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I work with culturally diverse adult populations, and my clinical areas of focus include anxiety, depression, difficulty with emotion regulation, trauma-related concerns including complex PTSD, multicultural issues, and relational concerns such as boundary issues, relational trauma, and patterns of unhealthy relationship with self and/or others. I also have a passion for working with international students, immigrants, and healthcare professionals.

I take an integrative, collaborative, and flexible approach to therapy. As a clinician, I incorporate contemporary psychodynamic thinking, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and attachment-based affect regulation theory. I believe it is important to address sociocultural factors relevant to individuals’ daily lives, such as acculturation, systemic racism, white supremacist culture, etc. I am passionate about creating a safe space where clients can cultivate curiosity about their internal experiences, understand their relational dynamics, and develop skills to regulate powerful emotions and change unhealthy patterns. I found it particularly rewarding to help clients come up with creative ways to address their concerns.

Before joining Friendly City Psychology, I have received training and worked in a variety of settings, including NeuroPsych Wellness Center, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, San Jose State University Counseling and Psychological Services, University of District of Columbia counseling center, George Washington University Center Clinic, and George Washington University Hospital psychiatric inpatient unit.

I am able to conduct therapy in Mandarin, and I am conversationally fluent in Japanese.



Phone: 540-425-3994

Payment Methods: I am in network with Aetna, Anthem/BCBS, CareFirst, and Cigna. I am in the process of becoming credentialed with Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare, as well as  Lyra EAP. I also accept self-pay clients.

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The George Washington University

License: Virginia License #0810007584

New York License #024556

PSYPACT Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) #9487

Kaiwen Liu, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

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