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Lauren Xu


Hello! I'm Lauren, a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than 4 years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I identify as Chinese American, and I have vast experience working with people with a vast array of racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and religious identities, as well as from varying socioeconomic status.

I have a Bachelors in Psychology with minors in Women's and Gender Studies and Chinese Language and Culture. I received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. NYU also has a campus in Shanghai, China, where I was able to study at for a year! Through this experience, I have been able to apply a global perspective when providing counseling, particularly with issues pertaining to respecting individual needs within the context of cultural and familial expectations.

As a clinician, I like to get creative to find what will foster the most success for my clients. I believe that communication is key in the therapeutic relationship, and I invite my clients let me know what is and is not working for them. I believe that therapy should be an empowering and restorative experience for you.

I specialize in working with people who have experienced a wide variety of traumas, including on-going systemic trauma. I also have extensive experience working with anxiety/ panic disorders, depression, ADD/ADHD, adjustment disorders, and impulsive disorders. My clinical practice draws from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe in the mind/body connection, and I also utilize mindfulness in my professional and personal practices! Finally, I also believe in the power of play and the role that play can take in supporting the needs of your inner child.

I look forward to meeting with you, and I commend you in taking this step towards bettering your mental health.


Master of Clinical Social Work
New York University

Bachelors of Science in Psychology
High Point University

Language Spoken


(341) 888-7637

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