Brenda Xu

Counselor, MA, LMHCA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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Brenda Xu

Counselor, MA, LMHCA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

A Light In The Dark Counseling PLLC
Seattle, WA 98107
Offers online therapy

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Kent, WA 98032
Announcement icon Counseling for trauma, stress, and anxiety in Washington. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with me at lightinthedarkcounseling.com

About

In the course of our daily lives, we may spend so much time thinking about the past or the future, that we forget to truly live in the present moment. We may also be unconsciously giving power to past hurt and trauma by suppressing painful emotions that come up. It is only when we feel safe in the present that we can revisit the past and recognize our experiences as sources of immense growth and resilience. It is my goal to provide you with a space where you feel comfortable to access difficult feelings, and know that you are not alone in your journey towards peace and self-understanding.
My personal and educational experiences as an Asian-American woman of first-generation immigrant parents have shaped my values as a trauma-informed and social justice-oriented clinician. I have a gentle approach that encourages empowerment and self-compassion, and we can move at a pace that is comfortable for you.
I offer a free 15-minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit. Let's see if our connection feels natural and take it from there.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $155 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Private Pay
  • Out of Network
My clients pay for sessions out of pocket or use their out-of-network benefits.
Email me or call with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: Washington / MC61337713
  • School: Adams State University / Master of Arts - Clinical
Learn more about me and my practice and schedule a free consultation here: www.lightinthedarkcounseling.com

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of California, San Diego / Bachelor of Arts - Political Science

Endorsements

Counselor, LMHCA, MACP, JD
"Brenda's skilled and thoughtful presence is a gift to her clients."

Counselor, MA, LMHCA
"Brenda is a kind, empathetic, and wise colleague who I am privileged to know. I value her insight and her accepting spirit helps me to understand myself and my clients better. Brenda is a colleague I am happy to endorse and recommend."

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC
"Brenda is a skilled and kind clinician. She cares deeply about her clients and their personal growth."

Location

A Light In The Dark Counseling PLLC
Seattle, WA 98107
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Kent, WA 98032
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism and Burnout
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • The Creative Process
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Pacific Islander
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Anti-oppression
  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Feminist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023
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Brenda Xu

Counselor, MA, LMHCA