Elena Wu is a Licensed Psychotherapist (MHC-LP) in New York State. She is currently a first-year Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2022.
Elena’s orientation as a therapist is centered around the belief that the client is the expert in their life. Her role is to support and guide her clients through any uncertainties or challenges they may be encountering. She aims to work together with clients (rather than present as a figure of authority or power) in order to cultivate an environment that is both safe and trusting. Building a safe space is a priority of Elena’s because it allows for a collaborative and transparent dialogue. She views therapy as a partnership in which she partners with her clients to solve the problems they’ve identified and together, they can create positive solutions and a space for healing.
Elena welcomes individuals from all walks of life and specializes in individual therapy. She is LGBTQIA+ allied, culturally sensitive, and has experience helping and supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, personality disorders, behavioral issues, neurodevelopmental issues, psychosis, career transitions, relationship conflicts, issues with self-esteem, and through life transitions.
Elena utilizes an integrative approach tailored specifically to the needs of her clients. She incorporates modalities such as Psychodynamic, Acceptance, and Commitment (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Existential, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive psychology, Person-Centered, Family Systems, Narrative, Compassion-focused, and Mindfulness-Based (MBCT).