Laura  Federico

Laura Federico

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Waitlist Online
Updated October 15, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Self-esteem
  • Holistic, mind-body connection
  • Holistic sex therapy
  • Mindfulness and breath work
  • Anxiety
  • Humanitarian stress
  • International live/work

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, the mind-body connection, and providing a sex-positive positive approach to intimacy. 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 holistic, 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 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 Holistic Sex Therapy. 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 is LGBTQIA+/Kink/ENM/SW/TGNC affirming and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.

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.

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.


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

Holistic sex therapy - 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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents


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)
  • 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.


Online Therapy (NY)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular 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



Client testimonials

"Laura was caring, empathetic, and offered hope."

- Zencare client • September 2019

"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!"

- Zencare client • June 2020