Lauren  Appio

Lauren Appio

Psychologist, PhD
New York Not Accepting Online

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Updated September 2, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Codependency
  • Relationships
  • Career counseling
  • College mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Dr. Lauren Appio is a licensed psychologist in Midtown, Manhattan who enjoys working with the kinds of people who put others first. Her practice is focused on providing support and counseling for caregivers, people-pleasers, and perfectionists facing challenges around codependency, boundary-setting, low self-esteem, and significant life transitions. As an experienced therapist with a background in multicultural psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), she helps clients release chronic guilt and anxiety, prioritize self-care, and balance their needs with the needs of others. Dr. Appio uses an integrative, interactive approach to therapy, where clients have the opportunity to better understand their experiences and learn the skills to make meaningful changes in their life now. Her clients have described her as calming, candid, and encouraging.

Dr. Appio also has expertise in career counseling. Clients come to her office with a wide range of career challenges including dissatisfaction with their jobs, burnout, taking on new responsibilities, and career development after college or graduate school. With career clients, Dr. Appio takes a supportive, strengths-based, and solution-focused approach to identify sources of dissatisfaction and overcome career barriers.

Dr. Appio is excited to help clients feel more empowered and freed up to enjoy their lives. Her practice is easily accessible from the 34th St-Herald Square subway/PATH station and Penn Station.

Message to clients

It’s not easy facing uncertainty or feeling like you’re never good enough, no matter what you do. If you’re used to having to figure everything out on your own, please know that you don’t have to keep doing things that way. You deserve support and a space to focus on what you need. If you’d like to talk more, please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you!


Codependency - Support around understanding and connecting with one's own feelings, wants, and voice; detaching from the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of others

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

College mental health - Navigating the transition into college and stressors of academics, personal relationships, and self-development

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Lauren Appio is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $275 (50min)
  • Initial session: $275 (50min)

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


Online Sessions (New York)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-9:30pm
  • Tue 8:00am-9:30pm
  • Wed 8:00am-9:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am-6:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
St. John's University Center for Counseling and Consulting, 2014 - 2017
UC Davis Counseling Services, 2012 - 2014

Columbia University, PhD, 2013
Lafayette College, BA, 2007



Client testimonials

"Lauren was very understanding, warm, and well-spoken."
- Zencare client • June 2020