Michael Lau (he/him/his)

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
Accepting Clients

I am a counseling psychologists working with individuals virtually in New York, District of Columbia, Virginia and Florida.

Psychologist in New York, NY


About My Clients

I work with a variety of clients from diverse racial/ethnic, gender, and sexuality backgrounds.

My Background and Approach

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 for you to gain insight and clarity about relationships, problems and personal patterns. I see the clients I work with through the lens of multiple personal identities (e.g., gender, sexual orientation) and cultural identities (e.g., race/ethnicity, nationality, language). It is by acknowledging and working with these realities in therapy that positive and genuine growth is possible. In terms of theoretical orientation, I largely base my understanding of client issues on interpersonal and psychodynamictheories. That means that I believe current and past relationships (including the relationship between the therapist and the client) are important material to understand and work with.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Before coming to the U.S. for college and graduate school, I lived in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Taiwan. These experiences inform my interest in cultural and personal identity issues and this is infused throughout my psychotherapy and consulting work. In addition to English, I am proficient in Mandarin Chinese and can understand 3 other Chinese dialects (Hakka, Hokkien/Taiwanese, and Cantonese).

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 22 years of practice
  • Languages: 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $300/session


6466578891 Email Michael
1755 Broadway FRONT 3
New York, NY 10019

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