Licensed Resident in Counseling

Chia-Hua Lu


Charmaine Dockett, Licensed Professional Counselor

Supervisor: Mary Ellen Ruff, LPC, ATR-BC, ACS

We travel the road with you, hope for the hopeful and hopeless! We pair authentic listening with the power of hope.

Have you heard of how to master tightrope walking? Do you know tightrope walkers are never actually standing still but constantly making fine tweaks in how they stand, so they can adjust themselves to stay balanced on the tightrope? I am compassionate about being the support for people who desire to identify the little tweaks they can make to stay balanced on the tightrope. Registered as a board-certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), I believe that creativity and art making help to communicate, explore, and connect within one’s self and with their environment. In a world full of distractions, I have witnessed the power of storytelling as people process their past and ongoing experiences. I thrive to create a space that is safe and nonjudgmental for clients as they discover their genuine selves and create goals for being present with their loved ones while living in the moment.

I hold a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy and earned a master’s degree in art therapy from George Washington University. I have worked in behavioral health field for more than ten years. I specialize in helping individuals who have experienced trauma, including but not limited to interpersonal trauma, significant losses, and PTSD. I work with Adults, Couples, Families, Teens and Children.

For anyone interested in an endeavor to engage with these services, you are one appointment away from discovering hope and empowerment that is uniquely catered for your life’s journey!

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