Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Accepting new clients for morning appointments
Offers remote video sessions only.
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Holistic, mind-body connection
- Sex-positive approach to intimacy
Laura Federico is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering online sessions to college and graduate students, adults, and parents. She specializes in self-worth concerns, self-empowerment, the mind-body connection, and providing a sex-positive positive approach to intimacy. Whether clients are coping with intimacy-related issues or questioning their purpose or direction, she is passionate about providing holistic, empowering support, and allowing clients to freely share their experiences and discover self-acceptance.
Laura takes a collaborative approach to therapy, drawing upon modalities that fit the needs of each unique individual. Her approaches include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), and mindfulness practices. She incorporates journaling and art as additional creative outlets for each client to share and express experiences and feelings.
Laura offers HIPAA-compliant online video, voice and text sessions to college and graduate students, adults, and parents. She is particularly committed to an ongoing conversation with women around challenges with self-worth and acceptance, and works with clients to cultivate confidence and compassion for themselves. She is dedicated to providing an open, non-judgmental, therapeutic relationship with her clients and help them identify their true desires.
Self-esteem – Cultivate stronger sense of self; increase assertiveness, confidence, and self-compassion
Self-empowerment – Build confidence and help recognize your strengths as a unique individual
Holistic, mind-body connection – Using behavioral, psychological, social, expressive, and spiritual approaches to strengthen the relationship between mind and body
Sex-positive approach to intimacy – Exploring reasons behind difficulty building and maintaining close interpersonal relationships or avoiding feelings of vulnerability within one's close relationships through sex-positive lenses
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Chronic illness – Managing chronic illness ; receiving a diagnosis, contemplating and processing related emotions, viewing through a holistic lens
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
LGBTQ and sexuality topics – Exploring questions related to sexuality and gender identity; coming out or being closeted; relationships; family and cultural challenges
Laura is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
- Monthly plan: $350/session
- 45min session: $125/session
- 60min session: $150/session
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Therapist's note: Laura can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.
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. It is challenging to see and truly know our own inner strength in our competitive, often chaotic, fast-paced lives. I am here to help you find that.
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 schedules, and we can message as useful to check in around goal setting, stressful events, and for consistent support."
Treatment approachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that uses mindfulness and behavioral activation to help people learn strategies to live life more in the present, more focused on important values and goals, and less focused on painful thoughts, feelings and experiences. (learn more)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Stress ReductionMindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBCR) brings together the healing benefits of meditation and yoga to reduce stress, anxiety, and autonomic responses. (learn more)
Mindfulness PracticesMindfulness practices include but are not limited to developing awareness, attention, and remembering. In mindfulness-informed therapy, clients develop tools to become aware of what is occurring within and around them, so they can begin to untangle from mental preoccupations and difficult emotions. Self-acceptance and compassion are also core elements of mindfulness-informed therapy. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, 2015 - Present
New York University Counseling, 2011-2015
Alzheimer's Association, 2009 - 2011
VOA Disabilities, 2006 - 2008
Columbia University, MSW, 2010
Marquette University, Social Welfare & Justice, Sociology, 2006