Letizia  Adorno
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Letizia Adorno

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Science, MS Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
New York, NY - virtual office, Upper East Side Waitlist In-person

Feel free to contact me by email to schedule a free phone consultation if any of the available times listed are not possible. Please note that I do not reply on weekends or holidays.

Updated February 22, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Health professionals' mental healths
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Letizia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working mostly remotely in New York City to help clients navigate the impacts of past trauma. She sees individuals from a range of ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds as well as gender identities. She also specializes in challenges around acculturation and children of immigrants. She has helped individuals explore situations where they experience a "maybe it's me" phenomena. This often arises with individuals coping with complex PTSD, narcissistic abuse, upward mobility, fitting into a mainstream environment, etc.

Letizia uses mind-body techniques in addition to talk therapy to promote trauma recovery. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy are powerful to aid in unblocking and releasing painful memories and manage triggers.

Letizia defines trauma broadly and many of the clients she works with do not realize that what they've been through qualifies as traumatic. Letizia treads gently, providing education on trauma and helping her clients understand that it can be held in the body and exposed through emotional reactions.

Letizia graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University. Her postgraduate training includes coursework in Eye Movement Desensitizatin and Reprocessing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Traumatic Stress Studies, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). She is in the process of becoming certified in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherpy (via the Integral Psychiatry Institute, expected completion 5/2024). Her practice is mostly remote and she has begun accepting a waitlist for in-person KAP at an Upper East Side (NY, NY 10128) office. Please inquire about fees depending on service and her sliding scale.


Message to clients

An important part of finding the right therapist is finding someone who ‘gets you.’ Someone who is open-minded, nonjudgmental and curious to learn more about what is important to you while collaborating with you on making helpful changes.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Health professionals' mental healths - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) - Using EMDR to deepen the trauma recovery process

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

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

Insurance

Letizia Adorno is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna
  • Healthfirst
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (55min)
  • Initial session: $225 (55min)
  • EMDR 60 min: $225 (90min)
  • EMDR 90 min: $250 (90min)
  • EMDR 120 min: $275 (120min)
  • KAP (please inquire) 3 hours: $400 (180min)
  • Psychedelic Integration (in KAP package): $150 (60min)
  • Sliding Scale ($175 - $225): $175 (60min)

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

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

In order to provide services to people from varied income levels, I offer fee options when possible. Fees for EMDR can vary depending on duration and frequency. KAP sessions accompanied by KAP integration sessions can be part of a package agreement. Please inquire about fee options and sliding scale fees. Many insurance companies provide reimbursement for those seeing non-participating (out-of-network) providers. I provide "superbills" for clients seeking reimbursement when I am out-of-network with their insurance. Please ask!


Location(s)

New York, NY - virtual office practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 Closed
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 5 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Upper East Side practice
1623 3rd Ave., floor 2, 2nd floor, #201, New York, New York 10128
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon varied, for in-person KAP
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri varied, for in-person KAP
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 26 years

Private Practice, 2004 - Present
Trauma Studies Program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapies, 2012 - 2020
Mt. Sinai Medical Center, 2003 - 2014

Columbia University School of Social Work, MS, 1998
New York University, BA, 1986


Licensure

New York: R-058826

New Jersey: 44SC06074900


Languages

English

Spanish


Client testimonials

"Letizia was very professional and caring."
- Zencare client • December 2019