Dr. Laurie Hollman is a Psychoanalyst and Author in New York.
In the interview, she talked about the importance of being a mother and a Psychoanalyst for over 30 years. Balancing both of these roles are the reasons she focuses on working with people across the lifespan – from infants to adults.
After 30 years, Dr. Hollman is well known in her area and therefore has a consistent stream of referrals from doctors, pediatricians, and other colleagues. We discussed how she reached out to these referral sources initially by sending them papers describing the various problems and advising them how to make a referral to her. She attributes her success to being an optimist and a hard worker.
[1:30] Laurie shares how her work as a therapist was shaped in part by her role as a mother.
[4:15] Laurie shares how she works with mothers and infants.
[7:37] Laurie explains how she got started building her therapy practice.
[12:12] Laurie reports that her clients are primarily private pay. She explains why she doesn’t like accepting insurance.
[16:15] Laurie states that others have told her that people are competitive and not willing to help when building a practice. She explains that instead of being competitive, she has found people to be very generous.
[17:35] Laurie mentions that her practice has been full for a long time, so she is very busy. She also writes a lot.
[18:02] Laurie discussed her book, which she describes as the culmination of her 30 years of being a therapist and mother. She described her book as her mission.
[26:23] She describes some issues she has with attachment theory.
[36:15] Laurie described her biggest challenges are with clients who are difficult to work with. She finds clients with severe personality disorders the most difficult to work with.
[38:00] Laurie states that you can become an expert at something if you work hard and are passionate about what you are doing. She added that it is also important to take risks.
BIO – Dr. Laurie Hollman, Psychoanalyst, and Author, New York
Dr. Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst with specialized clinical training in infant-parent, child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy. She has been on the faculties of New York University and the Society for Psychoanalytic Study and Research, among others.
She has written extensively on parenting for various publications, including the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, The International Journal of Infant Observation, The Inner World of the Mother, Newsday’s Parents & Children Magazine, Long Island Parent. She writes her popular column, PARENTAL INTELLIGENCE, at Moms Magazine and blogs forHuffington Post. Her new book is called, “Unlocking Parental Intelligence: Finding Meaning in Your Child’s Behavior.”
For more details go to her website http://lauriehollmanphd.com.
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