When we have a tooth ache, we see a dentist. If we have an injury, we see a the doctor. Why do we hesitate to seek help for the painful burdens that block us from that meaningful life we want? 


LifeTherapy.org started in 2014 in New York City as a way to provide accessible therapy to individuals unable to access mental health support. Since then, Dr Xi Liu, the Director of LifeTherapy.org has taken this service all around the world via online video conferencing. The purpose of creating Lifetherapy.org was to make high quality therapy available to more people by removing any labels or stigma regarding therapy. 

Dr Xi Liu has since successfully treated clients with ongoing sadness, work stress, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and other life challenges. Xi is a registered Clinical Psychologist in Australia. She is currently located in Barcelona, Spain. 


Dr Xi Liu 

Dr Xi Liu is a registered Clinical Psychologist in Australia. She has practiced in Sydney, New York City and is now located in Barcelona, Spain with her husband and son.

Xi's international and modern orientation makes her a great choice for foreign born, creative and Non Profit sector clients. She also works extensively with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and people of color.

Xi is also a certified Schema Therapist and supervisor. She completed her training at the New York/New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy with Schema Therapy founder Dr Jeffrey Young and narcissism expert Wendy Behary. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Complicated Grief Therapy.

Xi is also part of the referral network of therapists for international aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres or Doctors without Borders. She also hosts the Online Special Interest Group for the International Society for Schema Therapy. The group is focused on improving how therapy can be delivered in the virtual environment improving access and enhancing engagement.

> Read more about Dr Xi Liu background.


Life therapy

The purpose of Life Therapy is not to give you a diagnosis or pathologize your life issue. Rather, we recognize that having struggles is part of being human. You will learn to identify the pervasive life patterns that cause challenges, identify how they manifest into 'stuck points' in your life and learn skills to challenge, cope and prevent future occurrences. These challenges can be understood in the context of upbringing, life experiences, social circumstances, culture and society. 

The mission in creating Life Therapy was to reduce the stigma of seeking support for mental health. Therapy can be seen as a “gym for the mind” - and sessions ought to be accessible from a financial and cultural point of view.  These values are strongly reflected in Xi's authentic and genuine therapy approach. 

Dr Xi Liu is experienced in various treatment methods including schema therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, grief therapy, mindfulness therapy, personal development coaching, behavioral activation and assertiveness training. A tailored personal approach is used based on evidence based therapies. 

> Further details about therapy and services.


First step in getting unstuck

It is understandable if you are unsure about starting therapy. It is also common to feel unsure as to whether you need therapy. Or you might want to "check out" the therapist and see if there is a good connection. 

We can set up a free phone or online consultation so you can ask questions and talk through your concerns. 

Making Therapy affordable

Getting insurance coverage for treatment isn't possible for everyone. My fees allow people to receive the highest quality therapy for a reasonable rate.

> Please check out the fee details.     



"Saudades - the Portuguese word that has no English translation - a sense of the truest longing for a place or a time that no longer exists. 

In a recent session with Xi, I explored this feeling about closing a chapter in my life. The essence of that word surrounded me, along with the comforting sense of all people who have ever experienced it. 

Almost immediately, I felt safe in my decision to let go because I understood what it meant to be member of the collective human experience.

Xi has gently given me vital tools necessary to pass from a place of resistance, into a part of myself I never before knew I had access to. The experience has been life changing and life affirming".

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