Laura  Federico
Zencare Vetted

Laura Federico


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Iowa Accepting Online
Updated August 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Holistic Sex Therapy + Sexual health
  • Mind-body connection
  • Self-esteem
  • Humanitarian stress
  • International live/work
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Laura Federico is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist offering online sessions to adults and parents. She specializes in holistic sex therapy, mind-body connection, and relationship concerns. After working and living in New York, Turkey, and Switzerland, Laura provides unique support and perspective to those living, working, or studying outside of the US, and has special expertise in working with humanitarian stress and the particular type of trauma that can be a part of the aid field.

Whether clients are coping with sexuality-related issues or questioning their purpose or direction, she is passionate about providing comprehensive, empowering support, and allowing clients to freely share their experiences. Laura will help to identify patterns and thoughts that are no longer working and will ask questions to illuminate unconscious beliefs and desires. Laura works frequently with those who are in non-traditional relationships and interested in kink and exploring their sexuality. Laura is LGBTQIA+/Kink/ENM/SW/TGNC affirming and uses the pronouns she/her/hers.

Laura takes a collaborative approach to therapy, drawing upon modalities that fit the needs of each unique individual. Her approaches include Holistic Sex Therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Laura works with clients in New York and throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Laura provides trauma-informed, culturally sensitive services and is committed to ongoing decolonizing work in mental health.

Laura offers HIPAA-compliant online video and voice sessions. She is dedicated to providing an open, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship with her clients and helps them identify their true desires.

Message to clients

It can feel impossible to love and know ourselves when our world rarely feels quiet, when we compare ourselves to others without even realizing it, and when we can't shake the fear we are falling short. Here you will find a convenient, safe space to speak and really feel your experience.

Many of us don't have a comfortable place to explore feelings around sexuality and relationships. This is that space - it is my honor and pleasure to be able to work collaboratively with my clients to achieve goals around pleasure, the release of shame, and finding roles that feel right, especially when these are outside of the mainstream. I work with individuals, couples, and different relationship configurations about sexuality and relationship dynamics. You will find our work together to be full of care, compassion, and support.

Connecting to support can feel challenging, even in the best of times. Maybe traditional therapy didn't feel like the right fit because your lifestyle is progressive, fast-paced, and modern. Whatever the barrier may be, things can get in the way of us getting help when we most need it. I get it. That's why I offer convenient, creative, confidential, HIPAA-compliant therapy on your terms. You have access to a private online office and secure, confidential messaging and journaling between sessions with me. We know our lives keep moving outside of our therapy sessions, and we can message as useful to check in around goal setting, stressful events, and for consistent support.


Holistic Sex Therapy + Sexual health - LGBTQIA, Kink, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Sex Work, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming Affirming. Exploring reasons behind difficulty building and maintaining close interpersonal relationships or avoiding feelings of vulnerability within one's close relationships through sex-positive lenses

Mind-body connection - Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body

Self-esteem - Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion

Humanitarian stress - Managing and coping with stress related to humanitarian activities and projects, including international travel and work

International live/work - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, OCD


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents


Laura Federico 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: $250 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (50min)
  • Sex Therapy Consultation: $300 (50min)
  • Extended 60 minute session: $325 (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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

The monthly plan includes 4 standard sessions of 45 minutes as well as written communication between sessions pertaining to client care plan.


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 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Iowa)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7am-4pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 7am-4pm
  • Thu 7am-4pm
  • Fri 7am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Private Practice, 2015 - Present
New York University Counseling, 2011 - 2015
Alzheimer's Association, 2009 - 2011
VOA Disabilities, 2006 - 2008

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, CST, 2022
ISEE, Holistic Sex Therapy, 2021
Columbia University, Masters of Science in Clinical Social Work, 2010
Marquette University, Social Welfare & Justice, Sociology, 2006


New York: #73 083023

Iowa: #098568



Client testimonials

"Laura was very understanding and comforting."
- Zencare client • November 2020
"In the last two sessions I’ve had with Laura, I’ve felt better prepared to handle the difficulties we’ve discussed. I look forward to my continued work with her!"
- Zencare client • June 2020
"Laura was caring, empathetic, and offered hope."
- Zencare client • September 2019