Wen Gu, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Wen  Gu
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Wen Gu

He/Him/His

Psychologist, PhD
New York Waitlist Online
Midtown Not Accepting In-person
Updated April 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Emotion regulation
  • Psychological assessment

Professional statement

Dr. Gu is a licensed clinical psychologist with an office in midtown specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, and emotion regulation. He has particularly extensive experience working with young adults and adults facing anxiety and depression. As a certified clinical trauma professional, he supports trauma survivors to lessen the influence of painful past events through emotion regulation skills and trauma narratives. Dr. Gu provides evidence-based psychotherapy as well as forensic and psychological assessments for education and immigration cases.

Dr. Gu uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and David Shapiro’s Self-Deception Model to reduce distressing feelings and thoughts and empower clients to pursue the parts of life they value most. He takes a collaborative approach to help clients understand themselves in a more insightful way, decrease symptoms, and change targeted behaviors.

Dr. Gu received his BA at Boston College, his MA at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and his PhD at City University of New York Graduate Center. In addition to his private practice, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses as a clinical assistant professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an adjunct professor at Fordham University. His office in midtown is conveniently located by the 42nd Street Grand Central train Station.


Message to clients

Existing in a world in which you can't be yourself is painful. My job as a therapist is to show you who you are through a collaborative review of your thoughts and actions, which allows us to assess whether how you see yourself matches how you show yourself. By better understanding yourself, you have the freedom to exercise choice and decide whether you'd like to continue being this way.


Specialties

Anxiety - Anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Emotion regulation - Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress

Psychological assessment - Testing of cognitive functioning/intelligence, academic achievement, personality functioning, risk assessment




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Wen Gu 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 (60min)

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
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly

Location(s)

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 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Midtown practice
6 East 39th Street, Suite 602, New York, New York 10016
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 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-5:00pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Practice, Practice Director, 2016 - Present
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Attending Psychologist, 2014 - 2018
Bellevue Hospital Center/NYU Langone Medical Center, 2013 - 2014

The Graduate Center, City University of New York, PhD, 2014
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, MA, 2011
Boston College, BA, 2008


Licensure

New York: 021443


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I've only been working with Dr. Gu for three sessions so far, but I have found him incredibly helpful so far. We first met while I was going through a challenging time professionally, and he was patient, understanding, and very knowledgeable. Speaking with him gave me a lot of confidence to take control of my situation. I recommend him very highly, especially for anyone dealing with burnout or high stress in their career."
- Zencare client • June 2021
"Dr. Gu made this as easy and casual as I could ask for. I’ve been dealing with anxious feelings and was feeling anxious leading up to the call. However, Dr. Gu helped me feel calm, and not only got a general idea of me, but let me know about his practice and answered all the questions I had."
- Zencare client • December 2019
"Wen Gu was a wonderful resource when I was at a very low point in my life. I was feeling like my life was spinning out of control, and Wen was able to help me take a step back and look more logically at my situation. Wen is extremely knowledgeable but also frames his work in an accessible way that made me feel like I could actually feel like me again."
- Zencare client • December 2019