Ciara McLaughlin

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Contact Info

(646) 762-9014


  • Clinical Social Work/Therapist
    New York


Main office
303 5th Ave , suite 901
New York, NY 10016
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Telephone: (646) 762-9014

Second office
125 E 23rd St , suite 302
New York, NY 10010
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Telephone: (646) 762-9014

Therapy is an act of courage and self-love. If you or your child are dealing with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, life changes, adoption or attachment related issues, impacts of trauma, or depression, I am listening. There is hope and a way forward. I offer a safe, nonjudgmental space to deepen self-awareness, build empowerment, and identify and alleviate sources of distress or pain, to create positive, lasting change. I welcome and work with clients from all backgrounds, but particularly Asian Americans and people of color. I specialize in working with adoptees and their families as I am personally connected to adoption.
As a transracial, transnational adoptee, I bring my lived experience as well as extensive clinical training to my work. I understand on a visceral level what it is to feel a sense of belonging and alienation simultaneously. I believe that in building tolerance for holding and honoring conflicting feelings, one can move towards self-compassion and healing.
My approach is interactive, warm, and curious, and my framework is psychodynamic and integrative, incorporating aspects of narrative, relational, and attachment based therapy as well as mindfulness techniques.
It takes a lot of courage, strength, and determination to begin therapy. I am here to walk alongside you on this journey, provide validation, empathy, and support, and help you visualize a path through the messiness and realness of life. If any of this resonates with you, or you are curious about how we would work together, please reach out and let's talk.


  • Adoption
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational

Age Groups

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 21)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Young Adults (20's & 30's)