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Caini Deng(She/Her/Hers)

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP
New York
Anxiety -Body image- Loss, grief, and bereavement- Relationship issues- Trauma-Emotion regulation-

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Professional statement

Caini brings a number of tools to the therapy room, and she utilizes whatever approach will be most helpful to the client in front of her. She tends to incorporate a trauma-focused Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) approach to help clients manage intense emotions and Person-Centered Therapy to put them in the driver’s seat of the counseling process.

With the use of DBT, Caini can help clients evaluate and challenge distorted thinking patterns. They build acceptance skills and change skills, foster positive self-talk, and create a life worth living.

With Person-Centered Therapy, Caini helps clients recognize the beauty of their authenticity, boost their self-esteem, and restore their optimism toward life.

Multicultural competence is also crucial. As an Asian female, Caini understands how painful it is to be isolated and viewed differently. She meets clients where they are and work from a social justice lens, advocating for her client's rights.

Message to clients

I specialize in helping people who are having trouble coping with the ups and downs of their emotions. Anyone with anxiety, body image issues, grief and loss, trauma, or emotional regulation issues is a match for my practice. As an experienced Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) therapist, I can help you navigate intense emotions and develop coping skills. Most importantly, instead of challenging your thoughts and feelings, I’ll help you to recognize the beauty of your authenticity - and regain your optimism about the future.

I am a patient, non-judgmental and accepting listener, and my number one priority is creating a safe space for you. The safer you feel, the more we can learn to trust each other- and the further we can go together on the journey toward the life you want. I use a strengths-based approach to help you find peace - that means I’ll always be looking for things.

I have rich experience working with adults with struggles of all kinds. With a strength-based approach, I offer both depth and fresh perspectives. The clients I have worked with in the past have been able to live better in the present moment and weather life's storms. If you’re ready to do so, too, reach out- I look forward to meeting you.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist
Wellness Tree Counseling Services, Clinical Intern
NYU Metro Center's College Prep Academy, Clinical Intern
Lifespan Development Lab, Brandeis Unviersity, Research Assistant
Brandeis 6talk Hotline, Clinical Intern

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


Chinese, English


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)

Locations & Hours

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $150