About

About Bridges

Bridges is a stigma-free hub for Asians, Pacific Islanders, Desi individuals (APIDA) living in the greater New York City area to discuss, navigate and seek mental health care. We strive to create a mutual space for individuals with diverse cultural, hyphenated identities, as well as therapists and providers who are passionate about serving this community.

Bridges helps facilitate connections to psychotherapists and mental health providers through our Therapist Directory. Whether you are seeking a therapist who holds a shared cultural identity, or is passionate and knowledgeable about this community, we make it easier to find your match. Additionally, our Resources page links to other great organizations providing affirming mental health services to APIDA and people of color.

Finally, we aim to provide space and give voice to the specific stories and needs of the APIDA community as it intersects with mental health. Thus, the Blog speaks to specific issues facing the community for both community members and the therapists who serve it.

Read more about us and how we got started.

Our Team

  • Christie Kim

  • Co-founder

  • Diana Liao

  • Co-founder

  • Samantha Waldman

  • Co-founder

Mission Statement and Vision

We aim to cultivate a platform that gives voice to the wide array of APIDA experiences as they intersect with various identities and mental health. This is a mutual space for both community members seeking mental health care and the individuals who provide it. While Bridges currently focuses on mental health, we hope to expand to more holistic aspects of wellness for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Desi individuals living in NYC.

Connect with our affirming community and share your story

Identity

A space for individuals with diverse cultural, hyphenated identities.

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Services

Connect with NYC-based mental health clinicians and national community resources.

Community

Explore diverse perspectives across a wide range of issues from APIDA community members.

Get Involved

We invite you to join our growing community! Find a therapist through our Directory. Add your listing. Contribute a blog post. 

Get in touch!