Hello, I am Dr. Xu, a licensed clinical psychologist, the founder and director of our clinic: Mind & Body Garden Psychology. Thank you very much for visiting the website of our clinic, and hopefully you find some contents here useful for you.
I am a sleep specialist trained in Stanford Sleep Medicine Department, gained the Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (DBSM) certified by The Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. I am serving as a committee member in Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
I always see the role of a psychologist as a gardener. When people come to us seeking support, they may have too many branches of mental blocks and bushes of stress in their lives. What we can do is to help people be more aware of the branches and bushes that impact their quality of life, and then assist them to trim these parts, cope with stress, and live a healthier and happier life.
I grew up in China and speak both Mandarin and English. I strongly advocate evidence-based treatment to develop a more positive attitude, and to build a life that is happier, more balanced, and more meaningful. Many of my clients have a hard time dealing with stress or transitions in life. Others may use some help with improving communication and relationship. They all have a common desire to take active steps to make meaningful and lasting changes.
MY APPROACHES TO THERAPY
I have been trained in various evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Compassionate Approaches. I believe that therapy requires a teamwork and I love to work with my clients collaboratively and tailor treatment to meet their needs. I always try my best to provide a warm and safe environment for my clients so they have a private space to share their thoughts and feelings freely. I often invite my clients to explore their own strength with me together and practice effective coping skills. The most important aspects of my approach is: It works! I think that is the beauty of applying evidence-based therapy into practice.
MY APPROACHES TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING
I believe that everyone is unique, and we all have our own potentials and needs. I want to use psychological testing such as neuropsychological testing as a tool, to help us understand ourselves better, explore our potentials, and seek appropriate help as needed.
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