Anni Xu, New York University

Anni was born and raised in Shanghai, China. She moved to the United States at age 12 and lived in over five cities in the US. Anni earned an undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy at Pepperdine University and is now pursuing a Master’s in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at New York University.

Anni works at non-profits to support individuals with concerns about eating habits and body image. She has also worked collaboratively in a clinical setting to assist adults experiencing symptoms of psychosis.

Anni’s approach is relational and person-centered, drawing from psychodynamic, relational-cultural, mindfulness-based, and strength-based methods to help clients find contentment and delight in their lives. Anni understands how trauma and stress can impact body sensation, emotion, and behavior. She hopes to create a safe, supportive space for clients to engage in reflection, connect, and gain insight into their experiences. Anni believes that having meaningful and caring relationships is important for human beings. Her goal is to help clients form meaningful, growth-oriented connections with themselves, others, and the world.

As part of the international student and Asian-American communities, Anni also supports transgender and non-binary individuals. Anni likes to read, watch anime, draw, and journal in her spare time. Her self-care includes spending time with her cat and visiting restaurants, museums, and art galleries with friends. NYC’s diversity, vibrance, and energy cater to her endless curiosity and passion for exploration and learning new things.

Client Focus Area


Boundary Setting,

Break Ups,






Disordered/Eating Disorders,

Family Conflict,

Imposter Syndrome,


Life Transitions,

Non Binary,


Racial Identity,

Self Esteem,





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