Laura  Lucia
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Laura Lucia


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Doctor of Ministry, DMin
New York, Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated February 24, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Couples counseling
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotion regulation
  • Christian faith-based

Professional statement

Laura Lucia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in New York, NY, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) practicing in CT. Laura’s clients come to counseling because they feel stuck in unproductive thoughts, distressing emotions, or behavioral and relational patterns that negatively impact their potential to thrive. Other clients come because they experience anxiety, or a sense of languishing, and boundary and self regulation challenges. Laura works with many couples experiencing communication problems, escalating conflict, or issues that undermine a secure and loving relationship.

While Laura sees many people from various faith backgrounds, and others not ascribing to any particular spiritual orientation, she is able to offer Christian counseling for those desiring to integrate a faith-based perspective. For those wanting a Christian perspective as well as clinical competence, she will apply Christian values, and wisdom from the scriptures. Her approach is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, environment of warmth, while applying sound clinical expertise and interventions. Laura works from an attachment perspective, applying prominent modalities based in neuroscientific research. She has advanced training in EFT, AEDP, and Intimate Relationship Skills. She is also skilled in CBT and Gottman Method interventions.

Before becoming a therapist, Laura worked vocationally in urban ministry. She discerned that the potential for sustained change happened mostly through one-on-one counseling, so she sought professional licensure. Laura’s clients appreciate that she does not take a band-aid to deep woundedness or entrenched patterns. Rather, she pursues a path leading to substantive change, so individuals and couples can experience sustained mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational wholeness. She celebrates clients and couples who emerge from therapy with a greater sense of joy, efficacy, and personal and relational agency.

Message to clients

Connecting with the right therapist is a pivotal move away from distress and forward toward discernible change. Yet this can sometimes feel like a daunting and uncertain process. I understand. Finding the right “fit” between the counselor and client relationship decisively impacts the potential for successful change .

I offer a 15 minute free consult so you can ask questions and determine if my professional approach and personal presence as a therapist will meet your unique growth needs.

You may have a clear and distinct issue for which you seek counseling. Conversely, you may not understand why you feel, think, or behave as you do. Together we can explore and identify the patterns and problems that need focus and change.


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

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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Christian faith-based - Integrate Christian values and wisdom from the scriptures with sound clinical interventions.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Laura Lucia 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 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • As needed
Therapist's note

Reduced fees may available for those who qualify, based on current openings. FSA and HSA cards accepted.


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 9am-6:30pm
  • Tue 9am-6:30p
  • Wed 9am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9am-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6:30pm
  • Tue 9am-6:30pm
  • Wed 9am-6:30pm
  • Thu 9am-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, MA Counseling, 2015
Bakke Graduate University, D. Min Global Urban Leadership, 2012
Westminster Theological Seminary, MA Urban Ministry, 2007


New York: 001490

Connecticut: 004639