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Di Liu(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhD
New York
Depression- Anxiety - Trauma-Emotion regulation- Relationship issues-Self harm-
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Professional statement

Dr. Liu, a licensed clinical psychologist based in New York City, offers in-person and remote psychotherapy services. Proficient in both English and Mandarin Chinese (国语/普通话), Dr. Liu specializes in individual, family/couples, and group therapy, focusing on the treatment of depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. Additionally, his expertise extends to addressing emotional wounds stemming from life transitions, interpersonal injuries, and trauma.

Drawing on his extensive training and experience, Dr. Liu employs a diverse range of psychotherapy approaches. These include relational, humanistic, trauma-informed, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). By seamlessly integrating these methods, Dr. Liu ensures that each treatment is tailored to the unique needs and goals of the individual. Whether exploring the dynamics of relationships, life choices, trauma impacts, or developing coping skills, he is committed to creating a holistic and personalized therapeutic experience.

Beyond his private practice, Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In this role, he shares his expertise with Psychology and Psychiatry trainees, offering supervision for their clinical work. Dr. Liu actively engages in research related to psychotherapy and supervision, informing and enhancing his own therapeutic practice with the latest evidence-based insights.

Embarking on a journey of healing and hope with Dr. Liu means receiving dedicated support in fostering trust, connection, and love—both with others and, crucially, within oneself. His commitment to guiding individuals through the complexities of their emotional landscape reflects a deep passion for helping others achieve personal growth and increased self-compassion. If you are ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling life, Dr. Liu is here to accompany you on that transformative journey.

Message to clients

Greeting. Beginning a therapeutic journey is a deeply personal and collaborative process that hinges on the establishment of trust and mutual effort. During our initial session, my primary focus is to attentively listen to the reasons that have led you to seek therapy. Together, we will establish treatment goals and craft a personalized treatment plan tailored to meet your unique needs. Practical aspects, such as fees, insurance, session frequency, and duration, will be openly discussed to ensure transparency and address any concerns you may have.

如果您希望用母语交流,我也提供普通话的心理治疗(Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, I offer a bilingual environment for individuals comfortable communicating in their native tongue). As an immigrant, I bring a unique perspective to navigating the challenges of adapting to a new culture, cultivating resilience, and identifying aspects of culture and society that relegate some marginalized statuses.

Being a father, I understand the complexities of juggling various roles simultaneously and the importance of showing up as a person who nurtures emotional well-being when entrusted by those who honor me by sharing their deepest vulnerabilities.

The decision to embark on a therapeutic journey is an important one, and I am committed to creating a safe, supportive, and understanding space for your exploration and growth. Together, we can navigate the intricacies of your experiences, fostering healing, resilience, and a deeper understanding of yourself. The journey we undertake is one of collaboration, trust, and mutual respect, and I am here to accompany you every step of the way.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Supervising Psychologist
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Assistant Professor
Bryant West Psychology, Clinical Psychologist

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, 2021
Adelphi University, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2020


New York: 024375 - New Jersey: 35SI00739800


English, Mandarin


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

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

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

Self harm - Building skills and supports to cope with emotional pain, suffering, and numbness; increasing positive meaningful life experiences


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$300 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$200 - $300
  • Initial session:$350 (60min)
  • Couples sessions:$330 (55min)
  • Family sessions:$330 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • As needed