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. The purpose of creating Lifetherapy.org was to make high quality therapy available to more people by removing any labels or stigma regarding seeking therapy.
Dr Xi Liu has since successfully work with clients presenting with issues not limited to: anxiety, depression, grief, workplace stress, phobias, trauma, relationship issues and family conflict She also has extensive experience working with Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, as well as other forms of identity conflict that may occur in one’s life (e.g cultural, religious), and adjustment issues that arise within transitions across the various stages of life.
Xi is currently located in Sydney, Australia. She is available for face to face therapy in Sydney or via online therapy.
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 Sydney, Australia with her husband and son.
Xi is an Advanced certified Schema Therapist and trainer/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 passionate about working with adults and couples to improve their emotional well-being and satisfaction in the many facets of their lives. Xi is a warm, non-judgmental and empathetic therapist who works with her clients to establish a safe and collaborative therapy relationship. She believes that this is essential in helping clients identify difficulties and work on long-standing pervasive patterns. Xi views these kinds of struggles as part of the experience of being human. She endeavours to work from a strength-based solutions-focused approach and welcomes the opportunity to partner with clients in their journey.
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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.
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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.
"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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