Julianne Lu (林璟妤)

I am a mom, a Love & Logic parenting skills instructor, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington (LH 60777033), with a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Seattle University, and double major Bachelor's in Clinical Psychology and  Ethnic Relations and Cultures. After 4 years as school counselor, I have gained valuable insight into helping families navigate communication with the school. In addition to having worked in a variety of agencies, as a member of Washington Association of Play Therapy and a member of American Mental Health Counselors Association, I value active learning and involvement in organizations to stay current in my profession.

All children and teens go through a special developmental stage of life similar to the struggle of tuning an instrument. The challenges in their lives can muddle their tunes, and sometimes force them to perform a note that their instrument is not designed for.  This can be a frustrating and confusing process for everybody.  I believe my calling is to understand the unique capabilities of your child’s “instrument,” and to facilitate the process of tuning the instrument so your child can play his/her own beautiful song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My practice emphasizes existential and humanistic approaches. Children are able to discuss and understand the sources of their stresses with me through a safe therapeutic relationship. In my therapy room, children are given the opportunity to re-identify themselves, and develop new coping and relaxation skills. I have come to appreciate that when children have a balanced relationship with themselves, they are able to gain the motivation and energy to concentrate and enjoy their academic, family and social life.

 

I utilize play therapy, sand tray therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to augment this philosophy, and depending on each child’s needs, he/she will receive a unique individual treatment plan.

      

Affiliations

  • Member – Washington State Association for Play Therapy

  • Member – American Mental Health Counselors Association 

  • Board Member – Washington State Association for Play Therapy, 2014-2017 

Education

  • Master of Arts in Psychology – Seattle University, WA

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Relations and Cultures-- National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Experience

  • Being with Grace Counseling – Psychotherapist, 2013- Present

  • Sammamish Montersorri School – School Counselor, 2013- 2017

  • Love and Logic Parenting Class – Facilitator

  • Speaker at University of Washington Summer Internship Program, Eastside Mother's Group, Taiwan Overseas Community affairs council

  • Sound Mental Health – Child and Family Therapist in training, 2011-2012

  • Nan Hua Elementary School, Taiwan – School Counselor in training, 2007  

  • Bali Psychiatric Center, Taiwan – Psychotherapist in training, 2007

  • Taipei City Psychiatric Center, Taiwan – Clinical Psychotherapist in training, 2006  

  • Hua Lien County Juvenile, Taiwan – Counselor in training, 2005 

Professional Training

  • The Abandonment of Creative Conflict-Feeling the Feelings of Abandonment, The Process of Forgiveness of Abandonment- Franco Scabbiolo, 2018

  • Expanding the Psychoanalytic Model of Change - Kenneth A. Frank, PhD, 2018

  • Hakoniwa Group Sandplay-expressing and releasing trauma symbolically in a facilitated group- Ellen Searle Lebel, LMFT, BC-DMT, CST-T, 2018 

  • Beyond the Basics of PTSD Treatment, Lori Daniels, Ph.D., LCSW, 2017  

  • Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents, Randi Jensen, MA, LMHC, CCDC, 2017

  • Working with Children Impacted by the Trauma of Domestic Violence, Jennifer Dieringer Krasnow, LICSW, CMHS, 2017

  • Integrating Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Play Therapy for Children and Teens,Becky Rudd PhD, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC, 2017

  • Good Bye Ed, Hello Me, Jenni Scharfer, http://www.jennischaefer.com/, 2016

  • Getting to Know You: Therapeutic Strategies to Assist Patients in Approaching, Caring For, and Accepting Their Bodies. Natalie Goodwin, PhD, 2016

  • Working with Traumatized Children & Adolescents, Kimberly Henderson, MA, MFT, LMHC, 2016

  • Serious Play: Using Play Therapy to Address Depression, Anxiety, Self-harm and Suicidal ideation, Holly Willard LCSW, RPT-S, 2016

  • Navigating Ethical Issues in Child, Play and Family Therapy, Becky Rudd PhD, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC, 2016

  • Integrative Play Therapy for Treatment of Abuse & Trauma, Sueann Kenney-Noziska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S, 2016

  • Working with Parents in Play Therapy, Krissy Perry, M.Ed., LMHC, RPT, 2016

  • Creative Play Therapy Techniques for Children & Families, Liana Lowenstein, MSW, 2015

  • Treating Truma and Traumatic Grief Through Play Therapy: Application in a Clinical Setting, Cary, McAdams Hamilton, MA, LMFT, RPT-S, 2015

  • Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk, Mark R. Hoagland, MA, LMHC, 2015

  • Sandplay: Therapy inside the box, Becky Rudd, Phd, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, 2015 

  • Healing Attachment Wounds in Sandplay with Children and their Families, Leslie Johannes, MEd, LMFT, CST, 2014   

  • A Guide to Play Therapy and the Modern Family, Clair Mellenthis, LCSW, RPT-S, Holly Willard, LCSW, 2014

  • Love and Logic- Parenting the Love and Logic way Instructor Training, 2014

  • Creative Interventions Training for Adolescents, Scott Riviere MS, LPC, RPT-S, 2013

  • Play Therapy: A Window into a Child’s World, Rosie Newman, MA, LMHC, 2013

  • Transforming the Difficult Child, Dorian Nieburgs, MA, LMHC, 2011

  • Earlier intervention, Prevention and the Managing of Aggressive Behaviors, Jennifer Brown, 2011

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, 2011

  • Family Therapy, Seattle University, WA, 2010

  • Art Therapy, Taiwan National Taichung University of Education, 2008

  • Hypnotherapy, Taiwan National Dong Hwa University, 2007

  • Sand Tray Therapy, Taiwan National Dong Hwa University, 2006

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Taiwan National Dong Hwa University, 2006

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