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Judi Dai, Practicum Student

Judi’s passion for helping children and families is deeply rooted in the belief that each person holds the solutions to life’s challenges within themselves. People do not need to be "fixed”. Instead, through compassion and understanding, she works to empower families to reach a deeper understanding of one another and discover how to appreciate their individual differences as they journey through life together.

Judi has been developing, administering, and managing programs for children, youth, and families for close to 20 years.  Her passion for this population began as a research assistant studying Attachment Theory at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work with children over the years in Reggio Emilia inspired settings has helped develop her view of each child as strongcapable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them curiosity, potential, which drives the understanding of the world and their place within it. She believes every child’s situation and how they process their experience is unique. Similarly, each therapeutic relationship and experience is special.

She is working under the direct supervision of Charlene Rogers to fulfill the experiential component of her Master of Education in Counseling degree from the University of Houston-Victoria. Her goal is to be a Licensed Professional Counselor with a certification as a Registered Play Therapist. As a first generation immigrant, she hopes her personal experiences will help clients negotiate that fragile parent-child relationship in immigrant families while bringing a diverse perspective to the clients at Rogers Counseling and Play Therapy Center.


B.A. Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

M.Ed. Counseling (in progress), University of Houston-Victoria, Victoria, Texas

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