Huaying Li

Huaying Li portraitTherapeutic Style: My therapeutic style is an integrative approach of acceptance and commitment therapy in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy.  I believe the stopping of struggling with inner thoughts and emotions will help people move forward in their lives. I assist students in expressing themselves and identifying their thoughts, emotions, values and committed behaviors in a safe and collaborative environment.

Professional Interests: My area of professional interest includes working with international students regarding their mental health, relationships, academic stress and sense of community concerns. I am also passionate about eating disorders, gender roles/gender equity, multicultural issues and career development.

Group and Liaison Roles: I have facilitated skills-based groups regarding social skills, self-efficacy, boundary-setting and dialectical behavior therapy. I have also facilitated groups to help students process their microaggression experiences.

Educational Background: I earned a master’s degree in school counseling from Purdue University. Currently, I am a fifth-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at Loyola University Chicago. My dissertation is to understand how the congruence of boundary management strategies between partners influences people’s work-family interfaces while working from home. 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers