Last edited 03/02/2024

Ms. Laura Varela LCSW

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Ms. Laura Varela Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

During our time together, you will have a safe space to explore your emotions and needs. My style is easygoing, compassionate, and nonjudgmental so that you have the opportunity to be vulnerable and open to healing. I am also open to listening attentively to make our time together best suited for your individual needs.

What does a first session with you look like?

During our first session together, I will assess your needs based on the information you share with me. We will determine your presenting problem and explore the focus of treatment to address your needs during future sessions.

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

I always tell people that are hesitant to be open to trying it. You also have to look for a therapist you are comfortable with and feel you can work with to reach your goals. Sometimes it takes more than one try, but the best match is most important for you and your treatment.

Identity

Gender

Woman, Cisgender

Ethnicity

Latinx, White

Other Identities

Immigrant / 1st Generation American

Specialties

Anxiety

College & graduate student issues

Life transitions

Stress

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Work Stress

Self-Esteem

Academic challenges

ADHD

Caregiver stress & support

Cultural adjustment

Divorce & separation

Sleep & insomnia issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Cigna

Florida Blue

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

AvMed

Fees

First Session$140
Individual Therapy$140

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Licensure

  • Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW13210

Education

Barry University, Master of Social Work, 2012

Work History

I have over fourteen years experience working in community-based organizations serving children, adolescents, and adults and managing staff and programs to serve the community. I have provided services in English and Spanish to individuals, families, and groups in South Florida. I have worked to assist people that present with behavioral and emotional problems. I currently focus on providing person-centered and solution-focused treatment to adult individuals struggling with stressors and anxious feelings who want to explore their needs and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Laura Varela, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Laura Varela, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Laura Varela accepting new clients?

Yes, Laura Varela is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida.

Does Laura Varela accept insurance?

Yes, Laura Varela accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Anthem, AvMed, Bind Insurance, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Florida Blue, Golden Rule Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Medicare, Optum, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.

What types of therapy does Laura Varela offer?

Laura Varela offers therapy for individuals.

Does Laura Varela offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Florida can book Laura Varela for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Laura Varela offer online therapy?

Yes, Laura Varela offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Florida.

How quickly can I see Laura Varela?

Laura Varela typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Laura Varela speak?

Laura Varela conducts therapy sessions in English and Spanish.

Can I book an appointment with Laura Varela online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Laura Varela online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.