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Meet the Staff

Student Counseling Service (SCS) is staffed by clinicians licensed by the state of Illinois or supervised in the process of obtaining licensure. The clinicians that you will see are not involved in other capacities with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) (i.e. professors or students).

George Lee Xiong, LPC

Name and Credentials: George Lee Xiong, LPC

Department and Area of Practice: Rosalind Franklin University Health Clinics- Student Counseling Service (SCS)

Areas of Interest or Specialization: University or college counseling; treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders; implementation of DBT, CBT, EFT, ACT, Relational-Cultural Theory, and The RESPECT Model; ADHD-CCSP; executive functioning skills training; communication and relationship concerns; and group processing

Philosophy of Care: As a clinician, I strive to create safe environments and strong bonds between myself and students, that allow an individual to be fully present in the work they are doing both in and outside of appointment. As a fellow human, I am aware of the natural inclination we all share in our struggle to avoid, control, or erase our uncomfortable and undesired thoughts and feelings, which ultimately leads to simply prolonging our suffering. As a person of color, I am aware of the challenges that exist around navigating the intersectionality that exists in BIPOC spaces and social expectations, and desire to provide safe spaces to process through BIPOC struggles, as well as raise awareness around racial identity formation and its impact on an individual’s experience. I believe in a holistic approach to caring for our mental health and will encourage students to consider approaches towards holistic wellness including awareness and intentionality around their physical, social, and spiritual health.

I meet each of my students with a high sense of respect and dignity, and desire to partner with each individual to pursue their goals in becoming their optimum selves and maintaining health. We will work together to recognize the areas of desired growth, develop a foundation of helpful skills and insight, and increase confidence around intentional living based on personal core values.

Licensure and Certification/s: Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois (active status); ADHD-CCSP

Education (Undergraduate and Graduate): Bachelor’s Degree-Majors in Youth and Family Studies from University of Northwestern St. Paul; Master’s Degree-Majors in Mental Health Counseling and Theological Studies from Trinity International University

Clinical Training: Youth and Family Services Northbrook/Glenview; Trinity International University Counseling Center; Private Practices of Hopeful Therapy Group LLC