Laura  Wu

Laura Wu

Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts Waitlist Online
Flatiron Not Accepting In-person
Updated December 6, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Family issues
  • Domestic violence

Professional statement

Laura Wu is a licensed social worker serving individuals located in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. 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 at Resilience Lab in Manhattan and volunteers at Mount Sinai Beth Israel with the Victim’s Services Program. Previously, Laura worked at Hospice of Waterville, ME as a grief therapist and at Legal Services NYC as a legal social worker.


Message to clients

Seeking a therapist is the first step towards taking control of your life. Maybe you’re feeling pain, stress, frustration, or hopeless. You’re tired of pretending to be happy and sacrificing your own needs for the needs of others. Sometimes, you’re balancing so much you’re not sure what to tackle first.

I will guide you as you navigate the intricacies of life. In therapy, I emphasize empowerment, collaboration and honesty. In a world filled with xenophobia, I strive to honor your individuality and self-expression. My clients describe me as nurturing, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and sincere.

Whether you’re struggling with your mood, anxiety, family relationships, or your identity, I am here to help. I look forward to fostering a safe environment for us to speak freely and inspire change.


Specialties

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.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions




Clientele

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

Insurance

Laura Wu is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

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
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Flatiron practice
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private practice, 2019 - Present
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Victim Services, 2020 - Present
Bronx Legal Services, 2018 - 2019
Hospice of Waterville, ME, 2015 - 2017

Columbia University, MSSW, 2020
Colby College, BA, 2017


Languages

English