As a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in private practice, Audra DeNicola uses a Relational Psychodynamic approach, incorporating empirically-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness techniques to provide effective individualized treatment.
Audra was the Clinical Supervisor of the Renfrew Center of New York, a national eating disorder clinic, where she oversaw clinical operations, supervised therapists, and provided group and individual therapy to patients with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. As a leading therapist at Renfrew, Audra also worked with patients' families to address underlying concerns, improve communication, and heal as a family unit.
Now in private practice, Audra actively collaborates with her clients' treatment teams, including registered dietitians, psychiatrists, and physicians, to ensure that every client receives comprehensive support in the recovery process. In addition to treating clients with eating disorders, Audra's private practice focuses on adolescents and adults with mood disorders, relationship conflicts, and insomnia.
Audra also draws from her experience counseling adolescents and adults with complex trauma histories and severe mental health diagnoses in community health clinics. She has also treated veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Audra has lectured at Columbia University and Vassar College and has been featured as an expert on CNN's The Daily Share on HLN and in US News and World Report. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (IAEDP).