Stephanie Lai (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I'm Stephanie, an Asian American immigrant who broke through family and societal expectations to chase after my passion in mental health!

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

  • Individual

About My Clients

Are you unmotivated by everyday tasks and struggle to find where you belong? Do negative thoughts such as “I’m not enough” or “I feel hopeless” roam inside your brain? Do you find yourself freezing up with anxiety in social situations? In a society plagued by institutional racism, gender inequalities, and generational differences, it is common to feel disheartened, anxious, and angry at ourselves and the world. Let's create a safe space to process these emotions and manage our behaviors.

My Background and Approach

I have experience providing psychotherapy in a wide range of settings, including clinics, schools, and shelters. I started my career working with the Asian American community, providing trauma-informed and culturally appropriate services for Cantonese and English speaking clients to help them connect their mental health struggles with their childhood experiences, family dynamics, and societal expectations. From there, I've also worked with adolescent and young adult populations to navigate relationships with family, other people, and themselves. In my practice, I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to teach mindfulness techniques and coping skills, improve your relationships, understand unhelpful thinking patterns, and manage reactions. I also draw from my training in Trauma-Focused CBT, an evidence-based model to help adolescents process trauma alongside making behavioral changes and reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 中文 (广东话)

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