Caini Deng, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Caini  Deng
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Caini Deng


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
New York Accepting Online
Resilience Lab Accepting In-person
Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Caini Deng is a nationally recognized Psychotherapist. Caini earned her Master degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at New York University and now works as a therapist in New York. With her office in Manhattan, Caini is open to both in-person clients and online therapy.

With goal-oriented and integrative approaches, Caini specializes in anxiety, body image, loss, grief, and bereavement, relationship issues, trauma, and emotion regulation. As an experienced DBT therapist, Caini knows how to effectively help clients manage the ups and downs of intense emotions, and develop effective coping skills to use in a variety of settings. More importantly, instead of challenging their thoughts and feelings, Caini will lead clients to recognize the beauty of their authenticity, boost their self-esteem, and help them retrieve optimism towards life. Her theoretical orientation is a powerful tool to strive for clients' acceptance and change, to together build a life worth living, full of meanings.

Caini is also a strong advocate for social justice. As an immigrant and Asian female, growing up, Caini witnessed how racial minority and women of color have been looked down and despised. Her unique experience and cultural backgrounds could provide valuable insights when working with a racially diverse group of clients. Bilingual in English and Mandarin, Caini is passionate to support clients who navigate their new life as immigrants in the United States and help them embrace their identities. Difference does make a difference.

Caini has rich experience working with adults who struggle with work-life balance, relationship issues, and taking on new responsibilities. She is able to take a strength-focused approach to offer deep duality and fresh perspectives. Caini's previous clients have learned mindfulness and resilience. She believes that acceptance leads to change.

Reach out to Caini. She looks forward to meeting you :)

Message to clients

When you feel depressed, anxious, or everything is out of your control. I am here to support and help. I will be a patient, non-judgmental and affirmative listener. I will help you find your own strength and build resilience towards the ups and downs of life.

I have been trained in integrated theoretical approaches including CBT, DBT, and person-centered therapy.

As an Asian female therapist, I approach my work using a cross-cultural, anti-oppressive, and social justice lens. Multicultural competence is crucial, when interacting with a racially diverse group of clients.

Creating safe space is my top one goal in my therapy room. The feeling of security can lead to a trustful therapeutic relationship and the result of clients sharing more. One of my cultural privileges is to really empathize with my clients, especially those who have experienced everyday racial microaggressions. Reach out to me, so I can walk you towards change and wellness.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 8pm
  • Tue 9am - 9pm
  • Wed 9am - 9pm
  • Thu 9am - 9pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12pm - 5pm

Resilience Lab practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 9pm
  • Wed 9am - 9pm
  • Thu 9am - 9pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 12pm - 5pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years

Wellness Tree Counseling Services, Clinical Intern, 2021 - 2022
NYU Metro Center's College Prep Academy, Clinical Intern, 2020 - 2021
Lifespan Development Lab, Brandeis Unviersity, Research Assistant, 2019 - 2020
Brandeis 6talk Hotline, Clinical Intern, 2018 - 2019

New York University, Master of Arts, 2022
New York State Education Department, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certificate, 2022
Brandeis University , Bachelor of Arts, 2020


New York: P116768