Having received a Bachelor's degree in Applied Psychology from China, Dr. Luo traveled overseas and earned her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Mississippi. After working as a Mental Health Clinician for a year at Gulf Coast Mental Health Center in Mississippi, she moved to Texas and in 2019 obtained her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
As a foreign-born counselor, she enjoys working with people from diverse backgrounds. During her clinical training, Dr. Luo had the honor of working with persons identified as members of various groups and backgrounds, including ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. She has also had the opportunity to serve individuals of all age groups who sought help with issues including, but not limited to, depression and anxiety, different types of traumas, grief and loss, parenting skills, stress management, and life stage adjustment. In addition to traditional individual counseling, Dr. Luo has also facilitated counseling sessions for groups, couples, and parents and their children. As a native of mainland China, she is able to provide counseling in Mandarin.
In order to meet every individual where they are, Dr. Luo practices different counseling techniques with an emphasis on the impact of one's culture and family upbringing. She utilizes approaches including Child-Centered Play Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Wellness approach, and others. She believes that every person who has reached out to see a counselor has demonstrated tremendous courage and a significant level of commitment in changing their current situation. Dr. Luo values human connection, and thinks that it is such a great honor to hear personal stories from her clients. Her biggest motivation for being a counselor is the opportunity to admire the resilience and witness the growth of her clients.
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end. -John Lenon.