Lavinia Barbu

Lavinia Barbu

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
State: New York

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Lavinia Barbu


Bachelor Degree in Cultural Psychology, New York University

Master Degree in Clinical Social Work, New York University

In-network Insurances

Humana, Cigna, Cigna EAP & Optum (Oscar, Oxford, UnitedHealthcare, VACCN & UMR)


For new and existing patients, schedule a video appointment with Lavinia below.  You can also call the office at (888) 220-6392.

Lavinia Barbu is a licensed clinical social worker. Lavinia takes a client-centered approach, focusing on each individual’s needs and goals with kindness and professionalism. She works with adult patients (25 to 65 years old) who are experiencing stress, overwhelm, worry, anxiety, are feeling stuck, or who are dealing with difficult transitions. Lavinia helps patients realize that life is understandable, manageable, and meaningful by helping them develop coping skills and cultivating their inner resources like forgiveness, kindness, compassion, gratitude, courage, and finding a purpose and sense of connection. She aims to inspire patients so they can build the life they want and live with meaning and purpose.

Lavinia is experienced using cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness when working with patients. She provides a supportive, fun, professional, and positive environment. She believes in creating a strong therapeutic alliance with her patients and takes a holistic approach to healing, helping patients modify their thinking and behavioral patterns that perpetuate struggles in their lives. Outside of work, Lavinia likes to hike, go on spiritual pilgrimages, do yoga, listen to audiobooks, and take nature walks. In graduate school, her favorite show was Frasier. Lavinia likes working at SohoMD because the team empowers her to do her best work, balancing her personality and her professional needs and perspectives with a larger team of professionals.


Medical Insurance Overview

Most of our providers are in-network with the following plans: Cigna, Meritain Health, Optum (Oscar, Oxford Health Plans, UnitedHealthcare) and Wellfleet. Fees for treatment vary depending on length of appointment and type of treatment received. Payment should be made at the time of the visit. We do accept all major credit cards, HSA, and FSA.

Let Us Know What’s Up

We’ll ask for a brief medical history and get your insurance or payment information through our client onboarding process.

Your Therapy Session

Your virtual teletherapy appointment is the easiest part. To speak with one of our doctors all you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

What We’ll Do

We’ll follow up to create the best therapy plan for you. We’ll set up a wellness plan and schedule another appointment.