Laura Florio, Therapist in Connecticut — Zencare
Laura Joy Florio

Laura Joy Florio

She/Her/Hers

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
New York Accepting Online
Updated June 27, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Caregiver stress & support
  • Child mental health
  • Communication issues
  • Developmental disorders
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Laura Florio is a Board Certified Music Therapist and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist located in New York, NY. Laura is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and families as they work through challenges and expand interpersonal relationships. Many of Laura’s clients arrive at therapy ready to grow their connections to one another, as well as process through conflict, transitions, or developmental disorders. Laura specializes in helping families get through chronic illnesses or medical treatments, though also has experience supporting families through school issues, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Laura’s approach to supporting her clients comes from her love of music. Music therapy with Laura doesn’t simply mean playing instruments, singing, or listening to music. Laura helps clients build skills in self-regulation, emotion management, and coping. She also teaches children how to express themselves intentionally, and how to feel confident in who they are and what they do. She is affirming, human-centered, and strengths-based in her work, ensuring that every client feels unique, accepted, and welcome. She also teaches clients about the importance of relationships, especially early in life. As she works with her young clients, she also incorporates healing and transformation for parents and caregivers as they grow closer to their children.

Laura earned a Master’s degree in Music Therapy from New York University. She believes that every person has a unique way of living their lives and relating to others, especially children with developmental disorders and those who are non-verbal. Laura strives to bring joy into every interaction she has with clients and spread a feeling of happiness.


Specialties

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Developmental disorders - Support coping with and understanding a child’s unique strengths and challenges; strengthening social and communication skills; parent training and coaching

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




Clientele

  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Laura Florio is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (55min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • 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
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone , Music Therapist , 2019 - 2021
Arts For Healing , Music Therapist, 2016 - 2017

New York University , MA in Music Therapy, 2019
Molloy College, BS in Music Therapy, 2016


Licensure

New York: 002567


Languages

English