Lu was born in a small village in the central part of China. After she finished her undergraduate degree in English Education and her first master’s degree in English Literature from China, she decided to switch her career path to counseling because she saw how important mental health is for students to succeed in the classroom. Lu later received her second master’s degree in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University.

Lu served as a licensed school counselor for 8 years in Shanghai, China, providing counseling services to international school students. This experience allowed her the opportunity to work with adolescents and their families from all over the world, providing her with unique multicultural counseling experiences. She also volunteered for Lifeline China, the only English-speaking crisis helpline. She has experience working with children and adolescents with depression, anxiety, PTSD, interpersonal relationships, cross-cultural issues, and LGBTQ+ identities. She specializes in evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She is a strong believer of the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and offers a warm and non-judgmental space that is safe for clients exploring difficult experiences. Lu is fluent in English and Chinese. She loves cooking, spending quality time with family and friends and studying different languages. She is currently studying Japanese.