Lu specializes in helping kids and families resolve issues associated with abuse, neglect and other trauma including disasters, accidents, acts of violence and others. Originally from a small town in Texas, Lu dreamed of living in the mountains and raising her children among the safe, beautiful, and healthy lifestyle that Colorado has to offer. As a single mother, Lu worked through college as a teaching and research assistant as well as a board operator at a local television station.
Through hard work, determination, and perseverance, she excelled in studies of art and clinical psychology. In 1998, Lu earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, and in 2000, she earned a Master’s degree in Clinical / Counseling Psychology both from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. After working five years at the local and regional mental health center, Lu was well prepared in a variety of clinical work including assessment, therapeutic intervention, skills training, supervision, treatment teams, and crisis interventions. Lu worked intensively with chronically mentally ill children and adults.
In 2005, Lu moved to Colorado to establish her home and private practice. She fully believes that the reason she is so effective and good at what she does is that she has personally experienced a great deal of life experience that many of her families struggle with and that she enjoys the work she does so much. Clients enjoy Lu’s personal, genuine, relaxed style. She uses humor and sensitivity to help children engage in the therapeutic process. Kids look forward to visits.