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Michael Y. Lau
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD

Michael Y. Lau

Psychologist, MA, PhD (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today
9 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Let's Connect (646) 480-6517
I believe that the ultimate goal of therapy is to alleviate pain and suffering, and that everyone has the capacity for growth and change. By developing a caring, empathic, and trusting relationship with my clients, it becomes possible to gain insight and clarity about relationships, problems and personal patterns. It is through this process that one can grow and realize a level of peace and acceptance. I also believe that genuine growth is only possible when I view the clients I work with through the lens of multiple personal identities (e.g., sexual orientation, gender) and cultural identities (e.g., race/ethnicity, religion). I am proficient in Mandarin and can understand 3 other Chinese dialects. Having lived in Asia a significant part of my life, I am familiar with Asian cultural issues.
I was the department chair of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Washington, DC) and was an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. In these positions, I conduct research and teach graduate students at the masters and doctoral level. Currently, I am a faculty in the Counseling Psychology doctorate program at Felician University.
Seeking psychotherapy for the first time can be a confusing process. I am happy to provide a consultation over the phone about my services. The best way to reach me is by email or to leave me a number and convenient time to return your call on my voicemail. I am practicing teletherapy in New York, Virginia, Florida and District of Columbia.
Call or Michael Y. Lau now for a free 15 minute consultation - (646) 480-6517

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

New York, NY 10001

(646) 480-6517

Arlington, VA 22206

COVID-19 Update: I am working with existing and new clients via teletherapy. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (646) 480-6517

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

New York, NY 10001

(646) 480-6517

Arlington, VA 22206

COVID-19 Update: I am working with existing and new clients via teletherapy. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety 
I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Pay by American Express, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Check your plan for out of network benefits
  • Lyra
  • Modern Health
  • Out of Network
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For out of network clients, I will supply you with a monthly statement that you can submit to the insurance company for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD
"
For out of network clients, I will supply you with a monthly statement that you can submit to the insurance company for reimbursement.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of New York / 019374
  • License: District of Columbia PSY1001102 / 2015
  • License: Florida Department of Health Telehealth Provider TPPY2010 / 2023
  • Attended University of Notre Dame, Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Graduated 2007
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I am offering telepsychology services to residents in New York, District of Columbia, Florida and Virginia.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD
"
I am offering telepsychology services to residents in New York, District of Columbia, Florida and Virginia.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • Anger Management
  • Bisexual
  • Cultural and Identity Issues
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Third Culture, Expatriat, and Immigration Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Mandarin

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
Queer Allied
Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Asian
Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Mandarin

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD

Location

Primary Location

New York, NY 10001

(646) 480-6517

Additional Location

Arlington, VA 22206

(646) 480-6517
"
COVID-19 Update: I am working with existing and new clients via teletherapy. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
Call for a free consultation now - (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD
"
COVID-19 Update: I am working with existing and new clients via teletherapy. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your needs.
Call for a free consultation now - (646) 480-6517
Michael Y. Lau
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024