Asian Americans

Are you driven to constantly succeed in order to avoid shaming your family?

Do you feel empty inside wondering whether there is more to life?

Are you a recovering “Tiger Cub”?

I can help.

As a product of “tiger” parenting, I understand the pressures that are typical in Asian families. My deep wish is to help my clients heal from the pain of feeling like they were only rewarded for high performance. I help clients develop a stronger internal sense of self love and self appreciation in order to live more fully and congruently.

It is a great honor to support people of color, particularly of Asian descent, to thrive in a world where there is often systemic pressure working against personal success and happiness. Growing up in an Asian context, I was always told not to show negative aspects of myself or my family to the outside world. I was not surprised to learn that Asian Americans are three times less likely to look for help for their emotional mental health issues (American Psychological Association). This is deeply concerning since suicide is the 8th leading cause of death for Asian Americans. U.S. born Asian American women have a higher lifetime rate of suicidal thoughts that the general population (Asian American Psychological Association). Help exists. I offer a place where all of you is welcome.

Resources


Seattle Asian Therapists


Eastside Asian Therapists