Tao Liu (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Accepting Clients

As a bilingual licensed psychologist with 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various setting.

Clinical Psychologist in Naperville, IL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

If you are struggling with the aftermath of trauma, or navigating a depressive episode, or feeling anxious about socializing with others, or coping with a major life change, or trying to figure where to land on your identity, you are at an important intersection of life. You may be at the edge of losing hope for change, but as Anais Nin put it, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

My Background and Approach

I use humanistic approaches in my work, including Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Existential Therapy. I also incorporate Psychodynamic theories, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in my conceptualization and technique selection. I consider myself a primarily humanist psychologist: I value understanding and recreating client’s subjective experience more than objective truth. In addition, I heavily use Emotion-Focused Therapy for guiding my conceptualization and techniques, including emotion reflection and evocation and empty chair and two chair techniques.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Psychological problems happens when one is uncared, violated, neglected, oppressed, controlled, minimized, or traumatized. One can speak proper thoughts, behave appropriately, but the feelings reflect the most authentic inner experience. I believe that the first step of healing happens when one’s struggles is met with understanding, validation, and empathy. Thus, I start treatment with actively listening clients’ life stories and explore themes of emotions. I also believe that healing and change can only happen when a person is truly understood, empathized, and accepted. Throughout therapy, I emphasize creating those experience with clients and maintain a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship as the foundations of therapy.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English, 中文 (普通话)
  • Rate: $130 - 230/session


630 283 8111 Email Tao
1555 Naperville Wheaton Rd, STE 209F
Naperville, IL 60561

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