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About Letizia Adorno, LCSW

I graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in addition to having taken science courses given my interest in how mind, body and emotions work together.  I had also been aware of how various groups of people in society experienced oppression and discrimination.  I eventually completed my graduate Social Work degree at the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1998.  

My interest in a broad approach to helping others feel their best led me to include emotional, behavioral and cognitive treatment methods. These methods are drawn from traditional talk therapy, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, CBT, Schema Therapy, IFS, ego state psychology, mind-body approaches and Mindfulness.  

Additionaly, I have had Reiki Master training.  Although I do not currently offer Reiki, this experience has given me an open mind to others' spiritual experiences while understanding that "spiritual bypassing" can intefere with one's psychological, inner work.  

As a practitioner, I provide therapy for helping professionals dealing with burnout, compassion fatigue and other issues.  My background in the training, education and treatment of those in helping professions has contributed to being a provider to those in the helping field. I have been a guest lecturer at the graduate Social Work schools at Columbia University, Hunter College and Fordham University. For eight years, I had been a faculty member at the Trauma Studies Center Integrated Training Program at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). I had been an instructor, group supervisor and individual supervisor there.

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Post graduate training includes:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training –  completed levels 1, 2 and 3  with Laurel Parnell, PhD
  • Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Provider Training - via Integrative Psychiatry Institute,  certificate June 2024
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training – completed levels 1 and 2 through the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute
  • Advanced Training in Complex Trauma and Dissociation (now known as TIST) -  via the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute 
  • Psychedelic Integration:  Premise and Promise (2023) - for Journey Clinical members, completed via Fluence
  • Psychedelic Integration: Premise and Promise (2022) - via Fluence 
  • KAP Theory and Methodology - for Journey Clinical members, completed via Fluence
  • Training in Traumatic Stress Studies - at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
  • Primary Practicum of Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) - at the Albert Ellis Institute
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training (DBT) - six-month intensive course, completed via Behavioral Tech
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy coursework  - at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies
  • Reiki Master Training – completed with Reiki Master Instructor, Pardis Partow

My Methods:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • KAP (Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy)
  • "Parts work" - informed by Trauma-Informed Stabilization Technique (TIST) and IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • Psychedelic Intergration
  • Mindfulness - informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP)

I Specialize In:

  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Spiritual identity and awakening
  • Complex PTSD
  • Trauma, PTSD, Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse
  • Oppression, Discrimination, People of Color
  • Immigration, culture, religion, ethnicity, 
  • Children of immigrants/migrants,  
  • Upward mobility
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity (GSD) Affirmative
  • Helping Professionals, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout

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