Karen Lau

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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Karen Lau

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Oakland, CA 94611
(925) 304-3846
Offers online therapy

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About

My clients come to me due to anxiety and trauma related concerns while facing stressors and life transitions. Life is difficult when you are experiencing mental health struggles due to physical health, family or marital situations, dating hardships, work conflict and/or past life experiences. It affects self confidence. You could be struggling while navigating the impact of immigration, cultural background, identity, inter-generational differences, interpersonal challenges, and career demands on your worldview and yourself. As an Asian therapist, I not only have familiarity but also cultural competency in helping APIDA individuals.
My practice and training include CBT, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Compassion based, and trauma informed interventions such as IFS, EMDR and CPT. I specialize in anxiety (all spectrums) and trauma related concerns. Depression and anxiety tend to co-occur, thus I also work with clients in managing their depression and/or grief.
We live in a very challenging environment in this present day. If you find yourself struggling to stay emotionally well and would like to gain more perspective about yourself and grow in your coping strategies, I would be happy to be part of that journey with you.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
As an out of network provider, I can provide an invoice which you submit to your insurance to be reimbursed at their rate.
Email me or call (925) 304-3846 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 66594

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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Location

Oakland, CA 94611
(925) 304-3846
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Cantonese and Mandarin
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 3 Sep 2022
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Karen Lau

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW