Following a career in finance and corporate communications, Dai moved to counseling and coaching with the desire to help individuals navigate life’s changes and challenges, achieve personal and professional goals, and enhance their overall well-being. He holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the City University of New York’s Hunter College, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Coaching from New York University, an MBA from Yale School of Management, an MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA in International Relations from Carleton College.
Dai has clinical training in mental health and vocational counseling, working with diverse individuals, including people with disabilities, on a variety of issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-confidence, and sexual/cultural identity, among others. Additionally, as a career consultant at Columbia Business School, Dai works with experienced professionals on all aspects of executive development, career management and professional leadership, such as career transitions, executive communications, navigating the workplace and job search strategies.
Dai takes a person-centered, integrative approach to therapy, with a particular focus on personal and professional development and transformation, specializing in life and career transitions. Other areas of interest include existentialism, philosophy, interpersonal communications, LGBTQ issues, health and wellness, and the mind-body-spirit connection.