Maximilian Lim

Mental Health Clinician and Embedded Counselor at the Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA)
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Identities & Language

  • Cis Man
  • Straight/Heterosexual
  • 1.5 generation immigrant
  • Southeast Asian
  • Catholic
  • Language: English, Singlish

Education & License

Max is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of Arizona. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Economics as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Arizona.

CAPS Service Teams

  • Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Cultural and Resource Center Embedded Counselor: APASA

Specialty Populations

  • Couples
  • Disabled
  • Immigrant
  • International Students

Specialty Areas

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse or Narcissistic Abuse
  • Family Conflict/Family of Origin
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Performance and Test Anxiety
  • Compulsory Sexual Behavior ("Pornography Addiction")
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Relationship Violence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Compassion-Based
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused
  • Trauma-Focused
  • Trauma-Informed

Insurance & Payment Options

  • Fee for Service
  • Campus Care
  • United Student Health Insurance

Professional Interests

Max employs an integrative approach in his sessions, drawing from various modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Max is experienced in working with substance abuse issues, anger management, adjustment issues, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, stress, anxiety management, pornography addiction and career counseling among other issues. Max’s goal is to elicit the client’s strengths and protective factors and create mutually agreed upon goals in order for them to lead their authentic lives.

Personal Interests

Max is an avid chef, who expresses his love for others through his cooking. Max stays active by engaging in soccer, hiking, and two step dancing. Max also loves to read, travel and is constantly working towards his self-actualization.

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