Peihsuan (Patty) Liu earned her PhD and Master’s degree from Penn State University and has moved to Seattle in 2019 to become a faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Pennsylvania and a National Certified Counselor. She was trained in EMDR and Internal Family System Therapy and has extensive counseling experiences in working with children, adolescents, college students, adults, and families from a variety of settings, including school, domestic violence shelter, college counseling center, and community mental health agency. Patty also has extensive experience providing clinical supervision to counselor-trainees and enjoys helping counselor-trainees grow both personally and professionally. Her research interests include trauma counseling, domestic violence, child maltreatment, and trauma-informed care. She is passionate about working with clients who are trauma survivors and training future counselors who are multiculturally competent and trauma-informed.
In addition to the work in the United States, Patty has been providing workshops and training to parents, school teachers, and administrators, and mental health professionals to promote trauma-informed care in Taiwan, the country she was born and grew up in. In addition to her roles as a faculty member and counselor, she is also an author and a blogger. Patty has been writing blog articles in Mandarin/Chinese to provide psychoeducation and promote social justice to the general population for many years and has published two books in Taiwan to raise awareness of childhood trauma, trauma-informed care, and emotion education. She believes in the importance of social justice and advocacy in the counseling profession and is very excited about being a part of Antioch University Seattle that values promoting diversity and social justice.