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Laura Damico

Psychotherapy, PsyD

Dr. Damico is a NYS Licensed Psychologist. She obtained her doctorate in psychology from Yeshiva University at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1999. Dr. Damico has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in both clinical and academic settings. She conducted extensive research and presented at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Boston. As a professor, she enjoyed teaching a myriad of graduate courses (psychotherapy, psychological testing, and ethics). She is passionate about helping others in the following ways: identify/achieve goals, improve relationships, improve self-esteem/confidence, identify patterns and triggers, and improve emotional stability and security. She will help you clarify your concerns, discuss pros/cons, brainstorm options, and develop a realistic plan of action.
Specialties
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Depression
Life Transitions
Marriage and Partnerships
Women’s Mental Health (Pregnancy, Infertility and Post-Partum)
Finances
$ $ $ $ $
$80-140
UnitedHealthcare
Oxford Health Plans
UMR
Oscar
UHC Student Resources
Harvard Pilgrim
Out-of-pocket
Locations
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New York
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“Dr. Damico has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and adults in both clinical and academic settings.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I was fortunate to grow up surrounded by compassionate role models. Hearing stories about my grandfather being raised in an orphanage and wondering why some people in Penn Station didn’t have food, clothing, and shelter inspired me to help others. Throughout high school and college, I enjoyed learning about psychology, helping friends/family, and volunteering in nonprofit organizations. I am here to help you; it's my pleasure and mission.
What should someone know about working with you?
I listen carefully and think through your concerns objectively, and I will help you look at your situation (past, current, and future) from multiple perspectives. Homework is suggested to help you make progress in between sessions. I work with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns (which may include a difficult partner with or without a personality disorder and/or difficult decisions to consider), fertility/adoption and parenting concerns, and adjustments to transitions (e.g., grief/loss, graduation, job/career change, relocation, a break up, marriage, separation/divorce, or becoming a parent). My mission is to help you, and I genuinely wants you to feel better as soon as possible. I am warm and accepting, and I utilizes stress reduction and cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) strategies. Additionally, I conduct psychological/neuropsychological testing if requested. Fear of the unknown is universal, especially when experiencing a life transition or challenging time. People need people (even introverts), you are not alone, and you are braver and stronger than you realize.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I stay abreast on changes in the field routinely, and I place a very high value on this. I attend conferences, read books/journals, and discuss new topics with colleagues (some of whom I have known since 1994 when I started working at a nonprofit organization in a large psychology/traumatic brain injury department). I have worked with teams of very high-achieving psychologists, psychiatrists, and other medical providers.
“I listen carefully and think through your concerns objectively, and I will help you look at your situation (past, current, and future) from multiple perspectives.”
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