My experience and interests working with clients include anxiety, self-doubt, procrastination, negative intrusive thoughts, life transitions and various types of relationship difficulties. Having lived in Hong Kong and England, I am bilingual, and especially sensitive to cultural issues. Further, I trained in some of the most challenging environments in NYC, including Bellevue Hospital Ctr. Additionally, I am involved in research activities and have papers published in J of Clinical Psychology, APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women. My research commitment is to advocate against and dispelling mental health stigma.

My approach to psychotherapy is three-fold. First, I personalize therapy based on my client’s needs. Second, I draw from various evidenced-based theories ranging from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT) and mindfulness modalities, to name a few. Thirdly, I value flexibility, and authentic feedback from clients.

From my experience working with clients for over 10 years, I have come to view psychotherapy as a respectful and collaborative journey in which I can share my expertise to help them navigate life’s roadblocks. I am humbled that together we will decide which signposts to follow so that they can lead more fulfilling and joyful lives.

Vanessa A. Li

MA, PHD
Director of Clinical Services
Licensed Clinical Psychologist