Ly (pronounced “Lee”) is an LPC and LPC supervisor and the owner of Lifeologie Richardson/Plano and Frisco. He has a desire to work with all people in need of help and healing. Ly has a unique passion for issues related to marriage & family, depression, and abuse/trauma, especially within the context of cross-cultural relationships and various ethnic backgrounds. He also enjoys faith-based counseling, dealing with these and other issues with a biblical perspective. His counseling strengths are Christian counseling, premarital and marital, depression, grief, anger, and mens issues. Ly also works with those who prefer their therapy to be Christian focused.
Ly was born in Houston two years after his parents left South Vietnam during the war in 1975. Growing up in an immigrant household, Ly studied first-hand the difficulties of adjusting to life in a new country, a new culture. In this dual-culture environment, Ly developed a heightened awareness of how a person’s family and culture can affect emotional, social and spiritual development.
Ly survived Houston public schooling, then went on to Trinity University in San Antonio, where he earned a Computer Science and Business degree. Ly spent a few years as an IT consultant for Deloitte and traveled the country trying to gain a better understanding of what life was like for professionals in corporate America. In 2005, he returned to school to attend Dallas Theological Seminary in hopes of finding ways to serve God and to invest his life in the lives of others. He graduated in August of 2007 with a Masters in Biblical Counseling. In June of 2009, he returned to school Dallas Theological Seminary for his DMin.
Since his business experience left him with the unfortunate legacy of being knowledgeable about all things electronic, Ly served for many years as our in-house IT dude, stuck with the responsibility for teasing out answers to our intricate and stubborn tech problems. Ly is a very patient man.
In the rare times when Ly is not counseling, studying, ministering at his local church, fixing computer problems, or spending time with family and friends, spends his time renovating homes and running an Italian gelato shop (Paciugo). Random huh? To unwind and relax, Ly is a huge fan of movies and his Houston Rockets. Ly and his beautiful, smart wife are also proud parents of two beautiful, precocious daughters. It goes without saying that Ly is outnumbered and outmatched at home.
Little known fact: he also makes a wicked chocolate cake.