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Yue Lyu Bio


Hi! Thanks for coming to the Counseling Center and checking out my bio!

My name is Yue Lyu, and I’m a doctoral intern in the counseling center. Growing up in China, I came to the U.S. for my graduate studies. I first went to the University of Minnesota for my masters’ degree and then went to North Dakota to pursue my doctoral degree in counseling psychology. After spending a few years in freezing and dry weather, I’m very grateful about living back in a place with humid air and sufficient sunshine.

Through this cross-cultural journey, I understand how hard it could be when you try to navigate through a different environment. And this journey also shaped how I approach therapy. As a clinician, I approach therapy with a sense of curiosity and cultural humbleness. Generally, I work to create a genuine connection with clients and hold a safe space for them to share their deep thoughts and feelings. After building up the rapport, I help clients explore their inner wisdom and resources that would be helpful for their current problems and build up the toolbox that fits best for them. Besides that, I also help the clients explore the impact of power, privilege, and oppression on their problems, and empower them to connect with their authentic selves, as well as build up more authentic connections in their life.

My theoretical orientation includes a person-centered approach and relational cultural therapy, with techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative therapy.

Clinical Interests: Multicultural/diversity issues, anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, family of origin concerns, relationship issues, identity development, stress management

Languages: Fluent in Mandarin and English

Affiliations: American Psychological Association [Division 17, Society of Counseling Psychology]; International Positive Psychology Association