Last edited 03/28/2023

Ms. Laura Varela LCSW

She / Her / Hers

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


In Eastern Time

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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 subsequent 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.



Woman, Cisgender


Latinx, White

Other Identities

Immigrant / 1st Generation American



College & graduate student issues

Life transitions


Coping Skills

General Expertise

Work Stress



Women's issues

In-Network Insurance




UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Bind Insurance

Cigna EAP

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare



First Session$120
Individual Therapy$120

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy


  • Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW13210


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 wanting 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, Bind Insurance, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, 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 availability 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.