Eliot LeBow LCSW, CDE
Diabetic, 1977 - present
At age six, Eliot LeBow was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Once he received help and support, he was able to thrive. He is now a diabetes-focused psychotherapist, and the owner of DiabeticTalks, a private practice on Manhattan's Upper West Side.DiabeticTalks treats the many diverse cognitive, behavioral, & emotional needs that come with both Type I & Type II diabetes. It educates the medical community about the unique issues of people with diabetes.Eliot has established himself as a leading authority on diabetes-related well-being. He is the sole psychotherapist on a panel of experts for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Eliot's robust online platform, volunteer work, professional training programs, & breakout presentations are raising the profile of mental health care for people with diabetes. "My own passion lies with helping people with diabetes live a capable, powerful life--with less suffering, and filled with all the joy of the human experience," he says.
Psychotherapist, 2006 - present
If you were recently diagnosed with diabetes, you are wondering if life will ever be the same again. As a veteran Type I diabetic, I have dedicated my life to helping other people with diabetes in the New York Metro area. I am a psychotherapist, a diabetes educator and an accountability coach. I treat diabetic patients of all ages-and their loving families, too. I have many resources to help you thrive. I provide a safe, caring space to discuss your concerns and issues, create tactics, and reinvent life from here on out.Your issues might be physical, cognitive (learning/memory or low self esteem), emotional (Anger, Anxiety, Fear, Sadness or nagging guilt) psychiatric (Attention Deficit Disorder, Depression & others) Situational (Divorce, Abuse, Family Conflict, Parenting, or Peer Relationships), or societal (isolation). More than ever, you're in abundant company. Together, we leave your past behind, and move forward positively, productively, and with great hope.My Therapy (psychotherapy) services are designed to assist families impacted by Diabetes and Trauma, Including:Education, Parenting Skills, Teach and encourage multiple self-care behaviors, Proper Nutrition, Physical Activity, Monitoring of high risk factors, Medication management, Problem Solving Skills, Reducing risk, Proper coping, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Psychoanalytical therapy. Additional Services Include: Relapse prevention, Learn the disease model of addiction, Learn post acute withdrawal (PAW), Learn addiction-free pain management (APM) skills, Advanced recovery education, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalytical therapy