SERVING NEW YORK & FLORIDA
SERVING NEW YORK & FLORIDA
Seeing an Asian therapist fosters a stronger therapeutic connection and more effective support as you are being provided with a deeper understanding of the cultural context that is unique to the Asian and Asian-American experience.
Providing telehealth anxiety therapy in New York & Florida.
You deserve to have a space where you feel listened to, understood, and safe. It is common for the Asian community to feel as though they do not have permission to express their emotions or to seek help outside the family because it is culturally taboo. Maybe you have been taught to keep your head down, your feelings in check, and to work hard to get ahead in life. You may have been taught that the nail that sticks out gets hammered down, so you do your best to go unnoticed. However, even if you attain “success” in your family’s eyes, your mental health suffers. Maybe teachers have made snap judgments about your intelligence based on your skin or your boss has overlooked your work or made insensitive comments about your culture. Or you’ve been bullied or singled out because of how you speak, how you look, or what you eat, and the streets no longer feel safe to walk alone.
Issues Faced by the Asian community:
Benefits of Attending Therapy with an Asian Therapist:
Common Fears about attending therapy:
When you're considering therapy, it's natural to have concerns. For many Asian/Asian-American individuals, there's often a fear of being stigmatized or misunderstood due to racial stereotypes. You might worry that your therapist won't truly grasp your cultural background or the unique challenges you face, which can create a sense of isolation. There might be concerns about encountering micro-aggressions or racial biases during sessions which can also weigh heavily on your mind. It's crucial to acknowledge these fears and actively seek out therapists who are culturally competent and understanding to ensure you receive the support you deserve.
At Knew You Psychotherapy, we understand these fears and are here to support you through the process. One of the key strengths of Knew You Psychotherapy is its emphasis on providing therapists who not only understand your unique experiences but also share your cultural background. This approach recognizes that having an Asian therapist who can personally relate to your journey can be immensely valuable. This also ensures that your therapy experience is not just empathetic but also empowering, validating your experiences and fostering personal growth.
How does beginning therapy work at Knew You Psychotherapy?
At Knew You Psychotherapy, therapy begins with a free 15-20 minute consultation call with one of our Intake Coordinators. During the consultation, you and the intake coordinator will have a chance to further discuss what is bringing you to therapy, your therapeutic goals, your therapeutic history, and answer any questions you may have. The intake coordinator will also help determine the therapist that is the best match for you and schedule your first appointment.
Note: if you prefer to have a consultation call with a specific therapist, please let us know.
Our therapists believe in the importance of building a therapeutic alliance and a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. Our goal is to support you and provide you with a safe space where you can be your authentic self to explore how your past experiences have influenced your present. We understand that psychotherapy is a Western concept, but we are committed to providing a culturally sensitive approach that respects your culture in an inclusive way. Our therapists work collaboratively with clients to identify triggers and develop personalized coping strategies to achieve goals.
Seeking professional help can be an effective way to improve your quality of life. Knew You Psychotherapy offers a range of therapy services to support you, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, psychodynamic and attachment therapy, and Gottman Method for couples counseling.
If you're ready to be linked to a therapist who truly gets you, schedule a consultation call and one of our highly qualified Intake Coordinators will then reach out to you to schedule your first session and guide you on your journey towards finding the right therapist for you.