Laura Wu, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Laura  Wu
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Laura Wu

She/Her/Hers

Master of Science in Social Work, MSSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts therapists on Zencare.

Updated May 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Race and cultural identity
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Dysfunctional family dynamics and/or 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 senior 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, 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.


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)

Insurance

  • Boston College Student Health Insurance (UnitedHealthcare)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $165
  • Initial session: $165 (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
  • 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

Location(s)

Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, New York, New York 10010
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)
Not accepting new clients 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)
Not accepting new clients 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)
Not accepting new clients 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

Years of Experience: 2 years

Resilience Lab, Senior Clinician, Clinical Operations Associate, 2020 - Present
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Victim Services, Victim Services 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


Licensure

New York: 110371


Languages

English