Counseling

We have expanded our helping role in the community in response to the great need for people to have a trained and sympathetic ear to listen to their stories in a confidential and safe setting.

The Emerald Isle Immigration Center is now offering:

DROP IN THERAPY HOURS
WITH A LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

Woodlawn: Laura is available each Thursday between 12-7pm (by appointment only)

Woodside: Laura is available each Tuesday 12-7pm (by appointment only)

Counseling Hours with LCSW Sheila Sullivan – by appointment only

Ask yourself, do you or anyone you know:
Feel down, anxious or overwhelmed?
Are confused about where to call “home”?
Sometimes feel like you need to cut down on your drinking or drug use?
Feel the need to lie to cover up a problem at home?
Are dealing with a DWI or other legal issue?

If you have responded yes to one or more of the above questions contact or come to the EIIC during our drop in hours to see how we can help. Our trained listener can be the 1st step in taking care of your emotional health needs. Experienced listeners can often direct people to the help they need and be a source of new information about a problem you may be burdened by.

Laura O’Brien

Laura O’Brien is a licensed clinical social worker who has been in the field for twenty years. She works with an adult and adolescent population. Laura’s background is in psychiatric social work and she has been the psychotherapist at the EIIC for approximately nine years. She also had a private practice in Manhattan for ten years and currently has a practice in New City NY in Rockland County.

Laura is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work and has had additional training from Crisis Care Network. She has an extensive Employee Assistance background as well and does on site crisis oriented work in the workplace. Clients have included: NBC, Citibank, Trader Joes and most significantly Pepsico. Laura worked directly on site with Pepsico following the Newtown Shootings in Connecticut and worked with members of the Sandy Hook community that worked at Pepsico in Somers NY. She specializes in mood disorders and grief and loss.

Contact Laura O’Brien with any questions at 718-478-5502 Ext. 104

Sheila Sullivan

Sheila Sullivan is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist and has worked as both for 20+ years. She has worked as consultant for EIIC for 6 years and more recently as supervisor of social work students from NYU, Fordham and Columbia Schools of Social Work who are completing their Master’s Degree. Sheila is a graduate of Hunter College School of Social Work and has four years of training post Master’s degree psychotherapy/psychoanalysis at a Self Psychology Institute in Manhattan. She worked as a supervisor of a clinic for addiction at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, the Addiction Institute, and maintains a private practice in Manhattan.