Asian Therapists in Minnesota

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Anran Zhou
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Currently Accepting Clients - If you find you are struggling to believe you are enough, or to deal with the weight of racialized trauma, immigration, or cross-cultural issues, wishing for less anxiety or depression, or seeking less conflict and more peace in your relationships, I can help. I work with couples, families, and individuals who want to feel seen and heard, and who long for a sense of belonging. I have special expertise supporting members of Asian/Asian American communities, and navigating the relational dynamics of interracial/intercultural couples.
Currently Accepting Clients - If you find you are struggling to believe you are enough, or to deal with the weight of racialized trauma, immigration, or cross-cultural issues, wishing for less anxiety or depression, or seeking less conflict and more peace in your relationships, I can help. I work with couples, families, and individuals who want to feel seen and heard, and who long for a sense of belonging. I have special expertise supporting members of Asian/Asian American communities, and navigating the relational dynamics of interracial/intercultural couples.
(651) 390-1615 View (651) 390-1615
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Cornerstone Therapy and Recovery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MFT-TL
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55104
I provide guidance and support to improve relationships and well-being in MN, WI & MI. Whether you're facing trauma, relationship struggles, sexless relationships, sex addiction, or anger management, I offer a safe and judgment-free space for you to share your concerns. I'm dedicated to helping you find understanding and harmony in your relationships. With cultural humility, I bridge the gap between diverse backgrounds, such as war veterans, trauma survivors, domestic abuse survivors, immigrants, refugees, and the Muslim and South Asian communities. I provide the tools, knowledge, and support for healing and growth.
I provide guidance and support to improve relationships and well-being in MN, WI & MI. Whether you're facing trauma, relationship struggles, sexless relationships, sex addiction, or anger management, I offer a safe and judgment-free space for you to share your concerns. I'm dedicated to helping you find understanding and harmony in your relationships. With cultural humility, I bridge the gap between diverse backgrounds, such as war veterans, trauma survivors, domestic abuse survivors, immigrants, refugees, and the Muslim and South Asian communities. I provide the tools, knowledge, and support for healing and growth.
(763) 275-3152 View (763) 275-3152
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Franceska Moua
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fridley, MN 55432  (Online Only)
I'm a biracial Asian-American woman passionate about racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion.
I support individual adults (18+) in addressing challenges, some of which include healing and wellness from depression, anxiety, trauma (generational/PTSD/racial), life transitions, stress, low self-esteem, and cultural and relationship challenges. In doing so, I utilize person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and systemic approaches in therapy with specific techniques from ACT, narrative, DBT, CBT, and EMDR. Clients can expect unconditional care, a sense of authenticity, respect for their unique story, and yes, even a space for humor when participating in one of my sessions.
I'm a biracial Asian-American woman passionate about racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusion.
I support individual adults (18+) in addressing challenges, some of which include healing and wellness from depression, anxiety, trauma (generational/PTSD/racial), life transitions, stress, low self-esteem, and cultural and relationship challenges. In doing so, I utilize person-centered, strength-based, trauma-informed, and systemic approaches in therapy with specific techniques from ACT, narrative, DBT, CBT, and EMDR. Clients can expect unconditional care, a sense of authenticity, respect for their unique story, and yes, even a space for humor when participating in one of my sessions.
(763) 247-4486 View (763) 247-4486
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Jingming (Theodore) Wang
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Roseville, MN 55113  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It is my passion to support clients of Asian descent and international students with racial identity and acculturation challenges.
When Henry Thoreau gazed at the summer tree and said that “the tenderest fruit needs the tenderest handling,” as a therapist, I believe it's equally true to our mind and our experiences. The problem is the problem, and the person is not the problem. My role as the therapist is to create a safe but brave space for you and to lean into the inner strength that may be shadowed by past wounds, present stress, or the hopelessness of the future. I work with individuals who are struggling with past traumas, cultural or racial identities, and adjustment issues. Feel free to contact me to set up a consultation see how I can better assist you.
It is my passion to support clients of Asian descent and international students with racial identity and acculturation challenges.
When Henry Thoreau gazed at the summer tree and said that “the tenderest fruit needs the tenderest handling,” as a therapist, I believe it's equally true to our mind and our experiences. The problem is the problem, and the person is not the problem. My role as the therapist is to create a safe but brave space for you and to lean into the inner strength that may be shadowed by past wounds, present stress, or the hopelessness of the future. I work with individuals who are struggling with past traumas, cultural or racial identities, and adjustment issues. Feel free to contact me to set up a consultation see how I can better assist you.
(763) 220-6983 View (763) 220-6983
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Alex Subbaraman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55417  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I understand that finding a therapist can feel unsafe for many and am committed to creating an inquisitive & affirming therapeutic space. I enjoy working with people who may be navigating transitions, exploring their identities, and looking to understand themselves. I am a biracial (South Indian/white) woman and my parents moved to the US in the late 80's. I often work with individuals who are Asian, multiracial, queer, and/or first generation on resolving dilemmas unique to experiences such as assimilation, isolation, identity formation, and more.
I understand that finding a therapist can feel unsafe for many and am committed to creating an inquisitive & affirming therapeutic space. I enjoy working with people who may be navigating transitions, exploring their identities, and looking to understand themselves. I am a biracial (South Indian/white) woman and my parents moved to the US in the late 80's. I often work with individuals who are Asian, multiracial, queer, and/or first generation on resolving dilemmas unique to experiences such as assimilation, isolation, identity formation, and more.
(612) 429-4715 View (612) 429-4715
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Faryal Khan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55415  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Muslim, American, South Asian woman.
"I am not crazy," is the first thing many hear when thinking of mental health. Mental health is less about being crazy and more about over all well-being. Research shows that expressing ourselves can lead to positive change and better understanding of ourselves. During our journey together, I respect my clients by bringing in a culturally informed and non-judgmental lens, utilizing personal, religious/spiritual, and/or cultural strengths approach to healing. Together we will work on listening to our bodies and minds, integrating both in ways that bring positivity and restoration to ourselves and our relationships.
I am a Muslim, American, South Asian woman.
"I am not crazy," is the first thing many hear when thinking of mental health. Mental health is less about being crazy and more about over all well-being. Research shows that expressing ourselves can lead to positive change and better understanding of ourselves. During our journey together, I respect my clients by bringing in a culturally informed and non-judgmental lens, utilizing personal, religious/spiritual, and/or cultural strengths approach to healing. Together we will work on listening to our bodies and minds, integrating both in ways that bring positivity and restoration to ourselves and our relationships.
(763) 265-6102 View (763) 265-6102
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Eiko Mizushima
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, LMT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Healing is about learning to feel, feel more while present and connected in your body, your life, and the life of those around you past, present, and future. Eiko helps people heal through the ecology of embodiment during life activities you want to feel liberated or at ease while doing. Eiko integrates a healing justice lens to help people navigate colonialism, racial identities, gender, sexuality, stress reduction, sensory needs, nervous system shifts, relationships, and connecting with ecosystems. Eiko identifies as mixed, of Asian and European descent, gender non-conforming, and queer. Healing is political and healing is brave.
Healing is about learning to feel, feel more while present and connected in your body, your life, and the life of those around you past, present, and future. Eiko helps people heal through the ecology of embodiment during life activities you want to feel liberated or at ease while doing. Eiko integrates a healing justice lens to help people navigate colonialism, racial identities, gender, sexuality, stress reduction, sensory needs, nervous system shifts, relationships, and connecting with ecosystems. Eiko identifies as mixed, of Asian and European descent, gender non-conforming, and queer. Healing is political and healing is brave.
(612) 453-0564 View (612) 453-0564
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Mona Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55114
My specialties include working with people who identify as 1st and 2nd generation Asian American refugees and immigrants who are navigating eastern and western cultural upbringing and beliefs.
I believe that we have no bad parts as people are doing the best they can in whatever state and stage of life they are in. However, sometimes there can be seasons where we need extra support. Have you been feeling overwhelmed thinking about all the expectations, demands, and roles you have in your life? Working with me, you’ll have a chance to explore the richness of your own internal and external experiences. From family, friends, work, personal community, to spiritual beliefs, we will explore the intersection of each part.
My specialties include working with people who identify as 1st and 2nd generation Asian American refugees and immigrants who are navigating eastern and western cultural upbringing and beliefs.
I believe that we have no bad parts as people are doing the best they can in whatever state and stage of life they are in. However, sometimes there can be seasons where we need extra support. Have you been feeling overwhelmed thinking about all the expectations, demands, and roles you have in your life? Working with me, you’ll have a chance to explore the richness of your own internal and external experiences. From family, friends, work, personal community, to spiritual beliefs, we will explore the intersection of each part.
(651) 401-7409 View (651) 401-7409
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Linda Phanthavong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416  (Online Only)
As an Asian-American, I understand how daunting reaching out for help can be but know that you are not alone.
Transforming trauma into triumph: healing starts here. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery & growth. I strive to break barriers, end toxic cycles & reduce the stigma. I am passionate about embracing diversity & inclusivity in therapy to provide a safe space for BIPOC voices to be heard. As a child of immigrants with a bicultural background (Lao & Korean), I can bring a unique perspective. I can empathize with cultural differences in mental health treatment & generational trauma. I believe in the crucial link between mental health & overall well-being. I hope to work alongside clients, guiding them to a self-healing journey.
As an Asian-American, I understand how daunting reaching out for help can be but know that you are not alone.
Transforming trauma into triumph: healing starts here. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery & growth. I strive to break barriers, end toxic cycles & reduce the stigma. I am passionate about embracing diversity & inclusivity in therapy to provide a safe space for BIPOC voices to be heard. As a child of immigrants with a bicultural background (Lao & Korean), I can bring a unique perspective. I can empathize with cultural differences in mental health treatment & generational trauma. I believe in the crucial link between mental health & overall well-being. I hope to work alongside clients, guiding them to a self-healing journey.
(763) 363-5321 View (763) 363-5321
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Tara J Song
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AM, LGSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eden Prairie, MN 55346  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Tara’s work with individual young adults and adults focuses on the areas of life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, co-occurring disorders, adverse religious experiences, Asian American and Asian American adoptee experiences, acculturative stress, intergenerational immigrant family dynamics, and identity development/intersectionality.
Tara is a trauma-informed therapist who holds a commitment toward affirmative practice with folks who hold one or more stigmatized identities. Her personal experiences of marginalization motivate her to hold spaces where anyone could feel safe. Her work with you is about reclaiming agency in your life and strengthening your sense of self so that you can move forward courageously and confidently in your own decisions. When working with Tara, the focus is on deepening emotional connection and healing relational trauma with sensitivity to the unique experiences and strengths you bring into the relationship.
Tara’s work with individual young adults and adults focuses on the areas of life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, co-occurring disorders, adverse religious experiences, Asian American and Asian American adoptee experiences, acculturative stress, intergenerational immigrant family dynamics, and identity development/intersectionality.
Tara is a trauma-informed therapist who holds a commitment toward affirmative practice with folks who hold one or more stigmatized identities. Her personal experiences of marginalization motivate her to hold spaces where anyone could feel safe. Her work with you is about reclaiming agency in your life and strengthening your sense of self so that you can move forward courageously and confidently in your own decisions. When working with Tara, the focus is on deepening emotional connection and healing relational trauma with sensitivity to the unique experiences and strengths you bring into the relationship.
(763) 710-3359 View (763) 710-3359
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True Kismet Counseling, LLC
Psychologist, MA, LP, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416  (Online Only)
I typically see South Asian adults and couples, interracial couples, and LGBTQ adults from any culture in my private practice.
You may be at a point where you are feeling depressed because you feel alone and misunderstood. Changes in your life are overwhelming. Life and relationships are difficult to manage. You may be thinking that you “should” be stronger and not let things bother you so why do they? Your marriage has a lot of challenges and you and your spouse do not see eye to eye. You are an LGBTQ identified person and are feeling stuck. You are encountering roadblocks in your personal life and relationships. You want so much in life, but nothing seems to come together for you.
I typically see South Asian adults and couples, interracial couples, and LGBTQ adults from any culture in my private practice.
You may be at a point where you are feeling depressed because you feel alone and misunderstood. Changes in your life are overwhelming. Life and relationships are difficult to manage. You may be thinking that you “should” be stronger and not let things bother you so why do they? Your marriage has a lot of challenges and you and your spouse do not see eye to eye. You are an LGBTQ identified person and are feeling stuck. You are encountering roadblocks in your personal life and relationships. You want so much in life, but nothing seems to come together for you.
(954) 799-9628 View (954) 799-9628
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Kristy Dunham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55103
Many people often feel disconnected or experienced a recent loss or change. I enjoy assisting clients in getting to know themselves better. Other times, Brief counseling (8 sessions or less) can be just as rewarding. It depends on what you are looking for, which is not set in stone! Relationships are hard, therapy is the real safe space to dig deep, evaluate, address the not-so-fun things that brings discomfort or that have been avoided. Therapy is a journey. Each experience is valuable in the big picture.
Many people often feel disconnected or experienced a recent loss or change. I enjoy assisting clients in getting to know themselves better. Other times, Brief counseling (8 sessions or less) can be just as rewarding. It depends on what you are looking for, which is not set in stone! Relationships are hard, therapy is the real safe space to dig deep, evaluate, address the not-so-fun things that brings discomfort or that have been avoided. Therapy is a journey. Each experience is valuable in the big picture.
(952) 522-6650 View (952) 522-6650
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Nicole Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Edina, MN 55439
Nicole is an empathetic, direct, and nonjudgmental therapist who utilizes compassion and humor in their work with youth. As a Japanese American and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Nicole is passionate about providing a social justice lens and safe space to discuss systemic oppression, implicit biases, the current political environment, and the impact of these environmental stressors on the therapeutic relationship and our collective mental health.
Nicole is an empathetic, direct, and nonjudgmental therapist who utilizes compassion and humor in their work with youth. As a Japanese American and member of the LGBTQ+ community, Nicole is passionate about providing a social justice lens and safe space to discuss systemic oppression, implicit biases, the current political environment, and the impact of these environmental stressors on the therapeutic relationship and our collective mental health.
(952) 592-8426 View (952) 592-8426
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Elaine J Moore
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
(612) 294-8370 View (612) 294-8370
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Terri Meldahl
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, MN 55431  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My therapy practice focuses on helping you process your experiences, symptoms, relationships, hopes and dreams, the loss of hopes and dreams, past traumas, and whatever it is that has you feeling not your best. I use a strength based approach, encouragement, motivational interviewing techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience in all levels of care: outpatient therapy, programmatic care, inpatient mental health, and the emergency department. I hope to meet you and learn more about you.
My therapy practice focuses on helping you process your experiences, symptoms, relationships, hopes and dreams, the loss of hopes and dreams, past traumas, and whatever it is that has you feeling not your best. I use a strength based approach, encouragement, motivational interviewing techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I have experience in all levels of care: outpatient therapy, programmatic care, inpatient mental health, and the emergency department. I hope to meet you and learn more about you.
(612) 662-2348 View (612) 662-2348
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Josie Ridpath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Saint Paul, MN 55114  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adolescent individuals who experience relationship challenges, difficulty regulating emotions, a desire to build effective coping skills, challenges in managing anxiety, anger, depression, and trauma symptoms, as well as other stressors that arise during this time in life. I also enjoy working with moms as they adjust to motherhood, navigate postpartum, and adapt to the demands of parenthood. Caregivers often experience their own mental health barriers that impact their journey in motherhood/parenthood and I hope to provide a space to process those barriers.
I enjoy working with adolescent individuals who experience relationship challenges, difficulty regulating emotions, a desire to build effective coping skills, challenges in managing anxiety, anger, depression, and trauma symptoms, as well as other stressors that arise during this time in life. I also enjoy working with moms as they adjust to motherhood, navigate postpartum, and adapt to the demands of parenthood. Caregivers often experience their own mental health barriers that impact their journey in motherhood/parenthood and I hope to provide a space to process those barriers.
(651) 412-7674 View (651) 412-7674
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Bruce E Fischer
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I've been working with adults and teens for over 47 years. My approach is empathic, direct, and thoughtful. Given I have a wide background in my training, I adapt my therapeutic approach to your needs. I find that effective therapy is a collaborative approach where we work together to understand your concerns, their origins and most importantly what can be done to bring about both the internal and behavioral changes that will be beneficial to you. My goal in therapy is to help integrate your shame and vulnerabilities into a healthy identity grounded in self-esteem and pride.
I've been working with adults and teens for over 47 years. My approach is empathic, direct, and thoughtful. Given I have a wide background in my training, I adapt my therapeutic approach to your needs. I find that effective therapy is a collaborative approach where we work together to understand your concerns, their origins and most importantly what can be done to bring about both the internal and behavioral changes that will be beneficial to you. My goal in therapy is to help integrate your shame and vulnerabilities into a healthy identity grounded in self-esteem and pride.
(612) 223-7345 View (612) 223-7345
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Aja S Wolfe
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Paul, MN 55118
I'm passionate about working with neurodivergents, nerds, geeks, gamers, oddballs, and anyone who feels like they're on the outside looking in. People love working with me because they can tell I truly care about them and their goals. I strive to provide practical skills that can help individuals gain the confidence they need to accomplish their goals and live life in accordance to their values.
I'm passionate about working with neurodivergents, nerds, geeks, gamers, oddballs, and anyone who feels like they're on the outside looking in. People love working with me because they can tell I truly care about them and their goals. I strive to provide practical skills that can help individuals gain the confidence they need to accomplish their goals and live life in accordance to their values.
(651) 433-7112 View (651) 433-7112
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Arisa Lyseng
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eagan, MN 55122  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! My name is Arisa Lyseng (she/her) and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I work to create a safe, encouraging, and restorative environment where we can build a strong therapeutic relationship. I use a person-centered approach in therapy to meet you where you are at and understand your worldview through your experiences. I will collaborate with you on exploring your hopes and needs. Through our work together I hope to bring in curiosity, new skills, new insight, and self-discovery for you.
Welcome! My name is Arisa Lyseng (she/her) and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I work to create a safe, encouraging, and restorative environment where we can build a strong therapeutic relationship. I use a person-centered approach in therapy to meet you where you are at and understand your worldview through your experiences. I will collaborate with you on exploring your hopes and needs. Through our work together I hope to bring in curiosity, new skills, new insight, and self-discovery for you.
(952) 592-3427 View (952) 592-3427
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Dr. Sonal Markanda
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
I'd be a good fit if you're motivated, curious, open, flexible in thought, committed to the therapy process, and willing to do hard work. I'll work hard, too. If your needs and goals are to feel calmer, have a more integrated sense of self, feel more secure and confident, to grow and expand your thought processes, to organize past life events, develop/increase spirituality, work towards independence, and promote holistic well-being through the use of evidenced-based techniques and theories, I'd be a good fit! I also love pets. I have 2 dogs & 2 cats. I have training and certification in pet loss and grief. I value all relationships.
I'd be a good fit if you're motivated, curious, open, flexible in thought, committed to the therapy process, and willing to do hard work. I'll work hard, too. If your needs and goals are to feel calmer, have a more integrated sense of self, feel more secure and confident, to grow and expand your thought processes, to organize past life events, develop/increase spirituality, work towards independence, and promote holistic well-being through the use of evidenced-based techniques and theories, I'd be a good fit! I also love pets. I have 2 dogs & 2 cats. I have training and certification in pet loss and grief. I value all relationships.
(612) 389-0779 View (612) 389-0779
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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.