Will specializes in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives by reducing stress, improving relationships, and achieving professional goals. Will works with adults, adolescents, and couples in a warm and collaborative fashion, using personalized, research-supported methods to help clients identify and change unhealthy or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. He has helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, OCD, and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. Will’s lived experience as a first generation East Asian American helps him better understand clients from a range of diverse backgrounds.
Will has a great deal of experience dating back to his work as a research assistant in Marsha Linehan’s laboratory at the University of Washington. He received his graduate training at the Columbia University School of Social Work in the DBT Training Program and Lab, where he honed his ability integrating mindfulness and acceptance skills to help people decrease suffering and create space for making necessary changes. Prior to joining the NYCBT team, Will worked in a variety of hospitals and private practices across New York and New Jersey. Currently, Will also works in the Psychiatry Department at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and is a Guiding Coalition Change Leader in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to address racism and bias in the medical school and broader health system. Will was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and although he now lives in New York, he will always be a Pacific Northwesterner at heart. He enjoys watching basketball and football (go Seahawks!), live music, and escaping the city to go hiking.