Linda Lauretta, Therapist in New York — Zencare
Linda Martine Lauretta
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Linda Martine Lauretta

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated July 19, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Communication issues
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Work stress
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my introduction. I'm glad you're considering the decision to enter counseling and hope to help you feel informed and ready to start this journey. Whatever your reasons for seeking out some help in maneuvering your way through life, please know that it's your voice and your choices that guide my work with you. In professional terms, this is known as client-centered therapy meaning that what is important to you is what's important to me and our time together. You'll find our sessions to be interactive, always focused on what you're hoping to achieve with integrity and at times, dotted with some levity because laughter is a great healing release.

During our initial session lasting approximately one hour, we'll explore your reasons for coming to therapy, family constellation and developmental history, what changes you'd like to see happen and some thoughts on how we will work towards your goals. Follow up sessions will be 45-50 minutes in length and in general, we'll meet every week. As I have a secure messaging system within client portals, you will be able to write any thoughts or concerns in between sessions and receive a reply within 24 hours Monday through Friday. I invite you to explore my entire profile and look forward to hearing from you with any questions or concerns about beginning therapy.


Specialties

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.




Clientele

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

Insurance

Linda Lauretta 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: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Ayurvedic Initial Consultation : $250 (90min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I currently have two sliding fee openings available based on need. Please include your needs when contacting me.


Location(s)

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 10am - 6pm
  • Wed 10am - 6pm
  • Thu 10am - 6pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Licensure

New York: 076285


Languages

English

Italian