What kind of people or problems does Dr. Wu specialize in?
The short answer is that I am qualified to work with a wide range of people and problems through an approach integrating my training as a psychoanalyst with a strong mindfulness and culture orientation. My training and experiences are both very deep and very broad. By the time I got my Ph.D. I had evaluated or treated nearly a thousand patients in a busy downtown Chicago hospital, not to mention all the different people (adults and children) I treated during my postdoctoral trainings at Boston hospitals such as MGH & Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, or during 20+ years of private practice. After my post-doctoral training I undertook and completed psychoanalytic training at Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute, involving 10+ years of post-graduate studies, more supervised training, and personal analysis.
In a way the reason I’m a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst is that I find people inexhaustibly interesting and unique. After all these years and so many people, I find helping each person identify and work through their unique brand of stuckness and helping them connect to their own deep vitality more and more rewarding.
My broader practices in mindfulness, corporate consulting, cross-cultural consulting and conflict management also broaden my “areas of specialization.” Having worked as a management consultant in a boutique global firm and maintaining my own coaching and organizational consulting practice has made me very familiar with the concerns of people in the business world. My own deep interest in meditation and extensive mindfulness training has sensitized me to the growing array of people who are inspired or motivated to change through mindfulness. As an Asian-American psychologist my earliest research was in the intersection with culture and gender.
Intellectually I could say that I specialize in the nexus between psychology, culture and spirituality.
But in my practice I specialize in individuals. It is in joining people wherever they are and helping them move to a more liberated, flexible, joyful and vibrant state of being in the world that I am ever honing my skills.
Learn more about the types of referral problems that Dr. Wu treats and inform yourself about some of their common symptoms and underlying causes.
Mindfulness is about learning to regulate attention, increase awareness, manage emotions and reactivity, and increasing self-understanding.