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.
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