Laura Federico (she/her)

LCSW, MS

I am a sex therapist who helps those in non-traditional spaces with self-worth, identity + relationships through compassion + sex-positivity

Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I support smart, insightful, empathic people who are working through feelings about their sexuality, relationships, and identity. I work frequently with those in the international aid field and folks who cope with high levels of mobility, stress, and trauma in their careers. Sex-positivity, LGBTQIA+, polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, sex work, kink, sexual trauma, power dynamics, genital pain, sexual discomfort, shame, differing levels of desire within relationships, and more.

My Background and Approach

In private practice since 2015, I have worked in mental health for the past 12 years in NYC, Istanbul, and Geneva, Switzerland. In our work together, we will process your experiences with kindness and identify patterns and thoughts that are no longer working for you. Our goals will come from you, and we will work in a supportive way to create the changes you are seeking. I listen without judgment and ask questions to illuminate your unconscious beliefs and desires. We may utilize tools like mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral questioning, somatic check-ins, and relational dynamics to help us in our work. I use a systems approach, bringing awareness to the structures around us that contribute to today. My therapeutic approach is sex-positive, feminist, anti-oppressive, holistic, interactive, focusing on your strengths. I am committed to a collaborative relationship with my clients, you are the expert on your experience. I hold space for your feelings and create room for expression.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

A specific focus on pleasure - Prioritizing pleasure is a radical part of healing and living. Many of us are conditioned to associate erotic and somatic pleasure with shame and fear. In our work together, we will reconnect with your ideas of pleasure, and ground ourselves in the knowledge that our own unique feelings and experiences of pleasure are all normal, and all good. Our world often sees things in a very binary, specific way. This means that many of us do not see ourselves represented in the spaces around us. My work is grounded in the belief that there is nothing pathological about our individual experiences, but that the systems we live in often fail to hold us.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $210 - 250/session

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