Lauren Appio, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Lauren  Appio
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Lauren Appio


Psychologist, PhD
New York Accepting Online

I have openings available for therapy and career counseling clients (as of 10/1/22) Mon & Tues, 12:00pm-5:30pm. Please feel free to email me to schedule a phone consultation!

Updated November 1, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Codependency
  • Relationships
  • Career counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Imposter syndrome

Professional statement

Dr. Lauren Appio is a licensed psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who enjoys working with the kinds of people who put others first. Her practice is focused on providing support and counseling for caregivers, people-pleasers, and perfectionists facing challenges around codependency, boundary-setting, low self-esteem, and significant life transitions. As an experienced therapist with a background in multicultural psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she helps clients release chronic guilt and anxiety, prioritize self-care, and balance their needs with the needs of others. Dr. Appio uses an integrative, interactive approach to therapy, where clients have the opportunity to better understand their experiences and learn the skills to make meaningful changes in their life now. Her clients have described her as calming, candid, and encouraging.

Dr. Appio also has expertise in career counseling. Clients come to her office with a wide range of career challenges including dissatisfaction with their jobs, burnout, taking on new responsibilities, and career development after college or graduate school. With career clients, Dr. Appio takes a supportive, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach to identify sources of dissatisfaction and overcome career barriers.

Dr. Appio is excited to help clients feel more empowered and freed up to enjoy their lives. She is only available to meet with clients virtually at this time.

Message to clients

It’s not easy facing uncertainty or feeling like you’re never good enough, no matter what you do. If you’re used to having to figure everything out on your own, please know that you don’t have to keep doing things that way. You deserve support and a space to focus on what you need. If you’d like to talk more, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!


Codependency - Support around understanding and connecting with one's own feelings, wants, and voice; detaching from the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of others

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

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

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

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Imposter syndrome - Learning how to identify instances of imposter syndrome and combatting any beliefs that one is not enough or does not deserve good things; practicing assertiveness and developing confidence


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


Lauren Appio 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: $325 (50min)
  • Initial session: $325 (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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed


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 12:00pm-5:30pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-5:30pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-5:30pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-5:30pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-3:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
St. John's University Center for Counseling and Consulting, 2014 - 2017
UC Davis Counseling Services, 2012 - 2014

Columbia University, PhD, 2013
Lafayette College, BA, 2007


New York: 020834



Client testimonials

"Lauren was very understanding, warm, and well-spoken."
- Zencare client • June 2020