Lingguo Meng

Practicum Doctoral Trainee

Clinical/ Counseling Interests:

Behavioral Theory guides my approach to counseling. This means I believe that every behavior results from a learning process. Based on this premise, in counseling sessions, we will focus on the behaviors that you find problematic and make the changes you desire. My goal is to create a supportive environment where you can receive the right amount of challenges to help you grow. I'm interested in working with college students with an emphasis on students who identify as racial and/or sexual minorities. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, emotional expression, substance use, eating disorders, phobias, academic, and career concerns.

Multicultural Interests:

I have a special interest in multicultural orientation. This means I practice and advocate for cultural humility, cultural comfort, and cultural opportunities. I respect every client's unique aspects (gender, race, sexual identity, environmental, and historical contexts) and believe in building a counseling relationship with inclusivity and flexibility. Additionally, I utilize the unique perspective that comes from my identities as a member of the international student and Asian populations in counseling sessions. I am fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) and enjoy supporting clients with various cultural backgrounds.

Professional Affiliations:

American Psychological Association (APA) – Division 17, The Society of Counseling Psychology
American Psychological Association (APA) – Division 25, Behavior Analysis

Pronouns:

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