Everyone wants to be happy. COVID-19 has caused a lot of suffering for people by placing strains on health, relationships and finances. Let’s work together to create a happier, stronger and more resilient version of you. I believe that everyone has the strength to change and grow. Therapy is one way of getting there, and I would be honored to work with you. I have expertise in helping those struggling to cope with life stressors; chronic illness, job loss, relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief and bereavement, LBGTQ+issues, parenting and substance abuse. Whether it’s the first or tenth time you are looking for a therapist, it can still be nerve-racking. I welcome you to reach out to me. I listen compassionately, with a supportive, open mind so that we can find ways to relieve your stress and navigate your life with purpose and meaning.
I specialize in helping Asian American/immigrant women heal from the deep root cause of their anxiety, guilt, and shame that stem from their complex trauma (C-PTSD) in order to be able to live a life more connected and confident in their body and mind. Especially if you have tried therapy before but nothing has helped you enough to heal from your deeper emotional pain, and you are very tired of the endless pain, I hear your pain, and I am glad you are here. I would love to help you truly heal from your unbearable pain that you suffered alone for a very long time.
As a child of Asian immigrants or an Asian immigrant yourself in the US, you may have felt so alone with your emotional pain that nobody really understands and accept for who you truly are. You feel guilty to prioritize your own feelings over someone else’s expectations of you or to maintain a healthy boundary with people. You often wish that your feelings were understood more but you suppress your feelings, and you realize you are angry, resentful, and exhausted to live that way any more. You see your life as either a success or failure and you never feel good enough even if you have achieved so much. It is emotionally difficult for you to pursue what you feel passionate about since you are afraid that it would not meet your family’s expectations. Your critical voice constantly makes you feel so guilty and ashamed and you feel anxious when you try to choose your own compassionate voice towards yourself.
When the root cause of your emotional pain or your trauma is not effectively processed and healed, you may experience it as severe anxiety, depression or PTSD/C-PTSD. In the past, you may have tried some therapy to reduce anxious feelings and depressive mood, however, you notice there is something still unresolved in your body and experience the same patterns of emotions over and over again. You may even start thinking there is something wrong with you and blaming yourself that you do not know how to regulate your emotional pains, but it is very difficult to do it and it makes sense since nobody taught you how to manage your feelings in healthy ways when you grew up. You would like to feel better so you work harder but then it does not help you feel better but it makes you more anxious, angry, depressed and you may start believing that healing from your old pain is not possible and that you just need to live with the pain while wishing you had had more emotional support and acceptance.
However, you may be here because a part of you is still desperately looking for help and strongly believing healing could happen if you receive the right help you always wanted. And I would love to help you get there. In my therapy, together with you, I would like to passionately and gently nurture your resilient true self so that you feel supported by your own strengths that helped you survive the long journey until now. And in order for you to be able to nurture your resilient true self, we will listen to your deep pain and what it really says about your painful experiences without judgment but support. In the journey to your healing, I will not only listen to your pain with genuine compassion but also I will gently and safely guide you to explore where the pain originates, and find what your pain needs in order for you to heal. The process will also involve nurturing more self-compassionate voice, reducing critical voice and learning new adaptive emotional patterns and action patterns that feel “good” and “right” in your mind and body. When we repeat this process enough times together, it will help change how your brain reacts to certain triggers in healthy ways and to finally heal from your very old pain.
If any of those resonates with you and you are ready to heal from the root cause of your emotional pain, I would love to help you get there. Make a free 15-minute consultation appointment here today. You do not have to suffer alone any more. You deserve to live a life that you truly want with more connections, confidence, and trust with yourself and others.
안녕하세요! Hi, I’m Julia! I’m an Asian American therapist based in NYC! I hold years of experience successfully working with teens, adults, and young professionals who are struggling with relational issues (codependency & turbulent relational patterns), ADHD, understanding transgenerational trauma, family dynamics, cultural identity, depression, and anxiety. I utilize creative, holistic evidence-based psychotherapy to help people feel more whole, resilient and joyful. Working with me will be a creative collaboration with a goal of helping you heal and live in a way aligned with your needs, wants, and life goals. :-) Being Asian American comes with its own unique set of lived experiences that may be difficult to fully process on your own. As a fully trained and licensed culturally sensitive & culturally relatable psychotherapist, allow me to assist you in understanding the complexities of who you are through a knowledgeable and respectful lens. Together, we can take it one-step-at-a-time to unpack and understand how culture, family, ideologies, and history can impact your sense of identity and belonging. I see you and I am ready to listen. I truly believe that you have the capacity for resilience, change, and self-discovery. In sessions, I balance deep-listening with interventions rooted in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and holistic modalities such as guided imagery, meditation, breathwork & Art Therapy! I make billing easy. Even though I am not in-network with any insurance, if you have out-of-network benefits associated with Aetna, Cigna, Wellfleet, United, Oxford, GHI, Cigna, Anthem / BCBS, I can bill insurance for you! My group offers complimentary benefits checks, payment plans, & direct insurance billing. Visit my website to learn more! :-)
I’m Bokyung Kim, LCSW, SIFI (she/they) – a queer Korean psychotherapist and coach. I grew up in Korea, Thailand, The Philippines, Singapore, and landed in New York as an adult. I come from a people that survived colonialism by making delicious food out of plant roots. This informs my dream for us all living beings to be free from the harms of oppressive systems, and find belonging in ourselves and relationships.
My work welcomes all people, and centers queer trans Asians and people of color. I’m passionate about helping folks heal from childhood, relational, and structural trauma.
I want to help you feel more okay and be more equipped to navigate current challenges and stay in connection by tending to the source of your triggers, symptoms, and emotional pain that makes reality harder for you.
Our subconscious inner world organizes itself around pain, and it will get creative to keep us away from overwhelming, scary, and alone experiences we have lived through. Sometimes that protection from pain costs us. Part of my job is to help you build trust with protective parts of you that don’t trust you can handle the pain of those experiences and still be okay. I’ll make invitations that could expand your capacity to be with hard things while feeling rooted in curiosity and compassion. When our wounds feel deeply understood by us, they transform into inner wisdom and we feel true belonging within ourselves.
Will specializes in using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives by reducing stress, improving relationships, and achieving professional goals. Will works with adults and couples in a warm and collaborative fashion, using personalized, research-supported methods to help clients identify and change unhealthy or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors. He has helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, OCD, and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. Will’s lived experience as a first generation East Asian American helps him better understand clients from a range of diverse backgrounds.
Will is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ and has a great deal of experience dating back to his work as a research assistant in the Marsha Linehan DBT Clinic (formerly known as the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics) at the University of Washington. He received his graduate training at the Columbia University School of Social Work in the DBT Training Program and Lab, where he honed his DBT skills to help people decrease suffering and create space for making necessary changes. Will has additional experience and training in other evidence-based treatments, including but not limited to DBT-PE, PE, CPT, ERP, and Exposure Therapy. Prior to joining the NYCBT team, Will worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, and correctional settings across New York and New Jersey. Will is passionate in addressing racism and bias in mental health and the broader health system. Will is also a Clinical Consultant and passionate about technology and integrating it with mental health treatment. Will was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and will always be a Pacific Northwesterner at heart. He enjoys watching basketball and football (go Seahawks!), live music, and staying active.
Raphael Exconde, who goes by "Luigi," is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). He received his Master of Social Work (MSW) with a clinical focus from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Having been raised in both the Philippines and California, his diverse background and experiences has contributed to a practice rooted in empathy and authenticity. With experience in Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Care, he utilizes a strengths-based and collaborative approach to therapy. Luigi is passionate about providing a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space for his clients, as they navigate their internal struggles. He understands the complex nature of these challenges, and patiently listens to his clients’ perspectives while helping them build tools to effectively encourage positive change. In his spare time, Luigi enjoys surfing down the Shore, climbing at his local gym, running/biking in Prospect Park, practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and, most of all, spending a lazy Sunday with his American Bulldog Zoey.
Anxiety & depression, adjustment to a new culture, isolation from family and friends, code-switching, existential angst, losing a loved one, past wounds from family you can't seem to shake... On some days experiences like these may feel manageable. On other days these same experiences might leave you feeling overwhelmed, alone, and deeply exhausted.
I believe that therapy can help you feel less at the mercy of painful forces outside of your control and more like you have a solid path forward, through the overwhelming and confusing currents of your life. As a therapist I would be the wizard to your hero’s journey, bringing therapeutic insight to support the unique needs of your individual quest.
I am a Korean American therapist trained in methods to treat anxiety/depression as well as methods to untangle the dense knots of trauma and grief. I am currently pursuing advanced studies in psychoanalysis at The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
I have done meaningful work with clients experiencing depersonalization, bereft of emotion or embodied experience. I have also worked well with clients who struggle with feeling like they don’t know their true self, or, due to multilayered identities, never feel like they belong fully in any of the conventional demographic categories.
I am a queer-affirming person of faith, and I welcome clients of all genders, sexual orientations, and spiritualities.
I am here for you because I believe in the healing power of safe, supportive relationships. For individuals who have pondered, “Who is my authentic self?” and “How do I want to show up in future relationships?” I welcome you into a non-judgmental space to explore those questions while we nurture self-acceptance and honor the defenses that serve to protect you. I use a multicultural, holistic approach to understand and guide each individual towards building new skills and making mindful choices that feel right for them. In the bustle of our everyday lives our sense of identity shifts and changes. Sometimes we feel lost, stuck, or suddenly amidst painful life experiences. I am here to hold your emotions until we can co-create a different way forward. I work with clients from all walks of life with experience in identity development relating to intergenerational conflict, relational struggle, cultural-ethnic expectations, masculinity, parenthood, and middle adulthood transitions. As an Advanced Clinical Fellow from Northwestern University, I am highly trained in the psychodynamic modality. I received my B.A. in Biopsychology from Vassar College providing me with a keen understanding of neuropsychology and the mind-body connection.
Hi I’m Elsa (she/they), a NYC clinical psychologist specializing in life transitions, identity, and spirituality. I’m also passionate about serving communities that have historically experienced barriers to whole-person care including LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Asian American, and neurodivergent (gifted, 2e, autistic, highly sensitive) teens, adults, partners, and families of all kinds.
My practice integrates cultural diversity, health psychology, and ecology in exploring meaning, skills enhancement, and values based living. I also believe that healing must be contextualized by systemic factors that shape each person’s unique struggles, strengths, and possibilities.
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I believe that therapy can create profound change of all kinds. Some of us find that we have patterns in work, relationships, and elsewhere that get in our way or cause us pain. Overwhelming emotions can make it difficult to thrive and enjoy our lives. Experiences from our past can haunt us and prevent us from living in the present. Each of us have unique needs and wishes for treatment, so I will work closely with you to understand how therapy can help you and what our work should look and feel like. We will explore your past, present, and wishes for the future to understand how you got here and what needs to change so that you feel more fulfilled, empowered, and engaged in your life. Along the way, I'll be with you as a compassionate, curious, thoughtful partner and supporter.