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Joel Qiao 乔辉, LPC, MA, President of Bridge River Counseling

Areas of specialty: personality disorder, couples counseling

Aetna, Ambetter​, Anthem, BCBS, BHS, Cigna, ComPsych, Friday Health, Humana, Optum, Oscar Health, UHC, UMR​, sliding scale



Healed, Then To Heal

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.




          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。

Fun facts about me:

favorite color:  blue

favorite drink:  coke, frappe

favorite food:  crab

favorite store:  half priced books

love languages:  physical touch

hobbies:  reading, World of Warcraft, Hip-hop 

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