During 35 years as an individual and couples therapist, Laura Arens-Fuerstein has helped countless men and women with issues linked to relationships, self esteem, sexuality, body image and parenting.
Writing is another area of interest for Laura, one she developed throughout her analytic career. She has had numerous professional articles published. As a guest speaker at various settings, she recognized the importance of translating technical jargon into simpler language for lay audiences. And she enjoyed making that happen. That awareness inspired her to write a book that would reach both interested readers in the wider population and analytic clinicians.
I wanted to use my own voice more than I had for the academic material I'd written in the past, and include a creative nonfiction style. My Mother, My Mirror reflects that approach. Currently I am writing a memoir, and plan on a book about how childhood relationships influence adult male-female relationships.
Laura earned her doctoral degree from New York University and is a graduate of The New York Center for Psychoanalytic Training (NYCPT). Today, she trains other clinicians in her approach to psychotherapy. She is also the author of numerous articles published in such professional journals as The Psychoanalytic Review, along with chapters in academic books.
Laura has appeared on national TV programs such as FOX’s news program, Fox and Friends, and CNN’s Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell and cable TV shows such as ABC’s New Jersey Perspective, NBC’s Philadelphia program, "10!", and CBS’s Washington D.C. program, 9 News Now. She also has been a guest on numerous radio programs, including WCBS-AM, CNN, and Sirius Radio, and her interviews have appeared on the Forbes and Newsweek websites.