Letizia  Adorno

Letizia Adorno

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Science, MS

Accepting new clients for afternoon & evening appointments in NoMad practice (updated July 08, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma
  • Health professionals' mental healths
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Flash technique

Professional statement

Letizia Adorno is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown Manhattan who specializes in seeing clients navigating the impacts of past trauma. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and works with individuals across ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. She also specializes in challenges around immigration and acculturation, including intergenerational issues.

Letizia uses Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), to aid clients in unblocking and releasing painful memories, leading to more rapid trauma recovery. She also draws techniques from Sensorimotor training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). When appropriate, Letizia implements Reiki, a Japanese method that can be calming and help with stress. It can be meditative and grounding. She encourages clients to ask more about this approach if interested.

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 Sensorimotor Training, Traumatic Stress Studies, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Reiki Master Training. Outside of her private practice, Letizia is involved in teaching and supervising at the trauma program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapies (ICP).

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.


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

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

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

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body

Flash technique - Using the Flash technique


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


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

  • Cigna

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $110 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)

Therapist's note

Letizia can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

NoMad practice

302 5th Avenue

11th floor Suite 1108

New York, NY 10001


  • Mon 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2004 - Present

Trauma Studies Program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapies, 2012 - Present

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, 2003 - 2014

Columbia University School of Social Work, MS, 1998

New York University, BA, 1986




Client testimonials

"Letizia was very professional and caring."

- Zencare client • December 2019