She/Her/HersMaster of Science in Social Work, MSSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Laura Wu is a licensed social worker serving individuals located in New York. Her practice is collaborative and solutions-focused, with an emphasis on skills building and examining thought patterns and behavior. Ultimately, Laura’s goal is to help you become your own best therapist.
Originally from California, Laura received her Master’s at Columbia University School of Social Work. She currently works as a clinician in Manhattan and volunteers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel with the Victim’s Services Program. Laura also serves as Director of Operations and Strategy at Joko Wellness and additionally provides Radical Mental Health First Aide trainings. Previously, Laura worked at Hospice of Waterville, ME as a grief therapist, at Legal Services NYC as a legal social worker, and at Behavioral Associates as a clinical social work intern and DBT therapist.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).
LGBTQIA+ issues - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges.
Race and cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity.
Borderline personality disorder - Increasing insight into relational patterns and destructive behaviors; development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions.
Dysfunctional family dynamics and/or domestic violence - Recognizing patterns of unhelpful behavior and utilizing a solutions-focused and PROP (power, race, oppression, and privilege) lens to to collaborate on increasing quality of relationships and safety planning as appropriate.
Laura Wu is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 3 years
Joko Wellness, Director, Strategy and Operations, 2023 - Present
Resilience Lab, Senior Clinician, Clinical Operations Specialist, 2020 - 2023
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Victim Services, Survivor Advocate, 2020 - 2021
Behavioral Associates , Social Work Intern, DBT Group Therapist, 2019 - 2020
Bronx Legal Services, Legal Social Work Intern, 2018 - 2019
Hospice of Waterville, ME, Grief Group Facilitator and Individual Grief Counselor, 2015 - 2017
Columbia University, Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), 2020
Colby College, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 2017
New York: 096477
DBT modules (emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness) for LGBTQIA+ and allies run by a queer woman of color; infusing social-justice oriented, trauma informed care into every group session.