Laurel Meng (she/her)


I am a bilingual Chinese American therapist specializing in working with queer folks and POC.

Psychotherapist in Chicago, IL
Supervised by Shipra Parikh, LCSW

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

You want to feel securely connected to others in your life. You want to feel empowered to navigate through life’s obstacles, with someone reliably in your corner. You want to trust in your own value and heal from being hurt. You deserve to feel seen and heard for all that you bring to this world and accepted for the myriad of identities that you inhabit. I would like to support you in your journey.

My Background and Approach

My therapeutic approach is grounded in attachment theory; I believe that secure relationships are the cornerstone to leading a fulfilling life. I am committed to building trust within the therapeutic relationship and I take an open, authentic, and engaging approach to understanding your strengths, your needs, and your values. I use a queer-affirming and intersectional lens, and specialize in working with people around trauma, relationships (of all structures), sex, gender, bi-/multi-cultural identities, anxiety, and depression.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a child of immigrants and am fluent in Mandarin Chinese. My bicultural identity has largely shaped who I am today. I received my Masters degree from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. I have worked in residential milieu programs for adolescents and emerging adults and as an individual/family therapist for youth and parents with complex trauma histories. Prior to becoming a therapist, I built mental health awareness on my college campus and spoke out especially about Asian American mental health issues.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $125 - 200/session


Email Laurel
3046 West Armitage Avenue
Apt 1
Chicago, IL 60647

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