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Anchin Liaw, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Self esteem
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About me

I have deep compassion for the ways individuals learn how to survive and engage in the world. We develop ways of relating to ourselves and the people around us through behaviors and patterns that have served us (or did serve us) in some way. However, when our ways of coping and experiencing ourselves in the world start to cause discomfort or dissatisfaction - or when we experience trauma or stressors - it’s important to have safe spaces to process healing and healthier ways of flourishing.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and I have been journeying with individuals through their stories for over 3 years, most recently as a trauma therapist at a substance use facility. My clinical experience has allowed me to work with those who have been dealing with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, self-value, substance use, and multicultural concerns. I also enjoy working with members of the LGBTQ+ community or those who are experiencing identity/sexuality questions.

As a holistic-minded and trauma-informed therapist, I strive to assist you in learning more about yourself and your patterns in order to begin experiencing greater peace and satisfaction in your life. Whether there are multiple areas that are causing tension or a single issue, you deserve to experience safety in processing through who you are, where you’ve come from, and where you want and need to go in your life.

My counseling style is always dependent on the client and what you need or feel most comfortable with, but my general approach is very empathetic, person-centered, and strengths-based. I practice out of a variety of evidence-based modalities that we can collaborate together on which would be a good fit for you. Every person is complex and unique in who you are and what you’ve experienced, and I believe first and foremost in creating a compassionate, nonjudgmental, and validating environment. Anything you have to say is important to you, and therefore it is extremely important to me. It would be an honor to get to work with you.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LPC 2018030579


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Anchin Liaw. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Anchin is extremely kind and patient, and I couldn’t thank her enough for the support and guidance that she has given me. I always look forward to our sessions knowing that it will be a caring, nonjudgemental and safe space to process and I’m so grateful to be working with her. I would absolutely recommend Anchin as a therapist.

Written on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Anchin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Miss Anchin is a nice lady, and she listens to me. She’s compassionate and is highly understanding.

Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Anchin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Anchin is a natural. For someone who is still young she has the maturity expertise and common sense approach I needed. She’s pretty much great to work with and has helped me a lot

Written on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Anchin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I've been to many therapists over the years and Anchin is one of my favorites. She really listens to what I say and what I need. I feel understood, cared for and guided in a clear, gentle way. I highly recommend her.

Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Anchin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and anger management

I'm truly appreciative for Anchin's invaluable insight, support, and expertise! It felt like I was speaking with a friend I've had for years and even followed up via e-mail to check in on me. Couldn't have asked for a better first experience or counselor with Better Help! I wholeheartedly recommend Anchin Liaw to anyone that may be looking to process things in your life and identify strategies to help mitigate current life challenges!

Written on Sep 02, 2021 after therapy with Anchin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Ms. Liaw has been a huge changing factor in my life. She is kind, professional, and extremely caring. The way that she operates with me and understands my situations is so refreshing something that I have never experienced before. My sessions with her have definitely made a difference in my life.

Written on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Anchin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd