Dominica Aufiero, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Dominica  Aufiero
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Dominica Aufiero

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated April 3, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Women's issues
  • Stress management
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Dominica has a holistic view in healing and deeply values the client-therapist relationship. She believes that creativity is the true essence of psychotherapy. She values her clients partnership in their healing and invites them to explore their inner insight and creativity along with her therapeutic guidance. She draws from clinical approaches such as CBT, culturally sensitive, eclectic, integrative, jungian, humanistic, transpersonal, strength based and gestalt.

Her experience has brought her to see the value psychotherapy has when the client becomes aware that their presenting problem can be healed by adopting and integrating positive and healthy perceptions and actions.

She has learned throughout her own life as well as helping others that it is true, happiness is a skill. We are conditioned to look for the negatives and the more we focus on the negatives, the more negatives we will see.

She believes that it is essential to acquire the skills in order to retrain the mind to look for gratitude and joy. The more we live in gratitude, the more joyful our life becomes.


Message to clients

We do not see the world as it is, we see the world as we are. My effort is to help you identify the self limiting beliefs you have developed through your life experiences and work with you on changing them. It is so easy to believe the thoughts we think and live our lives as though those thoughts are truth. When you have a safe space to express these thoughts and ideas about yourself and the world, it becomes natural and effortless to separate what is a self limiting belief versus what is the truth of who you really are.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Dominica Aufiero is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-5pm
  • Tue 3pm-8pm
  • Wed 5pm-8pm
  • Thu 4pm-8pm
  • Fri 11am-5pm
  • Sat 10am-1pm
  • Sun 10am-1pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Conscious Counseling, Psychotherapist, 2017 - Present

Stanford University , Coaching the Indispensable Leadership Skill, 2016
Harvard University, Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare, 2015
Harvard University, Treating Young Adults, 2015


Licensure

New York: 098438-1


Languages

English