Dr. Henry Zhu is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York state. He is the founder of Mind-Body Wellness, a private practice that integrates physical and mental health practices to promote wellness. Dr. Zhu specializes in working with adults, specifically emerging adults, providing the emotional support they need to feel equipped and ready to handle life's stressors. Many of Dr. Zhu's clients feel overwhelmed or burnt out, which results in anxiety, depression, or harmful behaviors that move them away from their life goals. Dr. Zhu is passionate about working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) populations, especially Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American (ANHPIDA) clients. Dr. Zhu also specializes in working with trauma, specifically chronic or complex trauma that may have developed over the course of many years.
Dr. Zhu draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach, working on understanding thought patterns and behavioral patterns to adapt to stressors. Additionally, Dr. Zhu draws from the latest mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques in his therapeutic approach. He incorporates strategies to help clients feel more attuned to their mind and body, bringing them purposefully to experience the present moment. Dr. Zhu is proud to impart onto client life philosophies rather than simple tools for a quick fix.
Dr. Zhu earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from Hofstra University. He has an extensive background in working with clients in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and campuses. He has helped hundreds of clients create meaningful change in their lives.
Asian Identity and Mental Health - Celebrating the Asian Diaspora and learning coping strategies to balance Eastern and Western ideals. Often, Asian Americans feel in between two worlds - I help clients to navigate that in-between. Living in the US and experiencing racial trauma also present unique challenges that lead to burnout, low self-worth, and internalized racism.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress generally. Intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety). Sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder). Existential dread and a feeling of being overwhelmed in a society that's too much all the time.
Depression - Providing strategies to combat hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life. Behavioral activation and fully engaging in your life lead to increased energy and self-efficacy.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse. Traumatic events lead to flashbacks, avoidance of life, and a general feeling of un-safety. Additionally, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) can negatively impact your perception of the world. Repeated adverse events, such as emotional abuse and neglect can lead to a constant critical voice, a lack of safety, and consistent self-doubt.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating. Focusing on the resolution of differences in the relationship and conflicts that arise as a result.
Men's Mental Health - While not my sole focus, I've had a lot of experience assisting men to discover their core values in a society that tells them to be too many things all at once. Men are 70-80% of my caseload at any given time. I'm passionate about helping men explore emotions and de-stigmatize mental health - moving towards expressing emotions and vulnerability as strengths, not weaknesses.
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Behavioral Health of NY, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2021 - Present
Mind-Body Wellness, Founder & Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2022 - Present
NY Cognitive Therapy and Wellness Center, Post-Doctorate Fellow, 2019 - 2022
Hofstra University, Intern, 2015 - 2018
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, Extern, 2014 - 2015
PERCC at Saltzman Center - Hofstra University, Extern, 2013 - 2014
Hofstra University, PhD, 2018
Hofstra University, MA, 2014
New York: 024284