Shirley Yuanrui Li, LICSW

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Professional/Clinical Interests:

  • Acculturation process
  • International student
  • Racial identity development
  • Anxiety, depression, and OCD
  • Trauma
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • EMDR (short-term)

What clients may notice about my therapeutic style:

Having training backgrounds in psychodynamic theory, cognitive theory, relational theory, and EMDR, I utilize and provide a variety of treatment tools to better serve my client and encourage growth. To me, transparency, therapeutic relationship, and client empowerment are the most important aspects of clinical work. As a former international student at Mount Holyoke, I have some familiarity of life on campus; though my own experiences might be different, I try to utilize my knowledge to better understand and help my clients. I hope my work helps my clients to discover and/or build their own ability to face life.

When I’m not at work...

I would most likely be found lying around doing nothing, maybe with a cup of tea. But I also enjoy playing video games, spending time with friends, having good food, reading a good book, singing, going for a run/workout, playing with new gadgets, etc. I also love exploring new things, so I’m sure there are more to be added to this list.