Guanyu is a cis-gender, heterosexual, Chinese female therapist in her late 20s. Being born and raised in Beijing, China and being an international student in the U.S. for the last 10 years, Guanyu's cross-cultural experiences fostered her professional goal as to strive in providing individualized and culturally sensitive treatment to clients. She believes in the transformative power of a collaborative and reflective therapist-client relationship, where clients are met wherever they are. She values the mind-body-spiritual connection and the importance of fostering awareness in facilitating healing and growth.
Guanyu's approach to therapy is person-centered, relational, trauma-informed, and strength-based.
She has received extensive training in Ackerman relational approach, Relational Psychodynamic, Internal Family System (IFS), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and often incorporates mindfulness and art-therapy techniques into her work.
Guanyu specializes in working with individuals who struggle with emotional disorders, couples who want to improve their relationships, and young adults who are navigating the challenges of early adulthood. She also has a particular interest in working with immigrant families, where her cross-cultural experiences and sensitivity can be invaluable.
In the state of New York, Guanyu is licensed as mental health counselor (LMHC) with three years professional experience. She practices under the supervision of Rachael Cavegn, M.A., LMFT. while pursuing her LMFT license in Minnesota and her Ph.D. in Family Social Science (Couple and Family Therapy track) at the University of Minnesota.