Lana M. Ackaway

Lana M. Ackaway

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

New York, New York

(917) 294-7883

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Personal Statement

I am an empathic human being and a highly trained Certified Psychoanalyst, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Credentialed Alcoholism Counselor. I help others manage and resolve difficulties of the heart -- love, loss and work during significant life changes; for example, career change, death/illness in family, divorce, early "recovery," relapse with addiction(s), criminal arrests, loss of work, etc. I am committed to providing high-quality professional assessment and counseling/psychotherapy to people who have not accessed or have had prior unsatisfactory experiences with psychotherapy. I am also committed to travel the lengthy road of psychoanalysis with people who want to take this voyage.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Entitlement
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Attacks
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Years in Practice

20+ years

Services Fee

  • Special Consultation $200-$400

Payment Types



License Name License State Year
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) R-029147-1 New York 2004


Name Year
Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) 1997


Name Duration
National Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) 1997-Present


Title Publication Year Therapist to the Therapy 2008


School Degree Major Year
National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) PsyaD Certified Psychoanalyst 1997
Columbia University MSSW Personality Disorders 1982


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