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About The Counselor

Healed, Then To Heal

Joel Qiao 乔辉

Since 2011, I’ve been working as a professional who specializes in helping people cope with their issues in faith-based institutions. I walk alongside with my clients in a way where mercy meets wisdom. No matter whether they are emotional issues or relational issues, I will dedicate myself to listening to your challenges and struggles. I have been through valleys of suffering and pits of darkness in my own life, and all my experiences had made who I am now. I will not hesitate to empower my client by envisioning myself to BE each of them, so that they will know they are not alone anymore, as they now have a fellow traveler in life.

More than professionalism, I regard counseling sessions a journey towards maturity and self-revitalization. It is easy to be indulged in times full of sophistication and hypocrisy, while I dedicate myself to listen to, accompany, and understand my clients.

I master and conduct multiple therapy techniques that will cover most needs, but still, the best tool of my counseling are my ears and heart. You are always worthy of someone who listens to, cares about, and understands you, and that is more than what I do. That is what I am to be.

In 2016, I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. Now I am the owner of Bridge River Counseling PLLC, holding a LPC license. My professional specialties are: Personality Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Divorce Mental Intervention, Cross Generational Counseling. I also provide court ordered reunification therapy and co-parenting classes.

您好,我是一名有大陆背景的心理咨询师,目前在美国德州做个人执业,很荣幸能够被您预选成为您的咨询师。在中国,很多人认为寻求专业心理咨询师的帮助是一件令人感到难堪甚至羞耻的事情,这一想法遗憾的让很多急需帮助的人在他们人生的困难阶段止步,我对这一现象既痛惜又难过。我切切的理解,当您迈出这一步来到网站上,试探性的寻求帮助时怀有何等的心情,而我深感肩上责任之重,也感恩于能够见证您此刻的勇气与坚韧。我希望您知道,此时此刻您并不孤单,我愿意,也期待着,陪伴您共同度过生命中的低谷,也一起见证那之后的彩虹。

我的专业经历从2012年开始,那时我在北美的华人教会当中做一些牧养和探访的工作,接触到很多的年轻人。那段时间的服事让我意识到精神健康的重要性。之后我前往达拉斯神学院接受咨询硕士学位的专业培训。毕业后在德州最大的收容中心Dallas Life做了四年的实习咨询师,为无家可归人士,精神残障人士,退伍军人,单亲家庭等团体和个人提供多种专业咨询服务,包括情绪问题(焦虑抑郁),人格障碍,情感困境,家庭及婚外关系挑战。实习结束后我开始个人执业,创建了心桥心理咨询室,为华人社区的心理健康尽微薄之力。

我个人的咨询流派是存在主义,但也会根据来访者个人情况的差异来选择不同的theoretical integration。每一位来访都会获得我百分之一百的专注。

基于服务华人社区的理念,心桥心理咨询也竭诚为DFW地区(达拉斯,普兰诺,福和)华人提供双语心理咨询服务,愿每一个华人家庭都能够拥有健康的心灵和美好的关系。 愿心桥心理咨询的华人心理咨询师成为您心灵健康的卫士。

 
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About The Counselor

Wenrui Li 李文芮

I believe that counseling is a process to explore inner strength and nurture self. You will start and continue the healing process through finding yourself and accepting yourself. I believe that developmental trauma can influence one's life profoundly. You may find it is difficult to manage your emotions and relationships, and these issues may result from past traumatic learning. In fact, developmental trauma is reversible. In my trauma focused counseling, you will be able to learn practical ways to increase inner power and experience a life with quality.


I graduated from University of North Texas and I have been providing counseling since 2017. I used to work at a domestic violence nonprofit and a psychiatric hospital named University Behavioral Health. Most of people I worked with have experienced moderate to severe trauma, included but not limited to emotional abuse and neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and school bully. I dedicate myself in helping people to understand their traumatic experience and develop effective strategies to cope with flashbacks, body memories, dissociation, nightmares, toxic shame, inner critics, self-hatrass and other trauma related symptoms. 


I would provide a safe space for you to tolerate vulnerability and 

reconnect to yourself. I believe love and compassion can be created in a safe relationship and result in powerful inner strength. It's my honor to be in the healing process with you and I would love to meet where you are in the journey. 


I am currently under supervision by Kimberly Powell LPC-S. My current license is LPC Intern #81575. 


我是一位华人心理咨询师。我毕业于北德州大学的心理咨询专业,并于2017年开始咨询生涯,目前在德州达拉斯附近执业。我观察到很多中国人以及中国移民饱受家庭关系的困扰,无论是原生家庭还是成年后的亲密关系,很多人会说 “这就是生活”,然后默默忍受暴力关系所带来的伤害。这些观察让我倍感普及心理健康知识的迫切,以及专业治疗创伤的重要性。


我曾就业于一家反家暴非营利组织,也曾在一家精神科医院做创伤治疗师,这些工作让我接触了许多的创伤来访。很多人的抑郁和焦虑情绪背后,隐藏着童年或者成年后的未处理的创伤。我相信一段安全健康的治疗关系,会帮助你重建对自己和他人的信任,找到生活的掌控感,从不良情绪中解脱出来,并发现自己内心的爱和勇气。


我认为心理咨询是一个互相看见的过程。来访者在治疗关系中逐渐发现自己,理解并接纳自己,也因此得到了疗愈。对我来说,跟来访建立的治疗关系也会滋养我的内心。我会珍视每一次沟通和聆听的机会,希望我的咨询能构建一个真诚和安全的环境,让痛苦不再是窒息的,而内心的力量得以被发现。


我的执照为德州Licensed Professional Counseling Intern. 我的督导为 Kimberly Powell Ph.D, LPC-S

 
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Flora Lai /賴沅萱

I believe everyone has their own defined resiliency. Being resilient does not mean that people don’t experience stress, emotional upheaval, and suffering. My approach to counseling is focused on understanding a person holistically. I place a heavy emphasis on establishing a safe and collaborative relationship with all my clients; I provide each client with a safe, non-judgmental environment to express their issues and concerns. I hope to help people find their strengths and supporting them in their unique needs.


“Play is children’s language and toys are their words” -Garry Landreth. One of my focuses is working with children and their caregivers. I enjoy working with children and use their language to help them get insight and increase their sense of belonging. I also enjoy working with parents and facilitate parents to use play therapy skills to communicate with their kids.


I was born and raised in Taiwan. I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas. I have worked with a diversity of clients, including children, teenagers, and adults. I have also co-led the group for Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) Group in both English and Mandarin. I have facilitated international student self-support groups and co-led psychoeducation groups for the Chinese-speaking community.

Areas of Specialty: Children, Adults, Adolescents, International students, Play Therapy, Activity Therapy, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Trauma, Grief & Loss, Career counseling, Child-Parent Relationship, Emotional Disturbance

I am currently under supervision by Maribel Corona M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S. My current license is Licensed Professional Counselor Associate #86579. 


我来自台湾,在亚州教育环境下长大,在University of North Texas 取得心理咨询硕士学位,专长于个人心理咨询以及游戏治疗(专对孩童)。在我的成长过程中,向外界寻求援助尤其是心理层面,似乎不是值得称许的事,对别人说心里话好像就是暴露出自己的弱点,进而深埋心中不提只字词组,但想法会在心中发酵,久了便会忘记何为烦恼源头但是疑惑和不安的感受挥之不去。曾经站在相同的位置,我记得迈出第一步是何种难以言喻的心情,因此我诚挚的感谢来谈的您,咨询及人生都需要许多勇气和承诺。我相信勇气其实存在于每个人心中,表现的方式各有不同,也许您不用独自承担人生的难关,我愿意成为您的伙伴,在探索人生过程中陪您走一段。我希望我们一起合作,能找到适合您的温暖和勇气。

我有跟各个不同年龄访者工作的经历,专长与孩童及家长们工作,而游戏治疗(Play Therapy)就是给小朋友的心理咨商;玩,是儿童的天性,对文字语言表达还在发展的儿童来说,跟他们玩就是和他们沟通及建立关系,我愿意用他们的语言来进入他们的世界跟他们对话,我也心疼来我这里咨询孩子相关的、为孩子而烦恼的家长,我希望结合我的专业知识和家长们对孩子们的了解,制定出最适合每位小朋友的服务。我曾经在幼儿园工作,也在担任实习咨询师时提供儿童及青少年专业咨询服务,其中包括亲子关系团体,家长互助团体。个人咨询专长: 生涯/职涯议题,情绪管理与压力调适,原生家庭议题,人际关系议题,创伤与失落议题,跨文化议题。

我以一个看待全人的角度来和每位来访者合作,意即我不只关注于个人本体,我也考虑到环境文化背景对每个人的影响,我会为每一位来访者定制疗程计划,心理咨商绝对不只是安慰与闲谈,每一句说出的话语都是有意义的。我珍视每一次谈话,我愿意提供一个安全真诚的地方,让您诚实的感受自己的情绪,让我陪您梳理当下的感受,而在您离开时,待您离开之时,心中满是勇气与平静。

我的执照为德州Licensed Professional Counseling Associate #86579. 我的督导为Maribel Corona M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S