Letizia Adorno, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Letizia  Adorno
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Letizia Adorno


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Science, MS
New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
NoMad Not Accepting 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 May 31, 2022

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
  • 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: $200 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (55min)
  • EMDR 60 - 90 min : $225 (90min)
  • EMDR 90 - 120 min: $250 (120min)

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

EMDR can last longer than 60 min and clients sometimes ask for "double sessions." Please ask me about how this works.


NoMad practice
302 5th Avenue, 8th floor Suite 806, New York, New York 10001
Not accepting new clients 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

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


New York: R-058826

New Jersey: 44SC06074900




Client testimonials

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