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Dr. Gu is a licensed clinical psychologist in New York and New Jersey. He is a authorized practitioner through PSYPACT, which allows him to practice telepsychology in 33 states. His practice is 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.
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
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Years of Experience: 9 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
New York: 021443
New Jersey: 35SI00682900