Dr. Lei received her Bachelor’s degree in social work and her Master’s degree in counseling psychology from the Beijing Institute of Technology, China. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed her psychology internship as well as her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Delaware’s Center for Counseling and Student Development. Besides working at community mental health centers and non-profit organizations, she has eight years of experience at college counseling centers, three years in China and five years in the United States. She is fluent in both Mandarin and English.
Her professional areas of interests are depression and anxiety, relationship issues, identity development, grief/loss, dream work, attachment/family of origin, adoption, disordered eating/body image dissatisfaction, multicultural/diversity issues, as well as international students concerns. She is actively involved in programming efforts for disenfranchised groups due to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and disability status. In addition, she develops educational workshops in both English and Mandarin on various topics addressing the specific needs of international students.