Flora Lai 賴沅萱, LPC, MS, NCC, LMHC
Serving clients located in Texas and Washington
Areas of specialty: children and adolescents, adults, international students, play therapy, activity therapy, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, grief & loss, career counseling, child-parent relationship, emotional disturbance, EMDR
Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Cigna, Optum, Oscar Health, UHC, UMR, sliding scale
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.
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。
Fun Facts About Me:
favorite color: blue, black
favorite drink: root beer, sweet tea, black tea
favorite food: Brownie, chocolate, Asian food!
favorite store: Thrift store, handmade crafts store
love languages: quality time, acts of service
hobbies: watching movies, playing with my cat