Dr Xi Liu works from a strength-based solutions-focused approach; clients are an expert to their lives and the therapist is an understanding and patient coach. The therapeutic relationship should be set in a foundation of trust and mutual respect.
Training and background
Dr Xi Liu completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She is also a registered Advanced Schema Therapist and supervisor. She undertook training with founder Dr Jeffery Young and narcissism expert Wendy Behary at the New York/New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. Xi have also presented symposiums at the International Society for Schema Therapy Conference in Amsterdam and Rome on adapting Schema Therapy for Online Treatment. She has a special interest in Online Treatment and hosts the monthly Schema Online Special Interest Group. The group is focused on improving how therapy can be delivered in the virtual environment to improve access and engagement.
As part of her Doctorate degree, she was the lead researcher for a clinical trial to develop a behavioral change focused treatment for mixed depression and anxiety.
In addition, Xi has completed additional training in a number of world renowned institutions. Xi studied under the supervision of world renowned anxiety specialist Professor Ron Rapee. Xi's research has been published in high impact journals and presented at international conferences including the World Congress in Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (Boston, USA). She also trained at the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.
In addition to her clinical psychology background, Xi is also received a Master Degree in Organizational Psychologist.
Dr Xi Liu has worked extensively in private practice, in-patient hospital unit, community mental health settings, non profit organizations and corporate firms. She also delivers talks on anxiety disorders and mindfulness to raise public awareness.
Xi is also part of the referral network of therapists for international aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres or Doctors without Borders.
She has worked as a career counselor and served as a consultant to non-profit organizations, government agencies and large corporate firms. She combines her clinical and organizational training to work seamlessly with clients to improve their well-being and move towards "whole of life" improvement.
While living in New York, Xi has run Mindfulness groups for homeless youth in the Lower East Side. She also engaged with community building projects in her neighborhood. She currently resides in Barcelona with her husband and son.
Xi has also lived and worked across cultural groups in Australia, Europe, Asia, Pacific and North America. Xi’s international and modern orientation makes her a good professional choice for foreign born, creative and Non Profit sector clients. She also has extensive experience working with LGBTQ individuals and people of color.