Laura Gauer Bermudez L.M.S.W, Ph.D.

Laura Gauer Bermudez is a licensed masters social worker with expertise in anxiety, autism, grief, and life transitions.

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Personal statement:

I am a psychotherapist and former social scientist based in New York. I primarily serve adolescents and adults presenting with anxiety, relationship conflict, low self-esteem, trauma, transitions to college, career stress/uncertainty, and grief/loss. Drawing upon my experience as a social scientist studying youth and emergent adulthood globally, I find the needs of young people to be largely universal – the desire for meaning, mastery, purpose, and hope. In-person or online, we will build a therapeutic relationship to foster growth and reflection. I will have you try out new techniques to build confidence during important life transitions and find your way if you are feeling lost. Working together, you will grow and discover a more resilient and fulfilling journey ahead.


M.S.W. Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. Social Work, Columbia University
Licensed social worker in New York and Connecticut
Certifications in Grief Counseling and Clinical Care for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

My Toolbox

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Cognitive Processing (CPT)
Dialectical Behavioral (DBT)
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Strength-Based / Positive Psychology
Trauma Focused