Many people in our community are struggling and suffering, often times in isolation. My hope is that in sharing culturally relevant information and stories of Asians doing therapy, more Asian Americans will seek therapy as a resource, available and meant for them, to lead more fulfilling, embodied and empowered lives.
As a child of working class immigrants, I understand the shame and stigma of needing and seeking emotional support from an outsider, a therapist. I first went to therapy in my early 20s. I remember sitting in my car before my first appointment, terrified. I didn’t know it at the time but that first therapy session would change the course of my life.
Eventually, I pursued my Masters in Counseling Psychology, became a licensed clinician, and left a successful 15 year career in investment banking and technology. In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I feel called to normalize mental health, wellness and therapy services in Asian communities.
To our wellness,
Yin J. Li
Asians Do Therapy
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