Laura  Pisani
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Laura Pisani

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Connecticut Accepting Online
North Haven Accepting In-person
Updated December 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Childhood trauma
  • Depersonalization & derealization

Professional statement

I’m a thinker, deep feeler, and human. I work with clients to get in touch with these parts of themselves, too.

...More technically, I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified EMDR Therapist that works with driven, ambitious survivors of abuse who are finding themselves stuck in patterns of disconnection, burnout, and anxiety to stop feeling undervalued and discover growth.

I am committed to encouraging my clients to get in touch with difficult emotions and process trauma in a way that feels manageable. I understand that in the modern world, we are inundated with fast tips and self-care trends that claim to fix it all. I don’t buy that. I believe that healing trauma should honor the complexities of being human. In my work, I journey with my clients to uncover their stuck points and resolve them, rather than running through a mile-long list of coping skills.

As a therapist and human, I bring a raw authenticity to our sessions and encourage clients to do the same. When working with me, people know they will be understood, validated, and challenged with compassion. Clients who work with me feel comfortable enough to not filter themselves (curse-words and all), kick off their shoes, and get to the deep work for change that they are craving.


Message to clients

Today's world is full of quick fixes and let's be real: you've tried them all (well, most of them). You know you need help, but nothing seems to "click". You've tried rationalizing to yourself that your trauma "is in the past", but still feel anxious and on top of it all, you're discouraged. You continue to shove your trauma away in the depths of your consciousness. Though, it’s seeping through the cracks and infiltrating your everyday life. You've never been one to back down from a challenge, you're a critical thinker, hard worker, and high achiever. So, why is it you can't conquer this pain? If only it were that easy.

Frankly, you have the skills and knowledge to find relief from the gut-wrenching anxiety of the past already within you. As an EMDR Certified therapist, trauma-informed professional, and human, I help you connect to your mind and body’s natural healing power that will guide you toward the life you deserve.


Specialties

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Depersonalization & derealization - Learning how to identify instances of depersonalization or derealization; practicing grounding techniques to bring one’s mind and body into the present moment




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Laura Pisani 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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

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 - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

North Haven practice
605 Washington Avenue, First floor, North Haven, Connecticut 06473
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm
  • Tue 9am - 4pm
  • Wed 9am - 4pm
  • Thu 9am - 4pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Private Practice, Owner & Therapist, 2021 - Present
Group Practice, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
University of New Haven, Postgraduate Clinical Resident, 2019 - 2020
Community Mental Health Clinic, Master Level Clinician, 2017 - 2019
Continuum of Care, Community Support Staff, 2016 - 2019
Bridge Family Center, Youth Worker, 2017 - 2018

EMDR International Association, EMDR Certified Therapist, 2022
University of New Haven, M.A Community Psychology, Community Clinical Services, 2018
University of New Haven, B.S Criminal Justice, Forensic Psychology, 2016


Licensure

Connecticut: 4429


Languages

English