This week, Christie chats with Meghan Nayyar about the complexities of navigating cultural gaps, holding multiple identities, and growing up in a culture that’s not their family’s dominant one. They reflect on the challenges that their immigrant parents must have faced in raising children in such foreign environments, and how conversations with them about culture and mental health have evolved over time. As APISA-identifying therapists themselves, Christie and Meghan also talk about the importance of holding space for both the love they have for their families and the desire to work on challenges with them.
Meghan Nayyar (she/her) is a New York-based, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a first-generation American, and the daughter of Indian immigrants. She has a private practice where she conducts virtual therapy with clients who are often BIPOC, immigrants, children of immigrants, and part of the LGBTQ+ community. Connect with Meghan via her website or email at meghannayyarLMHC@gmail.com