Last edited 01/26/2023
Tianyu ZhangLicensed Master Social Worker
She / Her / Hers
General Office Hours
In Eastern Time
|Monday||from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Tuesday||from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Friday||from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Saturday||from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
|Sunday||from 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM|
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Under Clinical Supervision
Tianyu Zhang, Licensed Master Social Worker, 116892 is practicing under the supervision of Andy Lapides (New York, LCSW, 77727) at Resilience Lab.
Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.
What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?
Those of us who were raised in Eastern cultures know the stigma that comes with mental illness. Mental health issues mean shame and exclusion. Someone suffering might be hospitalized or medicated if things get serious, but there are almost no non-medical remedies available. I even remember hearing stories of families locking their mentally ill family members in the basement rather than risking their reputations. Human beings deserve better. That's why I decided to pursue this field. People should have access to help the minute they start feeling uncomfortable, instead of having to wait until they're at a crisis point and have to be hospitalized. "Mental healthcare" was a Western cultural thing, so I had to travel abroad to get the training I needed. I now help individuals who struggle with the dual problem of mental health issues and cultural stigma. My vision is to see therapy accepted in all eastern cultures so those struggling don't have to hide.
What is your style/approach to therapy?
There's a space between being perfectly mentally healthy and seriously mentally unwell. I operate within that space- you don't need a crisis to see me, just need a desire to make life better and a willingness to put in some work to get there. During our sessions, you'll learn about yourself, build resilience, and solve problems that are holding you back.
What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?
I am warm and kind. My clients instantly feel at ease with me, and can immediately tell that I care and that I support them. I am good at building strong relationships. I am funny, easy to get along with, and clients look forward to meeting each week. My multicultural background taught me not to make assumptions. Clients feel free to talk to me about anything they want because they know I won't judge them. I always bring empathy into the room with me.
EthnicityAsian (East / Southeast)
All Savers Insurance
Golden Rule Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
BS, Psychology, University of Washington, 2019
Before I entered private practice, I worked at a non-profit social services organization in New York as a clinical social worker. There, I helped clients who were diagnosed with severe and chronic mental health issues. I conducted individual sessions as well as group therapy sessions. I’m now a team member at Resilience Lab, where I have access to the support and resources I need to give my clients the best possible care. Resilience Lab is the largest community of clinicians in the Northeast who are working collaboratively to produce better outcomes and improve mental health access.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tianyu Zhang, LMSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Tianyu Zhang, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Tianyu Zhang accepting new clients?
Yes, Tianyu Zhang is accepting new clients.
Does Tianyu Zhang accept insurance?
Yes, Tianyu Zhang accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Golden Rule Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Optum, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.
What types of therapy does Tianyu Zhang offer?
Tianyu Zhang offers therapy for individuals.
Does Tianyu Zhang offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Tianyu Zhang for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Tianyu Zhang offer online therapy?
Yes, Tianyu Zhang offers online therapy to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Tianyu Zhang?
Tianyu Zhang typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Tianyu Zhang speak?
Tianyu Zhang conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Tianyu Zhang online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Tianyu Zhang online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.