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School's Institute of Mind-Body Medicine.

Dr. Nadel has training in clinical homeopathy for anxiety, insomnia, and phobias.  Homeopathy is a system of traditional medicine that is used by 300 million patients and 400,000 healthcare providers worldwide.  Homeopathic treatments are safe, effective, and do not interfere with conventional medications.

Dr. Nadel is certified in critical incident stress management for domestic terrorism and weapons of mass destruction by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.

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On the corporate circuit, she has taught intuitive leadership, critical thinking, and whole-brain teambuilding to CEO's and executives at such organizations as Eli Lilly and Company, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

A featured blogger for the Huffington Post, Laurie Nadel is the author of the four-time best-seller Sixth Sense: Unlocking Your Ultimate Mind Power (ASJA Press, 2006).

Her most recent book, Happiness Genes: Unlock the Positive Potential within Your DNA, co-authored with Jim Baird (New Page Books/Career Press, 2010), was voted the best spirituality book of 2011 by USA Best Book Awards.  Dancing with the Wind (Paraview Press, 2001) was nominated for a National Book Award.

Laurie Nadel spent the first 20 years of her career as a journalist for major American news organizations, including CBS News.  In 1989, she founded The Committee to Protect Journalists, a human rights organization for journalists.  In the late 1970's, she started a human rights committee for journalists at the Overseas Press Club in New York.

From 2001 through 2008, she wrote Long Island at Worship, a religion column for the New York Times Long Island section and covered the marine environment, filing numerous On the Water cover stories about the lobster die-off in Long Island Sound, shark fishing competitions, and sailing.

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