While the term "Asian American" encompasses a diverse group of ethnicities with nuanced experiences and varying levels of income and education, we often share a set of experiences that make us vulnerable to chronic stress and other mental health and wellness issues:
Recent AAPI Hate
Presence of ancestral / intergenerational / historical trauma
Immigration / refugee journey
Being a child of immigrant / refugee parents
Experiences of racism, discrimination, and microaggressions
The constant feeling of being a foreigner, of not belonging
Balancing different cultural values and norms in a dominant white, Eurocentric culture
The perception and pressures of the model minority myth
Lack of multi-dimensional representation
Invisibility in race discussions
Fortunately, there's an increasing effort in decreasing stigma of mental health in the Asian American communities. As first and second generation Asian American, we have a unique understanding about your struggles. We strive to provide you a safe place to process and understand your challenges.
As a trilingual psychologist, Dr. Li provides culturally sensitive psychological services in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Dr. Prasad provides culturally sensitive psychological services in English and Hindi.
Nina Carnevale, LMFT provides culturally sensitive psychological services in Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and English.
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