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。


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

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, play with my cat