Muzi Nina Li, MS (she/her)
Nina is a 4th-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Purdue University. Her research focuses on health disparities. Nina obtained dual bachelor's degrees (B.A. in literary translation & B.S. in clinical psychology) from Southern Medical University in China and a master’s degree in Prevention Science from the University of Oregon. Previously, Nina was an intern clinician, and then a community mental health researcher at Guangzhou Mental Health Center.
Nina has worked with clients from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, both domestically and internationally. Her clinical interests include a wide range of topics, such as relational issues, family dynamics, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment issues, ADHD, academic stress, perfectionism, sexual and gender identity development, grief and loss, and trauma. Nina can provide therapy in Mandarin Chinese.
Nina believes that a safe, warm, and supportive therapeutic space is essential for facilitating change. She is committed to creating a feminist and humanistic therapeutic atmosphere where clients feel empowered and comfortable to express themselves freely. In her work, she aims to help clients identify structural barriers and externalize problems while highlighting their strengths and resilience through a systemic lens. She reinforces these strengths through a narrative re-authoring approach and often integrates cognitive-behavioral interventions to facilitate change.
Outside of work, Nina enjoys making tea, coffee, and drinks, exploring scents/aromatherapy, and playing badminton and board games with friends.
As one of MMH's practicum students, Nina offers reduced-cost services or can bill Purdue UHCSR under the direct supervision of licensed psychologists (including Drs. Beckwith, Boer, Bolsen, and McKinney).