Laura Federico is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering online sessions to college and graduate students, adults, and parents. She specializes in holistic sex therapy, the mind-body connection, and relationship concerns. After working and living in New York, Turkey, and Switzerland, Laura provides unique support and perspective to those living, working or studying outside of the US, and has special expertise in working with humanitarian stress and the particular type of trauma that can be a part of the aid field.
Whether clients are coping with sexuality-related issues or questioning their purpose or direction, she is passionate about providing comprehensive, empowering support, and allowing clients to freely share their experiences. Laura will help to identify patterns and thoughts that are no longer working, and will ask questions to illuminate unconscious beliefs and desires. Laura works frequently with those who are in non-traditional relationships and interested in kink and exploring their sexuality. Laura is LGBTQIA+/Kink/ENM/SW/TGNC affirming and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.
Laura takes a collaborative approach to therapy, drawing upon modalities that fit the needs of each unique individual. Her approaches include Holistic Sex Therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR). She incorporates journaling and art as additional creative outlets for each client to share and express experiences and feelings. Laura works with clients in New York and throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Laura provides trauma-informed, culturally sensitive services.
Laura offers HIPAA-compliant online video and voice sessions. She is dedicated to providing an open, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship with her clients and helps them identify their true desires.
Holistic Sex Therapy + Sexual health - LGBTQIA, Kink, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Sex Work, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming Affirming. Exploring reasons behind difficulty building and maintaining close interpersonal relationships or avoiding feelings of vulnerability within one's close relationships through sex-positive lenses
Mind-body connection - Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body
Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Mindfulness and breathwork - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Humanitarian stress - Managing and coping with stress related to humanitarian activities and projects, including international travel and work
International live/work - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD
Laura Federico is not in-network with any insurances.
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
The monthly plan includes 4 standard sessions of 45 minutes as well as written communication between sessions pertaining to client care plan.
Years of Experience: 11 years
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
New York University Counseling, 2011 - 2015
Alzheimer's Association, 2009 - 2011
VOA Disabilities, 2006 - 2008
ISEE, Holistic Sex Therapy, 2021
Columbia University, Masters of Science in Clinical Social Work, 2010
Marquette University, Social Welfare & Justice, Sociology, 2006
New York: #73 083023
Laura was very understanding and comforting."
In the last two sessions I’ve had with Laura, I’ve felt better prepared to handle the difficulties we’ve discussed. I look forward to my continued work with her!"
Laura was caring, empathetic, and offered hope."