Liz Lauricella is a clinical social worker with specialties working with pregnant and parenting folks, as well as young children and their families.
I know welcoming a new baby to the family comes with a host of challenges and changes: from hormonal shifts and changes in our brains and bodies to changes in employment, lifestyle, relationships, and reflecting on our own experiences of being parented. I am highly experienced in working with pregnant, birthing, postpartum, and parenting folks with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders—or just struggling with the changes in demands, identity, and daily structure.
I am endorsed by the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health and have extensive experience supporting and enhancing the relational development of 0 to 5-year-olds and their families. In my work with young children, I view all development through an attachment lens as all children must feel safety and security to grow and thrive—and it is within our closest relationships that all future development occurs.
I am also highly experienced in working with neurodivergent children and their parents, from early identification through educational advocacy. I am dedicated to helping parents learn and understand their children as they improve their own ability to meet the needs of their kids, wherever they are in their development.
I use observation, curiosity, and humor to help you improve your own reflective capacity, to understand yourself and the journey you’ve been on. My approach to treatment is rooted in psychodynamics, feminist theory, and from a psychosocial, relational, and developmental framework.