Karen Lau, LCSW

Sex/Gender: Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Chinese
Bio
Managing daily life can be difficult when you are experiencing anxiety and depressed mood from stress and/or trauma due to health, family situations, work conflict and/or past life experiences. You may also be struggling with  the impact of the cultural conflict, racial identity, generational differences, interpersonal challenges, and career demands on your mental health. Your self confidence eventually takes a toll.
My experience and skills will help you address these challenges, In addition, my exposure to corporate life in my past career makes me a good fit for individuals who are navigating mental health challenges while working.
My clinical practice is focused towards stress, grief, anxiety (all spectrums), and trauma. I practice using a combination of CBT, ACT, DBT,  Mindfulness, and trauma informed interventions such as IFS, EMDR and CPT.
We live in a very challenging environment. If you find yourself struggling to stay emotionally well and would like to gain more perspective about yourself and grow in your coping strategies, I would be happy to be part of that journey with you. Please check my website for more information about me.
Qualifications
License Number: 66594
License State: California
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Location
Oakland, California, United States
Languages
English, Cantonese
Modalities
Individuals
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Issues
Anxiety, Traumatic Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Sleep or Insomnia, Self Esteem, Racial Identity, Relationship Issues, Stress, Personal Growth, Life Transitions, Emotion Regulation, Family Conflict, Depression, Chronic Pain
Last modified: April 2, 2024

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