Laura Rico, LMHC

Laura is the Director of Clinical Services at our Goshen office
and is one of the principal providers of Child & Play Therapy at Minisink Psychology & Psychotherapy

you already have a good kid

Laura's ability to communicate with adults, children, and adolescents is unique and natural . Through her calm and caring demeanor, she easily communicates that she provides a safe, comfortable , and professional environment for individuals, kids, and families to work through their challenges.

In my world there are no bad kids

She utilizes a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), and play therapy techniques to assist people in developing a sense of acceptance and comfort with themselves and others.

First, a little about Laura's use of play therapy with children:
One of Laura's greatest talents lies in her ability to utilize play therapy with kids to help them work through issues including anxiety, sadness, panic attacks, stress, self-esteem, socialization, and selective mutism.  She specializes in working with children as young as 3-years-old.

Play therapy is one of the most helpful ways of working with children.  It provides a way for kids to begin to know and accept themselves and others, as well as express their experie nces, thoughts and feelings through a natural and healing process.  After all, the most natural way for children to express themselves is through play! Laura's ability to work through play therapy with children is innate, natural, and unique. She uses various mediums including drawing, sandtray, creative play, sculpting, and interactive games.

play therapy is a child's natural medium

Laura's experience with adults & adolescents:
Psychotherapy can be enlightening, challenging, at times painful, and ultimately very rewarding.  With this in mind, Laura describes herself as a humanistic, person-centered therapist who uses techniques from cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and psychodynamic theories to effect growth in her clients.  As Laura adds, "...most importantly, I work with the needs of the individual."

Laura is extremely easy to talk to, & provides a comfortable and safe atmosphere where individuals and couples can talk openly and honestly.  She works with clients to develop strength-based goals and effective solutions to manage daily issues.

toys are the childs words

Please feel free to contact me!


Office Hours



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9:00 am-7:00 pm


9:00 am-7:00 pm