Asian Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Photo of Junyi Ma, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chicago, IL
Junyi Ma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I'm passionate about supporting different generations of Asian immigrants, multicultural individuals, and other marginalized populations to deal with life challenges including trauma, complex trauma, intergenerational conflicts, self-esteem issues, life transitions, acculturation, depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, stress, grief, and ADHD. I work mostly with different generations of immigrants, multicultural individuals, and other marginalized communities.
(872) 204-1230
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Suvina Sallan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds, with a focus on Asian /South Asian clients and first-generation/children of immigrants.
I offer a warmly collaborative, open, and at times, gently challenging approach to help you enhance your quality of life. My clients are busy, driven adults who feel "stuck" in their relationships and careers, and disconnected from themselves and others who matter most. Many report experiencing anxiety in various forms, imposter syndrome, excessive worry, and burnout. Since 2013, I have compassionately guided clients toward a higher sense of fulfillment, well-being, and overall functioning. Using integrative clinical approaches tailored to your specific needs, I will partner with you to create positive change.
(312) 626-7310
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Mandy Zhang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about working with individuals to address issues such as emotional regulation, self-esteem issues, cultural conflict, stress management, and life transitions. As an Asian therapist practicing in the U.S., I have extensive experience working with different generations of Asian immigrants, multicultural individuals, and others in marginalized communities. I aim to bring mental health services to underserved communities in a linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive manner. With my friendly and humble personality, I establish a compassionate, comfortable and safe space for my client to be where they are.
(312) 598-0419
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Dennis Nguyen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I struggled against high standards, while also having the experience of being different from my Midwestern community as a gay Asian American.
Regardless of the successes, you still have moments when you feel like a failure. If you’re someone who holds yourself to high standards, you might feel frustrated by how you get in your own way from succeeding. If you struggle with the combination of perfectionism and procrastination, counseling can help. I provide direct, interactive feedback with an anti-systemic racism perspective designed to help you stay accountable to your goals.
(312) 736-7719 x1
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Erica Ramos
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I know how hard it can be to find a therapist with who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to support you during this season of your life. As a proud Asian -Hispanic Queer Woman, I can relate to many of the challenges people face existing in this world.
(312) 471-9709
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Chicago, IL 60616
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Olivia Smith-Huang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified
Verified
I have a specific interest in working with survivors of childhood abuse and sexual assault, individuals who are struggling with racial identity and racial trauma, and members of the Asian American community.
I believe that the quality of the relationship with your therapist is fundamental to healing deep emotional pain and can help you grow into your most authentic self. Through genuine and trusting collaboration, I will create a warm, accepting, and empathetic space where you can feel both vulnerable and safe. We will honor your strengths, identify your goals, and examine the thoughts and behaviors that no longer serve you. I acknowledge the importance of your many intersecting identities and unique lived experience, and I utilize an integrative, curious, and compassionate approach tailored to your needs.
(872) 266-9835
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Brandon Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with Asian -Americans, men, couples, and those seeking to understand their relationships and family.
I believe in the power and influence that relationships have in shaping who we are and our stories. Therefore, I work from a relational and systemic approach where I seek to understand your multi-storied context and build an open and authentic relationship with you. Your growth and insight are a priority to me and our therapeutic work together. Whether you are going through a tough life transition, having relationship issues, or feeling anxious, know that you are not alone or hopeless. I am here to walk with you through whatever season you find yourself in.
(872) 231-3988
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Chicago, IL 60608
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Priya Badhwar
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
As a South Asian American and child of immigrants, I have seen in my community and clinical work how cultural identities (gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, religion, and others) interact with our mental health.
I value creating a collaborative relationship that fosters trust and safety by infusing warmth, curiosity, humor, and authenticity into how I relate to others. As I learn more about your experiences, we will work together to explore your concerns and identify techniques to better manage them. I listen for patterns to help you draw connections between current and past life events and how they are impacting you in the present. I hope to create a space for you to bravely reflect on changes you want to make in your life that will lead to a more fulfilling present and future.
(312) 945-0577 x25
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Chicago, IL 60601
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Joshua Wei
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As an Asian American, I am continuously learning about how my experiences have shaped my identity.
Everyone encounters conflicts and obstacles in life. Sometimes it can be shrugged off, but other times we may feel overwhelmed. Whether you are experiencing anxiety and stress, dealing with insecurities, or just feeling burdened with what is on your mind, you will have the space to share and reflect. Together, we will process your emotions and thoughts, experience healing, and develop ways to face life's challenges.
(773) 234-9905
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Chicago, IL 60637
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Lori Yi Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a first-generation Asian immigrant myself, I dedicate my practice to Asian , multicultural individuals, immigrants, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized communities. I am passionate about working with individuals from different cultural backgrounds, exploring how complex identities and unique personal experiences have shaped us into who we are. I specialize in addressing and healing from anxiety, complex trauma, relationship issues, pregnancy/prenatal/postpartum issues, stress, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, grief, and other issues.
(773) 364-1625
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Jasper Wurster
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, MAAT, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Several of my identities that help clients feel connected during our work include the following: transmasculine, nonbinary, first generation biracial Asian , queer, neurodivergent, birthing parent.
Do you feel stuck, unmotivated, or not like "yourself", yet unsure where to begin? I'm here to help you find peace of mind, freedom, & personal relief to take charge of your life. I'm an Internal Family Systems counselor & Adlerian art therapist who excels in addressing mood shifts, anxiety, work-life balance, & trauma. I listen with an insightful, patient disposition and an engaging, compassionate heart when we talk about difficult or sensitive topics. Together, I will help you overcome personal obstacles to discover new solutions & intuitive skill sets, as well as gain a newfound sense of confidence & wholeness.
(331) 214-5354
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Chicago, IL 60612
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Angela Tsai
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
Verified
As a first generation Asian American woman, I believe in the importance of cultural humility, anti-racism, and gender affirmation in my practice, paying attention to power structures and systems that affect us all. I view clients as equals, where social hierarchies and identities are addressed to practice true cultural humility and understanding. Using the power of art as a tool of justice and healing to create opportunities for inclusion and human connection, each individual’s human potential will be supported, regardless of identity or ability.
(872) 206-9309
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Chicago, IL 60615
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Alex Ngo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am honored to be able to help support queer and trans people, people of color, especially women of color and Asian Americans, children of immigrants, sex workers, and trauma survivors.
The clients who are the best fit for my clinical approach tend to be people who want to build a stronger sense of self, learn how to center their own needs and set boundaries, and are open to inner child healing. The clients I work with want to change their relationship with themselves to be more compassionate and nurturing. They are recovering people pleasers, people who want to learn how to be more assertive, often have unresolved trauma, and are ready to break cycles in order to establish new patterns. They seek support from me to discuss dating, relationships, sex, childhood traumas, identity, and healing from abuse and neglect.
(872) 206-9690
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Chuck Liu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I welcome all those navigating life's challenges, including but not limited to those who identify as people of faith, persons of color, and particularly Asian Americans.
Do you feel like life could be fuller? Do you have physical symptoms like headaches, difficulty sleeping, or low energy? Perhaps you've tried your best yet see no change, or notice your relationships suffering? Maybe Covid-19 just made everything come to surface. Whether battling with depression, anxiety, or faith or family-related stressors, I can work with you to explore, identify connections and gain life-changing skills, healing and strength.
(331) 207-1964
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Chicago, IL 60611
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Innovative Counseling Partners, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATC
Verified
Verified
I am an active advocate in promoting mental health awareness for Asian , Asian -American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population and have presented nationally on the topic.
I love to work collaboratively to explore one’s personal experiences and identity to help facilitate healing and self-growth. I have experience working with clients who have struggled with a wide range of mental health disorders including PTSD, substance use, and positive identity formulation. In addition to art therapy interventions, I use other counseling techniques in an eclectic approach, integrating mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic theory. As an art therapist, I also identify as an artist. This provides my clients many opportunities to learn more about themselves while also learning art skills.
(708) 578-8666
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Chicago, IL 60657
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Apollonia Kang
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, EdM
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
In addition to the general public, I am passionate about working with Asians and Asian Americans in both English and Chinese.
My mission is two-fold: helping you cultivate a healthy relationship with yourself, and a healthy relationship with others. Do you criticize, doubt and judge yourself a lot? In your relationship, do you feel like walking on eggshells because you are afraid of saying anything to your partner that will spark yet another fight? Do you feel disconnected and your needs are not met? Imagine being at peace with yourself and feeling heard, connected, loved, appreciated, and respected with your loved ones. I can help you master the tools to create your authentic self and the relationship you desire. I also help couples heal from infidelity.
(872) 666-9842
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Wei-Chiung Chen-Martinez
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you looking for an Asian therapist who sees and hears you? Do you experience complicated feelings due to the racial dynamics around you? Are you trying to understand the ways your body responds to emotions or trauma? Through a collaborative relationship with me, you will learn not to fear your own emotions but to empower yourself. Your survival strategies, cultural identities, inner strength, and creativity deserve to be honored and validated. A trusting and loving therapeutic relationship with me will help you rediscover your self-love, self-compassion, and confidence while sharing your life stories.
(872) 219-1114
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Chicago, IL 60657
Not accepting new clients
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Maira Iqbal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a compassionate trauma-informed therapist that primarily works with individuals struggling with trauma/PTSD, relationship issues, chronic pain, partner violence, substance abuse issues, anxiety, stress, depression, cultural identity, cultural/intergenerational conflicts, family conflicts, and other issues. As a daughter of South Asian immigrants, I have always been interested in working with traditionally overlooked communities. I have worked with individuals with dual diagnosis, domestic violence survivors, veterans, and LGBTQIA individuals. I speak Hindi and Urdu.
(224) 529-3669
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Chicago, IL 60659
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Taylor Leisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
While I gladly and earnestly welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences, I offer particular expertise and experience in helping survivors of sexual trauma, survivors of complex trauma, people struggling with problematic sexual behaviors, and Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native American, mixed-race, and LGBTQ+ peoples.
It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship, and the sharing of a safe, warm, and empathic space, is the catalyst for healing and growth. By being curious and inquisitive, we will explore the points of tension in your life that are bringing you into therapy. And through this exploration, we will work to find and grow new ways of engaging with the world. I take a gentle but honest approach and recognize the importance of the therapeutic process in creating meaningful and sustainable change.
(773) 207-4060
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Chicago, IL 60602
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Sumara Baig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
You have the answers you are looking for - my role as your therapist is to work in collaboration with you to bring those skills, capacities, and experiences to the forefront. My personal identities (i.e. Latinx and South Asian ), along with my education in psychology, religion, and social work, inform my practice through a lens of anti-oppression that is affirming of people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, people of all sizes, racial, and religious identities, parenting and non-parenting people, diverse relationship structures, kinksters, people who have been incarcerated, and people who work(ed) in underregulated economies (i.e. sex work).
(773) 839-3839
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Chicago, IL 60647
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