Eliot LeBow, LCSW, volunteers as an emotional health and wellness advisor for the American Diabetes Association and is a Psychotherapist for people with diabetes & trauma. He works with individuals, couples, families and groups to create a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment so they can achieve maximum personal growth, improved self-esteem, and improved quality of life. LeBow, who was diagnosed with diabetes in 1977, specializes in helping diabetics manage the daily emotional issues and psychological challenges they face as they navigate through the physical complications that arise with diabetes and help reduce physical issues through proper diabetic control.
He was diagnosed with diabetes in 1977 and is currently running a private pratice helping people with diabetes as a psychotherapist specializing in Diabetes and Trauma.
Since 2002 he has worked in various settings, from volunteering at the Lower East Side Family Union in New York City as a Parent/Case Aide to working at the Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center. After Graduating from Fordham with a Masters of Social Work in 2006, he was hired by Long Beach Medical Center as a psychotherapist. At the hospital he worked with clients who have diabetes and trauma.
In February 2011 he started providing free support via his blog DiabeticTalks and articles at www.therapyhelp.pro. Feel free to follow me on twitter @diabetictalks.
While practicing psychotherapy in New York he has gained extensive knowledge of Diabetes & trauma. Presently, he has a private practice in New York City and volunteers his services to the American Diabetes Association as an emotional health and wellbeing advisor. Going too various locations throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City, giving presentations on emotional health topics to doctors, nurses and the general public. He is also a committee member for the ADA's "Step Out, Walk to Stop Diabetes!" and prior to November 2012 he worked at Long Beach Medical Center helping client with diabetes and addiction issues.
What sets Mr. LeBow apart from other specialists? He is a diabetes-focused psychotherapist, who owns and runs a practice called "Diabetic Talks". He treats the many diverse cognitive, behavioral, and emotional needs of both Type I and Type II diabetics. He also educates other practitioners (doctors, nurses, generalized psychotherapists) about our unique issues. As a person with diabetes himself his passion lies with helping other people with diabetes live a capable, powerful life—with less suffering, and filled with all the joy of the human experience.