Last edited 05/16/2023
Vi Dong Licensed Master Social Worker
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Under Clinical Supervision
Vi Dong, Licensed Master Social Worker, 110228 is practicing under the supervision of Priscilla Chin (New York, LCSW, 090366) at Imagine Emotional Wellness.
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 is your style/approach to therapy?
It can be draining to continuously put your energy into momentarily being “okay” until the next crisis comes along. Acknowledging and accepting who you are while desiring and striving for self-improvement is possible. The journey to self-compassion and self-love looks different for everyone. For some, we may not even know who it is we are loving in the first place. You may wonder, “Who am I outside of my mistakes, my shortcomings, my tangible achievements, and my goals? Will I ever create a life worth living that goes beyond my anxieties, sadness, unresolved childhood trauma, inner childhoods, and losses?” I aim to foster a safe place for you to explore who you are and the kind of life you want to live so that we can help you move toward personal growth. My therapeutic approach is goal-oriented and collaborative. I will help you develop insight into your own behavioral patterns and core beliefs. Together, we will explore and identify what growth, compassion, and change look like for you. I use various research-backed and evidence-based tools that empower you to become more grounded in your emotional world. It’s important to me that you have an affirming space. We live in a challenging world with so many messages bombarded about who we should, can, and can’t be, who we are, what our skin color means, what norms our gender(s) should have, what a normative family/relationship should look like. In the space with me, we can unpack all of this together. We’ll sort out the emotional struggles and help you become more gracious and forgiving towards yourself and your past.
In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?
My personal philosophy is based highly on the values of knowing ourselves through introspective exploration, authentically connecting with other people, and building a holistic support system and sense of self. I spend a lot of my own time furthering my knowledge. I am always open to deeper connections within my existing community and hope for the same type of emotional security for my clients. These elements are what I practice and continue to expand upon as a therapist and a person. I am Chinese. I immigrated from Qingdao in 2005. I grew up in Georgia and relocated to NYC in 2016. My Han Chinese cultural background is extremely important to me. I am also queer and am in active community with other queer folks in NYC. My personal journey in navigating various relationships and communities while maintaining a sense of individuality is core to me.
EthnicityAsian (East / Southeast)
Group IdentitiesBIPOC, LGBTQIA+
Adolescent mental health
Sexuality Based Issues
Race & Cultural Identity
Types of Therapy
Young Adults (18-24)
Treatment Approaches / Modalities
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Culturally Sensitive Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Training / Certifications
Deconstructing the Gender Binary, Ackerman Institute for the Family
Emotionally Focused Therapy: Attachment Science in Practice with Sue Johnson
New York University, Master of Social Work, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions About Vi Dong, LMSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Vi Dong, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Vi Dong accepting new clients?
Yes, Vi Dong is accepting new clients for online therapy in New York.
Does Vi Dong accept insurance?
No, Vi Dong does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Vi Dong offer?
Vi Dong offers therapy for individuals.
Does Vi Dong offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New York can book Vi Dong for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Vi Dong offer online therapy?
Yes, Vi Dong offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in New York.
How quickly can I see Vi Dong?
Vi Dong 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 Vi Dong speak?
Vi Dong conducts therapy sessions in English and Chinese.
Can I book an appointment with Vi Dong online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Vi Dong online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.