Asian Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Nancy Phung-Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92120
The majority of my work has been with veterans; those recovering from addiction; individuals & families struggling with personality disorders; and Asian-Americans (students, professionals, trailblazers, and couples).
I am a body-centered therapist who specializes in working with trauma and emotion instability/intensity—this includes interpersonal relationships, depression, anger & anxiety. With this approach, we can get to a deeper understanding of diagnosis like Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, and adult ADHD. Therapy is a two-pong approach: the skills & tools to get you through the day-to-day; and psychodynamic work of getting to the root of the issues (trauma-informed lens). I combine DBT/CBT skills and tools, with EMDR and tenants of IFS to stabilize symptoms, make way for healing, and a deeper understanding & connection to self.
The majority of my work has been with veterans; those recovering from addiction; individuals & families struggling with personality disorders; and Asian-Americans (students, professionals, trailblazers, and couples).
I am a body-centered therapist who specializes in working with trauma and emotion instability/intensity—this includes interpersonal relationships, depression, anger & anxiety. With this approach, we can get to a deeper understanding of diagnosis like Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder, and adult ADHD. Therapy is a two-pong approach: the skills & tools to get you through the day-to-day; and psychodynamic work of getting to the root of the issues (trauma-informed lens). I combine DBT/CBT skills and tools, with EMDR and tenants of IFS to stabilize symptoms, make way for healing, and a deeper understanding & connection to self.
(619) 413-9507 View (619) 413-9507
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Jessica Cruz
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Feelings of inadequacy and never being enough are toxic cycles. They affect how you act in relationships, handle situations, and view the world. As a second-generation Asian American, I understand the impact of culture and family dynamics. Growing up, there may have been pressure to fit a certain mold. Now, you may find yourself struggling with boundaries and perfectionism. These are symptoms of intergenerational trauma which I specialize in, or they may stem from other areas of your life. I work with individuals, families, and couples to understand their unique concerns so they can begin living empowered lives.
Feelings of inadequacy and never being enough are toxic cycles. They affect how you act in relationships, handle situations, and view the world. As a second-generation Asian American, I understand the impact of culture and family dynamics. Growing up, there may have been pressure to fit a certain mold. Now, you may find yourself struggling with boundaries and perfectionism. These are symptoms of intergenerational trauma which I specialize in, or they may stem from other areas of your life. I work with individuals, families, and couples to understand their unique concerns so they can begin living empowered lives.
(858) 264-2318 View (858) 264-2318
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Thuy Linh Pham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92115  (Online Only)
Hey there! Thank you for being here. I work with high-performing Asian Americans and LGBTQ+ folx who struggle with anxiety. I understand that struggling with anxiety is incredibly exhausting. Even though your career may be thriving on the outside, underneath those accomplishments, you might be feeling an overwhelming pressure to constantly do more, work more, and be more. The burden of expectations, responsibilities, and chronic stress can be a lot to handle. Overthinking is keeping you up at night, and you might be noticing a bubbling resentment towards loved ones.
Hey there! Thank you for being here. I work with high-performing Asian Americans and LGBTQ+ folx who struggle with anxiety. I understand that struggling with anxiety is incredibly exhausting. Even though your career may be thriving on the outside, underneath those accomplishments, you might be feeling an overwhelming pressure to constantly do more, work more, and be more. The burden of expectations, responsibilities, and chronic stress can be a lot to handle. Overthinking is keeping you up at night, and you might be noticing a bubbling resentment towards loved ones.
(619) 614-7850 View (619) 614-7850
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Erin Chan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
You have so much wisdom and resilience within you. I'm here to highlight your strengths, as well as provide tools and support when life is overwhelming, sticky, and difficult to navigate. I strive to truly connect and attune to who you are so you can slow down with your emotions, recalibrate, and mindfully reframe and create change in your life. I am proud to be an Asian-American therapist who understands the impact that our unique social identities have on our lived experiences and mental health. It's my priority that you feel seen and can find peace, fulfillment, and hope - individually, as well as in your relationships.
You have so much wisdom and resilience within you. I'm here to highlight your strengths, as well as provide tools and support when life is overwhelming, sticky, and difficult to navigate. I strive to truly connect and attune to who you are so you can slow down with your emotions, recalibrate, and mindfully reframe and create change in your life. I am proud to be an Asian-American therapist who understands the impact that our unique social identities have on our lived experiences and mental health. It's my priority that you feel seen and can find peace, fulfillment, and hope - individually, as well as in your relationships.
(619) 704-7198 View (619) 704-7198
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Danielle Espinosa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with second-generation Asian American adults and survivors of interpersonal trauma.
Starting your journey toward healing and self-discovery is an incredible, courageous first step, and I am so thankful that your journey has found you here. My first and most important goal with each of my clients is to make them feel safe and supported, as I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful mechanism for change. I strive to create an environment where you feel safe and empowered to explore heavy traumas and are wholly accepted as you are across all your various, intersecting identities. You are the sole expert and captain of your life and I hope to be your guide and companion as you steer the way.
I specialize in working with second-generation Asian American adults and survivors of interpersonal trauma.
Starting your journey toward healing and self-discovery is an incredible, courageous first step, and I am so thankful that your journey has found you here. My first and most important goal with each of my clients is to make them feel safe and supported, as I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful mechanism for change. I strive to create an environment where you feel safe and empowered to explore heavy traumas and are wholly accepted as you are across all your various, intersecting identities. You are the sole expert and captain of your life and I hope to be your guide and companion as you steer the way.
(858) 293-5196 View (858) 293-5196
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One Life Therapy: Alice Wu-Cardona, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92117
I enjoy working with Asian American or other BIPOC clients, including mixed race individuals or couples, holding space for exploration of relationships, attachment issues, identity and racial trauma.
Sometimes our best life can feel out of reach. A part of us feels stuck in cognitive or relational patterns that served us at one time, but do not serve us well anymore. We want to make some changes, but we find ourselves stuck. Poet Mary Oliver asked the question, "What will you do with this one wild and precious life?" I'm here to listen as you figure out how you want to answer this question, and to witness the work you need to do to get there. Our best selves, living our best lives, are within reach.
I enjoy working with Asian American or other BIPOC clients, including mixed race individuals or couples, holding space for exploration of relationships, attachment issues, identity and racial trauma.
Sometimes our best life can feel out of reach. A part of us feels stuck in cognitive or relational patterns that served us at one time, but do not serve us well anymore. We want to make some changes, but we find ourselves stuck. Poet Mary Oliver asked the question, "What will you do with this one wild and precious life?" I'm here to listen as you figure out how you want to answer this question, and to witness the work you need to do to get there. Our best selves, living our best lives, are within reach.
(619) 554-0437 View (619) 554-0437
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Immigrant Therapist - Asuka Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92111  (Online Only)
As a first-generation Asian immigrant in the US, I resonate deeply with your journey of establishing a new life far from your homeland.
Hello! I’m Asuka and I am here to help you create the life that you’ve always wanted for yourself. Living in a foreign country as a first-generation immigrant is both thrilling and daunting. The pressure to navigate a life without familiar guidance in a new setting can lead to feelings of frustration, challenge, and isolation. Whether you've been in the US for a short while or longer, the sense of not fully belonging can linger and impact your quality of life. Discovering your true identity, navigating challenges by yourself, and honoring your cultural roots in a foreign land is a perpetual voyage.
As a first-generation Asian immigrant in the US, I resonate deeply with your journey of establishing a new life far from your homeland.
Hello! I’m Asuka and I am here to help you create the life that you’ve always wanted for yourself. Living in a foreign country as a first-generation immigrant is both thrilling and daunting. The pressure to navigate a life without familiar guidance in a new setting can lead to feelings of frustration, challenge, and isolation. Whether you've been in the US for a short while or longer, the sense of not fully belonging can linger and impact your quality of life. Discovering your true identity, navigating challenges by yourself, and honoring your cultural roots in a foreign land is a perpetual voyage.
(619) 314-5169 View (619) 314-5169
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Phuong Tang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Are you someone who is trying to make a meaningful change in the world but is struggling to make significant changes in their personal life? You may be seeking therapy as a way to explore your past while understanding that it does not have to determine your future. I am an Asian American therapist who works with Asian Americans and other people of color who may identify as activists, creatives, immigrants, children of immigrants who struggle with adjustment disorder, PTSD, intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout, perfectionism and substance use.
Are you someone who is trying to make a meaningful change in the world but is struggling to make significant changes in their personal life? You may be seeking therapy as a way to explore your past while understanding that it does not have to determine your future. I am an Asian American therapist who works with Asian Americans and other people of color who may identify as activists, creatives, immigrants, children of immigrants who struggle with adjustment disorder, PTSD, intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, burnout, perfectionism and substance use.
(310) 861-7884 View (310) 861-7884
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Helen Garcia
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Hi, I'm Helen - a Filipina Asian American therapist. First, I want to acknowledge your decision to start therapy. This decision might come from the realization that "something isn't right". You might be scared, lost, and dealing with a lot of anxiety, sadness, and grief. You may even be struggling secretly. But, you don't have to struggle through this alone. l believe therapy is a brave space to reclaim your identity and begin learning the skills necessary to create a meaningful life. We can work together to help unlearn patterns that don't serve you, to make space for healthy communication and peace.
Hi, I'm Helen - a Filipina Asian American therapist. First, I want to acknowledge your decision to start therapy. This decision might come from the realization that "something isn't right". You might be scared, lost, and dealing with a lot of anxiety, sadness, and grief. You may even be struggling secretly. But, you don't have to struggle through this alone. l believe therapy is a brave space to reclaim your identity and begin learning the skills necessary to create a meaningful life. We can work together to help unlearn patterns that don't serve you, to make space for healthy communication and peace.
(747) 319-4975 View (747) 319-4975
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Esther Yi
PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
For those seeking an Asian therapist, I provide a perspective that understands your unique upbringing.
Life is sometimes unexpectedly difficult and suffering can be inevitable. However, how you respond to life circumstances can drastically change your ability to enjoy life. I have worked with those that believed in lies about themselves after a traumatic incident, childhood, or their own minds. These lies can be crippling and result in anxiety, depression, addictions, school related difficulties, stress, anger, parenting, communication difficulties, relational issues, family problems, job dissatisfaction and more. I provide different perspectives that encourage personal healing and relief. Change your mind change your life
For those seeking an Asian therapist, I provide a perspective that understands your unique upbringing.
Life is sometimes unexpectedly difficult and suffering can be inevitable. However, how you respond to life circumstances can drastically change your ability to enjoy life. I have worked with those that believed in lies about themselves after a traumatic incident, childhood, or their own minds. These lies can be crippling and result in anxiety, depression, addictions, school related difficulties, stress, anger, parenting, communication difficulties, relational issues, family problems, job dissatisfaction and more. I provide different perspectives that encourage personal healing and relief. Change your mind change your life
(619) 367-9154 View (619) 367-9154
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Don Diva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92105
I am a second generation Asian-American raised in Southern California.
Are you stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns? Are you coping with the stress of life in destructive ways- by bottling up your feelings or acting out through addiction or in toxic relationships? You do not have to struggle alone. During the different stages of our lives, our relationships, and our family life cycle, we can get stuck in certain places. As your therapist we would work together to help you find what you need so that you can move through these stuck places, experience healthier relationships, find hope and be free from destructive behaviors.
I am a second generation Asian-American raised in Southern California.
Are you stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns? Are you coping with the stress of life in destructive ways- by bottling up your feelings or acting out through addiction or in toxic relationships? You do not have to struggle alone. During the different stages of our lives, our relationships, and our family life cycle, we can get stuck in certain places. As your therapist we would work together to help you find what you need so that you can move through these stuck places, experience healthier relationships, find hope and be free from destructive behaviors.
(714) 882-5711 View (714) 882-5711
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Khai Hoang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
As an Asian American therapist, I enjoy working with teens, adults, and families who may be struggling with changes in their lives, communication, and sense of self. New transitions bring challenges that can activate insecurities, depressive bouts, and anxiety, which may leave you feeling stuck and at a loss. We'll work together to help you better understand your experience, build your strength and skills, and equip you to reclaim your life with success and confidence.
As an Asian American therapist, I enjoy working with teens, adults, and families who may be struggling with changes in their lives, communication, and sense of self. New transitions bring challenges that can activate insecurities, depressive bouts, and anxiety, which may leave you feeling stuck and at a loss. We'll work together to help you better understand your experience, build your strength and skills, and equip you to reclaim your life with success and confidence.
(310) 945-2763 View (310) 945-2763
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Amber Ansari
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MPH, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
As a second-generation immigrant of Asian-American and Islamic upbringing, I understand how to navigate diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
As a provider, it is essential that my clients feel safe in expressing their needs. I achieve this by crafting a compassionate and empathetic space.
As a second-generation immigrant of Asian-American and Islamic upbringing, I understand how to navigate diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
As a provider, it is essential that my clients feel safe in expressing their needs. I achieve this by crafting a compassionate and empathetic space.
(760) 437-1066 View (760) 437-1066
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Deeper Than Color
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
Deeper Than Color is a team of therapists who offer psychotherapy addresseing oppression, discrimination, and marginalization. We work to empower Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino (Latine/x), Indigionous and Native American, and other People of Color as well as LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, performer, educator, and professional clients. We focus on your goals and create safe spaces where you can share without judgment. We work with you to heal trauma, embrace identity, and improve relationships. We also help you cope with stress, overcome barriers, and achieve your aspirations. We are here to support you.
Deeper Than Color is a team of therapists who offer psychotherapy addresseing oppression, discrimination, and marginalization. We work to empower Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Latino (Latine/x), Indigionous and Native American, and other People of Color as well as LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, performer, educator, and professional clients. We focus on your goals and create safe spaces where you can share without judgment. We work with you to heal trauma, embrace identity, and improve relationships. We also help you cope with stress, overcome barriers, and achieve your aspirations. We are here to support you.
(415) 301-4390 View (415) 301-4390
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Priyanka Pathak
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Priyanka - South Asian therapist here to help you to live more authentically. You may feel like everyone and everything around you is moving fast or moving on without you. You're feeling disconnected with your career, family, or relationship - something feels off. There's just a lot on your mind and you are trying to cope. You've reached the point when you’re done lugging around emotions from old, heavy memories and are ready to confront the stubborn worries, doubts, and fears that meddle in your intimate relationships and work.
Hi I'm Priyanka - South Asian therapist here to help you to live more authentically. You may feel like everyone and everything around you is moving fast or moving on without you. You're feeling disconnected with your career, family, or relationship - something feels off. There's just a lot on your mind and you are trying to cope. You've reached the point when you’re done lugging around emotions from old, heavy memories and are ready to confront the stubborn worries, doubts, and fears that meddle in your intimate relationships and work.
(424) 789-7383 View (424) 789-7383
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Mindy Doan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
As an Asian American Therapist, I support adult women in the AAPI community navigate life transitions, explore identity, and reinvent a fulfilling life guided by your values and strengths.
“Why am I the way I am?” You have found yourself asking this question more times than you’ve answered it. Sometimes finding yourself feels like an impossible task. Perhaps it’s become second nature to place your needs last. Your inner voice, which has been placed on the backburner one too many times, is calling out to you for attention. Welcome to the first of many steps in creating change. This path in self-exploration may bring feelings of excitement, hopefulness, fear, and uncertainty. Wherever you are in your journey, I am here to listen and support you.
As an Asian American Therapist, I support adult women in the AAPI community navigate life transitions, explore identity, and reinvent a fulfilling life guided by your values and strengths.
“Why am I the way I am?” You have found yourself asking this question more times than you’ve answered it. Sometimes finding yourself feels like an impossible task. Perhaps it’s become second nature to place your needs last. Your inner voice, which has been placed on the backburner one too many times, is calling out to you for attention. Welcome to the first of many steps in creating change. This path in self-exploration may bring feelings of excitement, hopefulness, fear, and uncertainty. Wherever you are in your journey, I am here to listen and support you.
(818) 722-9765 View (818) 722-9765
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Kristoffer Park
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, childhood abuse, relational issues, and Asian American/minority issues, including cultural identity, racism, and family conflict.
Individuals raised by immigrant parents have all experienced the cultural and generational gaps growing up. These conflicts can range from daily misunderstandings to complex intergenerational trauma. As a Korean-American, I specialize in supporting young adults and families understand how these conflicts impact their lives and provide a safe space of healing to overcome these difficulties. People who experience these conflicts can sometimes develop issues separating themselves from their inner critic, indecisiveness, feeling stuck in a vicious cycle, a lack of purpose and identity, and a sense of emptiness about the future.
I specialize in working with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, childhood abuse, relational issues, and Asian American/minority issues, including cultural identity, racism, and family conflict.
Individuals raised by immigrant parents have all experienced the cultural and generational gaps growing up. These conflicts can range from daily misunderstandings to complex intergenerational trauma. As a Korean-American, I specialize in supporting young adults and families understand how these conflicts impact their lives and provide a safe space of healing to overcome these difficulties. People who experience these conflicts can sometimes develop issues separating themselves from their inner critic, indecisiveness, feeling stuck in a vicious cycle, a lack of purpose and identity, and a sense of emptiness about the future.
(323) 990-4560 View (323) 990-4560
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Sharon Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92132
I am sensitive to the cultural and spiritual needs of minority and Asian American clients.
Seeking a new therapist can be overwhelming. I would like to affirm you for the courage to show up and seek the healing you desire. With me you will find a nonjudgmental space to share your concerns and gentle guidance to navigate your circumstances that led you to seeking therapy at this time.
I am sensitive to the cultural and spiritual needs of minority and Asian American clients.
Seeking a new therapist can be overwhelming. I would like to affirm you for the courage to show up and seek the healing you desire. With me you will find a nonjudgmental space to share your concerns and gentle guidance to navigate your circumstances that led you to seeking therapy at this time.
(661) 765-8522 View (661) 765-8522
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Sarah Zhang Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you also struggle with finding yourself again after having a baby.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought that you should be further along in life by now? As an Asian American, you feel unsatisfied with where you are currently at in life, but you don't know where you should be headed. You might even feel like you lack the confidence to pursue your dreams. Maybe you also struggle with finding yourself again after having a baby.
(626) 316-6150 View (626) 316-6150
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Michelle Lin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
Stressful life events, endless thoughts in the night, and emotions that seem out of control can be overwhelming and isolating. Exhaustion and mental health stigma can further push quality of life and sense of fulfillment out of reach. As an Asian American psychologist in California, I am passionate about supporting my community through thoughtful counseling that cultivates deeper understanding and healing. I have presented research and workshops on the intersection of mental health and diversity, and have over 8 years of psychotherapy experience focused on building awareness, learning coping skills, and improving quality of life.
Stressful life events, endless thoughts in the night, and emotions that seem out of control can be overwhelming and isolating. Exhaustion and mental health stigma can further push quality of life and sense of fulfillment out of reach. As an Asian American psychologist in California, I am passionate about supporting my community through thoughtful counseling that cultivates deeper understanding and healing. I have presented research and workshops on the intersection of mental health and diversity, and have over 8 years of psychotherapy experience focused on building awareness, learning coping skills, and improving quality of life.
(626) 329-4958 View (626) 329-4958
Asian Therapists

Why is it important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive?

A culturally sensitive therapist would be respectful and considerate of different groups, with regard to race, sexual orientation, gender, and other factors that are important to an individual. These considerations can help a client feel understood as well as validated. While some people think highlighting race could promote stereotypes and bias, more understanding and knowledge about cultural differences is a positive for a healthy therapeutic alliance.

How can I recognize an effective Asian therapist?

You can discern a lot by asking how familiar the potential therapist is with different cultures, as well as asking how they might address issues related to identity, values, and beliefs. Also inquire about their education, as well as any particular training they may have completed, such as cultural sensitivity or diversity and inclusion programs.

What if the therapist does not have my exact background?

The therapist may not share a client’s exact background, but the therapist may have plenty of hands-on experience as well as the sensitivity needed for therapeutic progress. Their sensitivity to different populations will help the client feel accepted and comfortable in sharing their concerns and difficulties.

How might I inquire about a therapist's experience with Asian clients?

A therapist with an Asian background may have experience within their community, as well as broader cultural sensitivity. Ask the potential therapist whether they've worked with individuals who share your background. If they have not worked with similar clients, they may well know someone who has such experience.

Who is included in Psychology Today's directory of Asian therapists?

The directory of Asian therapists includes professionals who have shared their ethnicity in their profiles. Psychology Today uses this information to assist clients in finding a therapist who can provide a cultural match. However, not all therapists choose to disclose their ethnicity in their profiles, and they may not appear in search results for this reason; also, when the number of therapists identified as Asian is limited, the directory will also show therapists with comprehensive experience working with clients from relevant backgrounds.