Linda Lauretta is a licensed clinical social worker and mindfulness guide. Her work with clients focuses on helping individuals (18 and up) identify their needs, hopes and dreams and then set a clear course on how to realize their goals. Using the tools of self exploration through meditation, insight oriented counseling, body centered self awareness building and developmental psychology, Linda walks alongside her clients on their journey to understand their past and make new decisions for their future. Emphasis is placed on creating a safe, compassionate and nurturing space from which clients feel comfortable and inspired to grow and flourish.
Linda most often works with adults in their late 20's to 60's who are approaching life stage transitions such as relationship changes, career decisions, altered health or body image and relocation. As these and other changes increase stress, coping skills and anxiety management are an essential part of treatment. Many clients are attracted to the mindful and self awareness approach after their initial experiences with therapy.
Along with Linda's academic degrees, she has studied Ayurveda and Yoga philosophy in India and New York City and incorporates this holistic training with traditional psychotherapy for a well rounded approach. She has led meditation workshops, international peace dialogue groups and instructor development training. Having lived, studied and presented abroad, she brings cultural and spiritual sensitivity to her work.
Counseling is provided online via video and phone sessions through a secured platform to ensure the highest level of confidentiality. Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday for live sessions and messaging is available Monday through Friday.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses
Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling - Ayurvedic counseling addresses wellness, body awareness, meditation, movement and a daily routine all tailored to individual constitution (or dosha) for optimal mental, physical and spiritual health.
Linda Lauretta is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 26 years
Self Employed private Practice, Psychotherapist/ Owner-Operator, 2003 - Present
Sakowitz Counseling Associates, Clinician, 1997 - 2002
Int'l Academy of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Practitioner, 2005
Fordham University, MSW, 1996
Ramapo College of NJ, BSW, 1995
New York: 076285