Laura  Federico

Laura Federico

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for morning & daytime appointments in Online (NY) practice (updated December 04, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Self-esteem
  • Holistic, mind-body connection
  • Sex-positive approach to intimacy
  • Mindfulness and breath work
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Laura Federico is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering online sessions to college and graduate students, adults, and parents. She specializes in self-worth concerns, self-empowerment, the mind-body connection, and providing a sex-positive positive approach to intimacy. Whether clients are coping with intimacy-related issues or questioning their purpose or direction, she is passionate about providing holistic, empowering support, and allowing clients to freely share their experiences and discover self-acceptance.

Laura takes a collaborative approach to therapy, drawing upon modalities that fit the needs of each unique individual. Her approaches include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), and mindfulness practices. She incorporates journaling and art as additional creative outlets for each client to share and express experiences and feelings.

Laura offers HIPAA-compliant online video, voice and text sessions to college and graduate students, adults, and parents. She is particularly committed to an ongoing conversation with women around challenges with self-worth and acceptance, and works with clients to cultivate confidence and compassion for themselves. She is dedicated to providing an open, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship with her clients and help them identify their true desires. Laura is LGBTQIA+/Kink/ENM/SW/TGNC affirming and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.


Message to clients

It can feel impossible to love and know ourselves when our world rarely feels quiet, when we compare ourselves to others without even realizing it, and when we can't shake the fear we are falling short. Here you will find a convenient, safe space to speak and really feel your experience. It is challenging to see and truly know our own inner strength in our competitive, often chaotic, fast-paced lives. I am here to help you find that.

Connecting to support can feel challenging, even in the best of times. Maybe traditional therapy didn't feel like the right fit because your lifestyle is progressive, fast-paced, and modern. Whatever the barrier may be, things can get in the way of us getting help when we most need it. I get it. That's why I offer convenient, creative, confidential, HIPAA-compliant therapy on your terms. You have access to a private online office, and secure, confidential messaging and journaling between sessions with me. We know our lives keep moving outside of our therapy schedules, and we can message as useful to check in around goal setting, stressful events, and for consistent support.


Specialties

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

Holistic, mind-body connection - Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body

Sex-positive approach to intimacy - Exploring reasons behind difficulty building and maintaining close interpersonal relationships or avoiding feelings of vulnerability within one's close relationships through sex-positive lenses

Mindfulness and breath work - Practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks


General expertise


Insurance

Laura Federico is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $115 - $200
  • Ongoing session fee: $225 (60min)
  • Monthly plan (four sessions and messaging): $750 (monthly)

Therapist's note

The monthly plan includes 4 standard sessions of 45 minutes as well as written communication between sessions pertaining to client care plan.

Laura can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online (NY) practice
Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
New York University Counseling, 2011-2015
Alzheimer's Association, 2009 - 2011
VOA Disabilities, 2006 - 2008
Columbia University, MSW, 2010
Marquette University, Social Welfare & Justice, Sociology, 2006


Languages

  • English

Client testimonials

Zencare client

Laura was caring, empathetic, and offered hope.


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