Tianyi Xie, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist, Social Media Coordinator

As the Social Media Coordinator, I’m responsible for planning, creating, coordinating, and evaluating outreach on UCS social media platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and UI event calendar. In this role, I hope to utilize social media to promote and market UCS services, provide psychoeducation about mental health, increase visibility of UCS on campus, and encourage help seeking. I also strive to build and sustain virtual relationship with campus partners and student organizations through collaborative marketing and outreach, and outreach communities that have experienced historical and/or ongoing oppressions.

Education

2020 – Utah State University, Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology Combined Program).

Clinical/counseling interests

As a therapist, I primarily take an integrative approach to therapy that is focused on meeting clients’ individual needs in a culturally congruent way. I work from a broad Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework that incorporates the Humanistic approach and attachment-based theories with a multicultural and feministic lens. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process in which the therapist and clients work together to build a safe and trusting space for clients to experiment ways to disentangle from distressing internal experiences and live a fuller life. My clinical interests include adjustment concerns, immigration and acculturation, eating disorders and body image distress, anxiety and compulsive disorders, depression, identity exploration, and relational stress.

Multicultural interests

As an international staff and woman of color, I have special interests in working with international students, students with immigration background, and BIPOC students. I also have experience and interests in working with first generation college students, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, and students with various body sizes. I can provide services in both English and Mandarin-Chinese.

Scholarly and outreach interests

My scholarly work has been focused on bicultural identity development, racial microaggression, and bystander interactions. I enjoy outreaching to communities that experience historical and ongoing oppressions, and I’m especially interested in topics around eating disorders and body image, microaggression and bystander intervention, cultural adjustment and identity development, and academic skills.

Professional affiliations

I am a member of the American Psychological Association.