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Siming Xie, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Siming is a licensed clinical psychologist at Cook Counseling Center who grew up in Tianjin, China and is fluent in Mandarin. He holds a B.S. in Clinical Medicine from Jilin University, China, and an M.A. in Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University. His professional interests include anxiety, relationship concerns, grief and loss, and adjustment issues. As a former international student, Siming is particularly interested in working with underrepresented and international students. He currently serves as the liaison to Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) + Center and Cranwell International Center at Virginia Tech.

Siming’s primary orientation and clinical approach are shaped by ACT and DBT. He also incorporates multiculturalism in counseling such as introducing culturally adaptive coping strategies. Siming strives to provide a safe and affirming environment in which clients can be open about their private experiences. He enjoys facilitating clients to grow through exploring their identities, cultures, values, and strengths.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, working out, watching sports, trading, and fishing.