Tao Liu

Post-Doc Fellow

Dr. Liu is a bilingual clinician with over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns. She has provided bilingual services in English and Mandarin in a variety of settings, including domestic violence shelters, community mental health counseling centers, university counseling centers, and group practice. Dr. Liu works with a number of concerns, and she feels especially rewarded in working with those struggling with the aftermath trauma, interpersonal concerns, coping with life and cultural transitions, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and racial and cultural identity development. She has facilitated interpersonal process groups and cultural adjustment groups.

In therapy, Dr. Liu creates a safe and supportive environment and conducts therapy in the context of a genuine relationship with clients. She utilizes a variety of theories and techniques from psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, existential therapy, and emotion-focused therapy to help clients move on from the “stuckness”.

Dr. Liu received her first master’s degree in Child and Family Studies from The University of Tennessee, and her second master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Boston College. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington. She is currently an assistant professor at Wheaton College teaching doctoral students in clinical psychology.

Dr. Liu provides service in the following areas: Academic Concerns, Anxiety, Body Image, Bullying, Childhood Abuse, Cross-Cultural Adjustment, Depression and Other Mood Disorders, Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence, Family Relationships, Grief & Loss, Identity Development, Interpersonal Concerns, Living a Balanced Life, Parenting Concerns, Perfectionism, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault, Adjustment to significant Life Changes, Social Skills Enhancement, Spiritual/Faith Issues, Stress Management, Women’s issues.