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Dr. Tao Liu, M.S., M.A., & Ph.D

Dr. Liu is a bilingual clinician with over 6 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns. She has provided bilingual services in English and Mandarin in a number of settings, including a domestic violence shelter, a community mental health counseling center, and two university counseling centers. Dr. Liu works with a number of concerns, yet she feels especially rewarded in working with those struggling with trauma, interpersonal concerns, coping with life and cultural transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and identity development. She has facilitated interpersonal process groups and cultural adjustment groups.

In therapy, Dr. Liu creates a safe and supportive environment, and conducts therapy in the context of a genuine relationship with clients. She utilizes a variety of theories and techniques from psychodynamic therapy,  cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, existential therapy, and emotion focused therapy to help clients move on from the “stuckness.”

Dr. Liu received her first master’s degree in Child and Family Studies from The University of Tennessee, and her second master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is currently an assistant professor at Wheaton College teaching doctoral students in clinical psychology.

Dr. Liu provides service in the following areas:

Dr. Liu can be reached by phone at 630.718.0717, ext. 227 or email DrTao@fvinstitute.com.

我是一名拥有心理咨询博士学位,六年以上工作经历的双语咨询师。我的工作范围涉及与儿童,青少年, 以及成年人的各种心理问题。我曾经在多种工作环境提供中文和英文的心理咨询服务,包括家庭暴力援助中心,社区心理咨询中心,以及大学心理咨询中心。我的治疗范围很广,但在治疗心理创伤,抑郁症,焦虑症,低自尊心,重大的生活转折和文化适应,以及自我认知的发展这些问题时,更加能从来访者问题的改善中得到满足。在团体治疗方面,我也曾经协助领导过人际关系成长团体和文化适应团体。

在心理治疗中,我致力于创建一个安全和支持性的环境,并且和来访者建立真诚的合作关系。我相信,只有在这样的环境中,来访者才能勇敢地,开放地探索真实的自己。针对不同的心理不适,我使用多种心理咨询的理论和技巧,包括精神分析,认知行为治疗,接纳承诺疗法,存在主义疗法,以及情绪主导疗法来帮助来访者梳理情绪和走出情绪上的困境。

我本科毕业于兰州大学教育学院,第一个硕士学历完成于田纳西大学儿童与家庭研究专业,此后在波士顿学院完成了心理健康咨询的硕士,继之在印第安纳大学布鲁明顿主校区完成了咨询心理学的博士。作为一名助理教授,我现在执教于惠顿大学心理系,专于临床心理学的研究和博士生的教学。

我提供以下范围的咨询和治疗服务:

你可以通过电话630.718.0717, ext. 227 或者邮箱DrTao@fvinstitute.com联系我。