Meet Alice Zhao, LGPC—Now accepting new clients!

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Hi there! I am Alice (XiaoRan) Zhao, a multinational counselor who understands how stressful it can be to adapt to new environments or new life phases.  Are you going through a specific change in life? I have experience working with adolescents and adults who struggle with acculturation, cultural biases, and adapting to new phases in life.

If you are an immigrant, an international student, or an international worker, the stress, anxiety, and fear associated with adapting to a new environment can trigger feelings of disconnection and loneliness. I’m here to support you and to help you work through these challenges, so you don’t have to do it alone. I use cultural theories and assessments to help you better understand your own culture and the one you are adapting to. In my work with clients, I strive to help them better understand themselves, truly accept who they are, and adapt to the world around them.

In my office, you’ll have a warm and safe space for you to be who you are. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help you explore irrational beliefs, uncomfortable feelings, and undesired behaviors, we’ll work together to address underlying factors that contribute to your depression, anxiety, or substance use. We’ll utilize solution focused techniques to resolve situations that have become obstacles in your life. Together, we’ll create goals to help you navigate transitions and make positive changes in life.

“Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.”
— Dennis Kimbor

Specialties:

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  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • IDENTITY CRISES

  • Life Transitions

  • NEGATIVE THINKING

  • LONELINESS &

    DISCONNECTION

  • CULTURAL ADJUSTMENTS

  • DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE

  • RELATIONAL STRESSORS

  • college students & International students/workers

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Availability:

Sundays: 10:00 - 5:00 PM 

Fridays: 2:00 - 8:00 PM


Fees:

INTAKE $140

INDIVIDUAL SESSION $120

Evening/Weekend Sessions +$15

Payment & Insurance Information:

Alice is currently an out of network provider. She can give you a superbill to provide to your insurance company.

Cash, Check & Major Credit
cards are all accepted.


In my free time, I enjoy adventurous outdoor activities. I love hiking, outdoor running and playing soccer. I love connecting with nature, the sun and water from Mother Nature. I believe in Taoism in that humans and nature connect and work together as a whole 


My Educational Background:

I studied at the University of Delaware for my bachelor's degree in psychology and then attended Johns Hopkins University for my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While studying at Johns Hopkins University, I spent my time working in the substance abuse field. I am an Alcohol and Drug Trainee (ADT), who can provide counseling for substance use. I have experience working with methadone, and I understand the value of medication assisted treatment.

Contact Me:

I am currently accepting new clients. If you are interested in working with me please call 410-205-5123 and ask to schedule an appointment with Alice. Otherwise, you can request an appointment with me by sending an e-mail to melissa@lifespringcounseling.net.

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Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
— Dalai Lama XIV

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