Huilin Lai

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CST

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Huilin Lai

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CST

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed

Location

Ally Counseling and Therapy
138 West 25th St
FL 8
New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy

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Additional Location

Ally Counseling and Therapy
24-20 Jackson Avenue
Suite 211
Long Island City, NY 11101
Announcement icon Accepting new clients for in-person therapy / teletherapy in NY & NJ. 接受新来访为纽约和新泽西民众提供面对面和网上心理咨询

About

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Contact me if you are struggling with relationship difficulties, sex, sexuality concerns, trauma, losses of loved ones, ADHD, depression or anxiety. I will help you better understand and accept yourself, and use your own insights and strengths to change and grow. I am also passionate about working with individuals, families and groups with cross-cultural/immigration background. Coming to United States as an international student myself, I deeply understand the challenges in the international community, the painful process of loss and separation from home countries, and difficulties to fit in due to language and cultural barriers.
My personal approach is warm, flexible and interactive. I have expertise in sex therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness and Attachment based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family therapy and Couples counseling. I can work flexibly with you to figure out what works the best.
I am also the founder of Ally Counseling and Therapy, a multicultural and multilingual group practice (Mandarin/English/Japanese/Spanish). Our practice is culturally sensitive and inclusive. We welcome people of every ability, age, gender, national origin, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation. Email is the best way to reach us.
你是否常常活在过去的创伤或是对未来的焦虑中呢?对家人和朋友越来越感到疏离,对社交越来越恐惧呢? 越来越对自己的学业/事业感到无能为力? 有没有觉得来到一个新的国家内心充满恐惧呢? 会不会因为对自己不信任,陷在不健康的关系里,却不敢离开? 一而再再而三重复错误的思考/行为模式,无法改变?是否会因为性与性取向问题感到困惑,甚至羞耻,却又求助无门呢?我是持美国纽约执照和中国咨询师执照的的临床心理治疗师,跨文化议题,创伤与性治疗专家。2008年来美国留学开始,在美国密歇根大学和匹兹堡大学完成系统训练。经过十多年临床经验的积累,我相信和来访的关系与专业技能同样重要。我相信人的潜能和力量,希望通过咨询,可以让来访者发现自身克服困境的能力和动力,将疗愈的力量传给更多需要帮助的人。在我的工作中我也把研究为基础,在临床实践中反复被证明有效的干预方法翻译成通俗易懂的大白话或是温暖风趣的小故事,帮助来访用身体去感受,吸收,内化,而不是简简单单搬出心理学大道理,最后又只能停留在“道理我都懂,就是做不到”的层面。
我的咨询取向是整合的。曾接受过性治疗,性教育, 认知行为,依恋理论,家族治疗,正念疗法,婚姻咨询,EMDR眼动创伤疗法和接纳与实现疗法的系统培训。 我擅长的方向包括成长创伤带来的影响 (原生家庭带来的肢体或言语伤害,情感忽视,亲人离世,家庭破碎等),性治疗 (性功能障碍,伴侣关于性问题的沟通议题,性少数群体探索性别和性取向上的困扰,个人和伴侣在探索开放式关系中的困扰以及性创伤治疗),情绪障碍 (包括社交焦虑,焦虑情绪,抑郁情绪,愤怒情绪,拖延等),个人成长 (包括个人价值、自尊心、自信心问题,跨文化适应等问题)。我相信人的潜能和力量,希望通过咨询,可以让来访者发现自身克服困境的能力和动力,将疗愈的力量传给更多需要帮助的人。
除了个人临床实践,我最近几年还致力于团队建设和教学。我也是Ally心理健康中心的创始人和纽约大学心理咨询(Mental Health Counseling)社工系(Master of Social Work)研究生班的临床实践指导老师。让我们一同来帮助你了解问题的历史由来,学会如何以更接纳包容自己。 每周留出一小时,属于你自己的时间——和我们一起,学习如何让心理更有灵活度,安全感, 连结感! ​邮件是最快联系的我的方式!!!

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna Student Plans
  • HealthFirst
  • UHC Student Plans
  • Wellfleet
  • Out of Network
If we're out of network with your insurance, we will do our best to give you as close to an in-network experience as possible.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License: New York / R081942
  • School: University of Michigan & University of Pittsburgh
  • Year Graduated: 2010
New York Milton H. Erikson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Trained Hypnotherapist; Internal Family System (IFS) informed Therapist

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: AASECT / Certified Sex Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: The EMDR International Association / Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Endorsements

Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CST

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST

Huilin Lai's Groups

Asian Empowerment Group

Asian Americans and Chinese international Student Empowerment group. As Asian Americans, we all experience uncertainty, loneliness, stress, and challenges sometimes. We need support adapting to an unfamiliar environment, getting used to different cultural norms, and cultivating romantic and sexual connections. You're not alone. We can embrace cultural, racial, gender, relational and emotional challenges together!!!! Everyone is welcomed to share your stories and feelings, solve your puzzles, and get to know your true self.

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Love and Sex Empowerment Group for Women

Part 1 We will explore relationship and sexuality values, sex positive and women centered communication, stages of relationship building, attachment theory, Gottman methods, body image issues and more. Part 2 We will reconstruct love, sex and bringing people together. We’ll explore ways to validate sexual diversity and deconstruct gender binary system. We’re also going to exam and deconstruct the intersection of race, gender and sexuality in the US, as well as facilitate conversations around decolonizing sexuality.

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Queer Support Group

Looking to meet other LGBTQIA+ individuals? Needing a safe space to explore your gender identity & sexuality and process their impacts on your life? Or simply wanting to maintain social connections during this difficult time? You are welcomed to the group!

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Location

Ally Counseling and Therapy
138 West 25th St
FL 8
New York, NY 10001
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Ally Counseling and Therapy
24-20 Jackson Avenue
Suite 211
Long Island City, NY 11101
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Cross-cultural adjustment
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Mandarin
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023
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Huilin Lai

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CST