Staff Psychologist

Anxiety Center


Dr. Liu works with adults in the Anxiety Center.

Dr. Liu is a licensed clinical psychologist who has extensive experience providing evidence-based interventions for adults with internalizing problems, including anxiety, mood-related disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She also has specialty experience providing individual and group therapy through telemental health, including for skin-picking, hoarding, and health-related anxieties.

Dr. Liu completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Grinnell College in Iowa. After college, she worked as a research assistant at the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System, examining neural correlates of emotion regulation in recent returning Veterans with trauma exposure. She received her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University and Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago in Clinical Psychology. Her graduate clinical training includes practica at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital outside Chicago, Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Rush University Medical Center. She has extensive experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), exposure therapies for anxiety disorders, as well as motivational interviewing (MI) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Dr. Liu completed her clinical psychology internship at VA Puget Sound, Seattle and her post-doctoral fellowship at University of Washington Medical Center. During her internship, she received specialty training in telemental health, providing evidence-based individual and group therapy for depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, skin-picking, and hoarding disorder. She also provided consultation and training in telemental health to other providers in local and national settings. Throughout her internship and fellowship, she received advanced specialty training in neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology and is experienced in working with individuals with cognitive difficulties and chronic health concerns.

Dr. Liu is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington. Dr. Liu is also a member of PSYPACT with authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology (APIT). She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA).


Liu, H., Sarapas, C., & Shankman, S.A. (2016). Anticipatory reward deficits in melancholia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 631-640.

Liu, H., Lieberman, L., Stevens, E., Auerbach, R. P., & Shankman, S. A. (2017). Using a cultural and RDoc framework to conceptualize anxiety in Asian Americans. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 48, 63-69.

Liu, H., Lieberman, L., & Shankman, S. A. (2017). Ethical considerations in the use of psychophysiological methods to identify biological markers for internalizing disorders. Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, 10, 1-12.

Correa, K. A., Liu, H., & Shankman, S. A. (2019). The role of intolerance of uncertainty in current and remitted internalizing and externalizing psychopathology. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 62, 68-76.

Lieberman, L., Funkhouser, C. J., Gorka, S. M. Liu, H., Berenz, E. C., Phan, K. L., & Shankman, S. A. (2020). The relation between posttraumatic stress symptom severity and startle potentiation to predictable and unpredictable threat. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.

Davis, T., & Liu, H. (2020, February). Telemental Health: Evidence-based treatment and legal, ethical and billing issues. In L. Del Piero (Chair), Telemental Health and Technology in Rehabilitation Psychology Pre-Conference. Symposium presented at the 22nd annual Rehabilitation Psychology conference, San Diego, CA.