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Laura Wu(She/Her/Hers)

(She/Her/Hers)
Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW
New JerseyMassachusettsNew York
Anxiety-LGBTQIA+ issues-Race and cultural identity-Borderline personality disorder-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Dysfunctional family dynamics and/or domestic violence -

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Professional statement

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.


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.


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Joko Wellness, Director, Strategy and Operations
Resilience Lab, Senior Clinician, Clinical Operations Specialist
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Victim Services, Survivor Advocate
Behavioral Associates , Social Work Intern, DBT Group Therapist
Bronx Legal Services, Legal Social Work Intern
Hospice of Waterville, ME, Grief Group Facilitator and Individual Grief Counselor

Columbia University, Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW), 2020
Colby College, Bachelor of Arts (BA), 2017

Licensure

New York: 096477 - Massachusetts: 127577

Languages

English

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.

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.




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours


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

  • Individual sessions:$350 (53min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $350
  • Initial session:$350 (53min)
  • Group sessions:$100 (75min)

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
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

Therapy Groups

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DBT Group for LGBTQIA+ folks and allies

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.