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Welcome to
Ally Therapy NYC

We are your Ally

We help you become the better version of yourself, standing by your side as you practice and cultivate feelings of well-being.

About Ally Therapy

Ally Counseling and Therapy is a women-owned practice in Chelsea and Long Island City. We are dedicated to providing a safe, culturally sensitive, and inclusive space for all individuals seeking psychotherapy. Our services cover a wide range of areas, including cultural adjustment, trauma-focused treatment, women's issues, parenting struggles, anxiety and depression, relationship problems, LGBTQIA+ concerns, and more solution-focused.

Therapists at Ally Counseling and Therapy are:

LGBTQIA+ affirming

Integrative

Cross-cultural

Trauma-informed

Our Therapy Services

We value quality treatment services.

Our therapists are warm and professional.

We have been trained in diverse approaches to various issues. 

  • In-person in New York City

  • Telehealth in NY, NJ, CA, FL, VT

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment

  • Body Image/Eating Disorders

  • Depression

  • Intimate Relationships

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Life Transitions

  • Loss and Grief

  • Trauma & PTSD

  • Parenting

  • Self-esteem

  • Cross-cultural Identity, Values, and Conflicts

  • International Student adjustment

  • Multilingual Therapy and Counseling

  • First-generation Immigrants

  • Multicultural Counseling

  • The unique challenges of the LGBTQIA+ community

  • Support for Coming Out

  • Gender Identity Exploration

  • Gender-Affirming Care

  • Sexual Orientation Exploration

  • Self-esteem and Self-confidence

  • Body Image Positivity

  • Gender-based Roles and Stresses

  • Trauma Recovery for Gender-specific Traumas

  • Mental Health for Asian Women

  • EMDR

  • AEDP

  • CBT

  • Complex Trauma

  • Cross-generational Trauma

  • Developmental Trauma

  • Dissociation

  • Gender-based Trauma

  • Mental and Physical abuse

  • PTSD

  • Systemic Trauma

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  • Dissociation and Numbness

  • Depression

  • Embodied Emotions

  • Mindfulness

  • Non-verbal Expression

  • Stress and Anxiety Reduction

  • Trauma-related Issues

  • Communication Problems

  • Emotional Distance

  • Life Transitions 

  • Loneliness and Abandonment

  • Open Relationship

  • Pre-marriage Counseling

  • Repetitive Fights

  • Becoming a Parent

  • Sexual Desires, Boundaries, and Needs

  • Sexual Performance Stress

  • Sexual Shame/Trauma

  • Communication and Intimacy Between Partners

  • Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation

  • Sex Positive Education

  • Consensual Non-monogamy

  • Asian Sexuality

  • Clinical Supervision

  • Love, Date, Sex coaching

  • Life Coaching

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Heal Together!

We also provide Support Groups.

By joining our support group, you will discover a nurturing and professional space where you can find understanding, encouragement, and valuable insights to navigate life's challenges with a supportive community.

Cartoon Camp

Graduation Readiness Support Group

Career exploration for international professions.

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Mandarin Art Therapy Group

Heal through your inner creativity.

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Women Empowerment Group

Let's talk about women's power, sex, and love.

Meet The Team

Our therapy team comprises a diverse group of compassionate professionals with various specializations, including EMDR, AEDP, trauma-informed care, CBT, mindfulness, art therapy, EFT, psychoanalysis, and expertise in LBGTQIA+ affirming multicultural, and multilingual approaches. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment, tailoring our services to meet your unique needs, and empowering you on your journey toward healing and personal growth.

Huilin Lai

She/Her

Tier IV Therapist

Founder, Clinical Supervisor,

Mandarin Chinese/English Speaking, 

Certified EMDR Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Hypnotherapist, AEDP Therapist, Relationship Coach, SIFI Certified Field Instructor, 

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She/Her

Tier III Therapist

Director of Art Therapy and Community Engagement, English/Mandarin Chinese/Taiwanese Speaking, Art Therapist, ICEEFT couples Therapist, Certified Trauma Focused-CBT Therapist, AEDP Therapist, International Student Coach, Ceramic and Mix-Media Artist.

Rou (Roxy) Zhang

She/Her

Tier III Therapist

Clinical Supervisor, Mandarin Chinese/English Speaking, Addiction Specialist, Trauma Therapist, EFT Couple Therapist, Relationship Coach, Parenting Coach, International Student Life Coach

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They/She

Tier III Therapist

Clinical Supervisor, Mandarin Chinese/English Speaking, Sex Therapist, Couple and Family Therapist, EMDR Trauma Therapist, Asian and Asian American Identity specialist, Queer and Gender Identity specialist, Registered Yoga Teacher

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They/Them

Tier III Therapist

EMDR Trauma therapist, Mandarin Chinese/English/Japanese/Spanish Speaking,  Queer and Gender Identity specialist, Family Therapist, Sexuality Educator, International Student Life Coach

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Di Ai, LMSW
 

She/Her

Tier II Therapist

Trauma therapist, Mandarin Chinese/English Speaking, 

Asian and Asian American Identity specialist, Relationship Coach, Parenting Coach, International Student Life Coach, 

Mingyi He

She/Her

Tier II Therapist

EMDR Trauma therapist, Mandarin Chinese/English Speaking, 

Asian and Asian American Identity specialist, AEDP Therapist, Relationship Coach, International Student Life Coach, 

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He/Him

Tier II Therapist

EMDR Trauma therapist,

Mandarin Chinese and English Speaking, Bilingual and Bicultural Therapist, Queer Identity Specialist, Sexuality Educator, Relationship Coach, Career Coach, International Student Life Coach

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She/Her

Tier II Therapist

EMDR Trauma therapist, Certified Bilingual Mandarin Chinese/English School Counselor, Relationship Coach, International Student Life Coach

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She/Her

Tier II Therapist

EMDR Trauma therapist,

English and Mandarin Chinese speaking,  Body Positivity Advocate, Eating Disorder Coach, International Student Life Coach  

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She/Her

Tier II Therapist

Asian and Asian American Identity specialist, English and Mandarin Chinese Speaking, Trauma-Informed Therapist, Relationship Coach, International Student Life Coach

Asteria Kexin Fu

She/Her

Tier I Therapist

English and Mandarin Chinese Speaking,  NYU Master’s Candidate for Counseling in Mental Health and Wellness, Relationship Coach, International Student Life Coach.

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She/Her

Tier I Therapist

English and Mandarin Speaking,  NYU Master’s Candidate for Counseling in Mental Health and Wellness, Gender and Sexuality Identity Coach, International Student Life Coach.

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She/Her

Tier I Therapist

English and Mandarin Chinese Speaking,  NYU Art Therapy Master's Candidate, International Student Life Coach, Multi-Talented Artist.

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She/Her

Tier I Therapist

English and Mandarin Chinese Speaking, SVA Art Therapy Master's Candidate, International Student Life Coach, High Achiever and Trauma Coach, Podcasts Influencer.

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She/Her

Tier I Therapist

Cantonese, Mandarin and English Speaking,  NYU Master’s Candidate for Counseling in Mental Health and Wellness, Relationship and Gottman Couples Therapy Coach, International Student Life Coach.

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