Dr. Laura Venuto is a Licensed Psychologist in the Upper East Side of New York City specializing in life transitions, anxiety, depression, maternal mental health, divorce, trauma, and parenting. She particularly enjoys working with individuals who are in the midst of major life transitions, including career changes, cultural adjustments, starting at a new school, grappling with divorce, or shifting into new motherhood. Dr. Venuto specializes in helping clients through these challenges through cognitive-behavioral techniques as well as the healing power of humor. She relishes in the opportunity to work with clients during a simultaneously overwhelming and possibly scary, yet also exciting time of life. In addition to adults, she has experience working with teens, and a special interest in working with new moms.
Dr. Venuto’s treatment approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness strategies, and she helps her clients develop healthy coping strategies so that they can find relief and feel more in control of their lives. Her work is also grounded in the belief that past relationships and patterns can impact present behavior, and she helps clients explore their relationships and interactions with others.
In addition to general life transitions, Dr. Venuto is passionate about working with new mothers navigating this major role change. She supports new moms as they learn how to embrace their new identity and navigate what their personal and professional life will look like after becoming a mother. As a mother herself, Dr. Venuto aims to empower women and normalize the overwhelming feelings they may be experiencing. She has extensive training in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International, advanced coursework during her doctoral studies in mother child interactions, and has additional experience in this field working at the 92Y Parenting Center.
Dr. Venuto wants all of her clients to remember that what they are experiencing is normal and treatable. She works actively with individuals to assess their goals and needs to ensure that the time they invest in therapy is well spent. In addition to sessions at her 92nd St office, Dr. Venuto provides remote video telehealth sessions for adults, and in-home therapy for new moms on the Upper East Side.
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Maternal mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Laura Venuto is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice, 2015 - Present
92Y Parenting Center, 2016 - Present
Wagner Middle School, School Psychologist 2012 - 2014
Jacobi Medical Center, 2010 - 2011
Pace University, PsyD, 2011
Pace University, MSED, 2009
New York University, MA, 2004
Ithaca College, BA, 2002
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