I am a psychotherapist practicing in New York City with individuals and couples. I provide a welcoming space to explore problems in living and accompaniment in finding new ways forward. I hold certificates in couples therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy from the William Alanson White Institute, and in Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy from the Center for Optimal Living, as well as additional training in dialogic practice and EFT. I was born in New York and studied religion at Reed College before completing a master’s degree in clinical social work at NYU.


I welcome both individuals and couples in my practice, located in downtown Manhattan and over video conferencing.

My aim is to assist you in working on whatever brings you to therapy, developing a safe relationship where self-discovery can take place. I offer deep listening and a caring, spontaneous relationship, wherein it is more possible to find language for what has been difficult to put into words, better understand what hinders you, and support your inherent capacity for growth. My approach is informed by training in psychodynamic and integrative harm reduction psychotherapy, dialogic practice, and EFT. I also offer counseling specialized in the following areas:


I provide counseling to couples to help strengthen communication and intimacy, while exploring the impact of your individual histories to bring clarity to current challenges. Often conflicts point toward the meaning and unique potential of what brought you together as a couple. I hold a certificate in couples therapy from the William Alanson White Institute and additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.

Substance Use Issues

If you struggle with substance use or other behaviors that feel out of control, I provide a non-judgmental and collaborative space to explore its meaning and support you in making positive change, whether toward moderation, abstinence, or safer use. I am certified in integrative harm reduction psychotherapy and committed to assisting you in creating a plan that is consistent with your goals.



I am currently providing therapy virtually and in downtown Manhattan.


Please contact me at lailacaron@gmail.com or (646) 783-9542.


We will determine the fee prior to our first meeting. I offer sliding scale fees based on need and am committed to helping you find affordable therapy.


I do not accept insurance. If you have out-of-network psychotherapy coverage you may be able to receive reimbursement for our meetings; I will provide you with a monthly statement to submit for insurance reimbursement.


To make an appointment please contact me at (646) 783-9542, or LailaCaron@gmail.com, or fill out the form below.

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