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Core Faculty, Counseling Program
Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Texas at San Antonio
M.D. in Clinical Medicine, Dalian Medical University, China
M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, Mississippi College
I Treat
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Issues I Treat
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Grief & Loss
Women's Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Family of Origin Issues
Premarital Counseling
Couples Conflict
In-law Relationships
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
Life Stage Transitions
College (Transition to)
Empty Nest Issues
Midlife (Transitions in)
Emotion Regulation Issues
Borderline Personality Disorder
School Stress
Stress Management
Spirituality / Religion
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Work / Life Balance
Workplace Issues
Types of Therapy
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Couple Therapy
Family Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies
Premarital Counseling
Relational Cultural Therapy

Dr. Fangzhou Yu-Lewis is a bilingual clinician, counselor, educator, scholar and first-generation immigrant. She teaches Psychotherapy Theories, Multicultural Counseling and Career Counseling graduate courses in the Counseling Program. Dr. Yu-Lewis also serves as a clinical supervisor working with therapists-in-training at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She specializes in the areas of treating interracial/intercultural couples, grief and loss issues and life-stage transitions.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Dr. Yu-Lewis has been an American Counseling Association (ACA) member and a member of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) since 2007. She is former editorial assistant of two professional journals, The Family Journal and The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Dr. Yu-Lewis currently serves as the managing editor of The Family Journal.

Selected publications/presentations

Dr. Yu-Lewis was the editor of a special issue titled “Asian and Intercultural Influences”, published in The Family Journal in April, 2017. She authored the lead article of this special, “Counseling Intercultural Couples with Asian Ethnicity Origins.” Dr. Yu-Lewis has authored and co-authored several scholarly journal articles on cross-cultural counselor education and marriage and family counseling. Her most recent contribution was three entries on utilizing postmodern approaches in couples counseling which were included in the Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family Therapy.

New Professional Emerging Leader of International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) for 2019-2020
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement
Blue Cross Blue Shield