About Lu


I received my MSW from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 1987.  I attended the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and received my Certificate in Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 1997.  In 2008 I earned my Credential in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling (CASAC) from the New York State's Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).  I have studied Somatic Experiencing (R) and am a Level II Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. I have completed Levels 1 and 2 of Internal Family Systems and am working towards being certified. I am also certified in EMDR, one of the most clinically validated PTSD treatments. These modalities allow the body's built-in inclination to heal to safely, gently, and effectively work through trauma.


In addition to my private practice, I am committed to community mental health and have worked as a director, supervisor, and clinician in nonprofit settings for over 25 years.

Fees and Insurance

Individual therapy is $175 for 45 minutes. Couples' sessions are $200 for 1 hour. I have some limited slots available for lower fees, based on need.  I am in-network for 1199, Beacon Health Strategies (Affinity, AmidaCare, MetroPlus), and Medicare. I provide detailed statements for use with all out-of-network insurers.