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Asian+ Healers Group (online)

Start date: October 18, 2022
End date: December 31, 2023
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Online
Tues 530 APISAA healers group

We therapists have more layers to just being therapists. We are human and say and do human things! That’s why there is space just for you to take off your professional hat, learn about your interpersonal signature and reactions in a safe and supportive environment, and practice new ways of connecting with others. 

Time: 4:30 PM EST

Date: weekly on Tuesdays, starting 10/18/22

This weekly group will be 75 minutes and a potential for deep connection and intrapsychic work.

For more information contact Dr. Teresa Lee at

Community Support Group for Asian Pacific Islander South Asian American Therapists (monthly)

Start date: September 9, 2022
End date: May 31, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online
Asian MONTHLY group – poster formats

We welcome therapists and trainees *from all time zones* to a free online support group for Asian Pacific Islander South Asian identified therapists and trainees.

What began initially during the onset of COVID in spring 2020 as a necessity for support around anti-Asian sentiment and personal experience has become a permanent online space for members to obtain support from each other around career, identity, and personal to professional concerns. 

This free support group is led by Drs. Teresa Lee and Bob Hsiung, who are Asian American identified psychiatrists and psychotherapists. They will be facilitating the group by helping group members support each other. 

Time: 12 – 1 PM EST

Date: Starting 9/9 and repeating every 2nd Friday of the month.

If interested, please register at

Postpartum Group – Women in Recovery

Start date: September 6, 2022
End date: December 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 am
Location: Virtual

A virtual, mother-friendly group – Join us in conversation, tool-building and learning from somatic and psycho-spiritual based teachings.

This group is for the woman on her healing journey, managing the enormous demands of motherhood, and the demands of herself.

Women in Recovery…from what?
Any woman recovering the self from addiction, codependency, trauma, anxiety & depression.

We will meet virtually beginning September 6, 1pm EST. It will be an OPEN group with no commitment. Drop-in as you wish . You will receive weekly emails describing each upcoming group and you may participate in whatever group you would like.

Every Tuesday, 1 PM EST.
* Replay Available for Purchase *

Group will begin with a tuning in and addressing the collective energy of the group, providing some insight into some of our needs, emotions and drives. We will engage in curriculum, meditation, journaling, and supportive, led discussion.

Our goals are to release perfectionism, build self-compassion and tools, as we navigate the demands of our lives and of motherhood.

Topics discussed include:

  • Beyond Postpartum depression : the system, the mother, the woman.
  • Somatic Healing
  • Tools of Empowerment
  • Trauma & Maternal interaction
  • Mothering Beyond our Mothers.
  • And more!

This group is designed to be mother friendly!  Watch the replay at your convenience. We believe that healing and wellness comes from a holistic approach – that it looks like flexibility and alignment to ones authentic needs/desires. Keeping our healing journey intact is a necessity not only in maintaining ourselves, but in meeting the very demands of motherhood. We are so honored to be part of your healing and wellness journey and look forward to meeting you. 


Group is led by Aditi Verma, LMHC and Rachel Khints, LMHC.


Mandarin-Speaking Support Group for Young Professionals

Start date: August 30, 2022
End date: November 15, 2022
Time: 7:30 am

This will be a 12-week Mandarin-speaking support group for young professionals who experience burnout, anxiety, and difficulty settling into the hustle of New York City.

The group is designed to help Mandarin-speaking individuals to process their life struggles in their own language. In the meantime, the group will invite participants to work on emotional regulation, personal values, and self-care planning.

You will leave this group with:

  • An understanding of the difference between burnout and daily tiredness. Participants will be able to assess their energy by reading bodily and mental messages
  • Ability to express complex emotions to precisely respond to yourself and your relationships 
  • Practical mindfulness skills that you can practice by gauging your needs and preference
    Practical tools to establish goals, overcome barriers and increase motivation to facilitate changes
  • A holistic understanding of your value system that guides you to the ideal version of yourself

This support group is for Mandarin-speaking young professionals who experience burnout, anxiety, procrastination, the feeling of lost, and difficult transitions. 


When: Tuesdays at 7:30pm from August 30th to November 15th

Where: 875 6th Ave, New York 10001

Price: $65 / per session (90 minutes) 

*Please inquire about sliding scale* 

Facilitator: Rich Chen, MHC-LP 

For more details or interest in signing up, please reach out to me at

Fantasian, a Queer&Trans Asian Support Group

Start date: February 5, 2022
End date: April 22, 2022
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Fantasian Support Group

Fantasian is an upcoming virtual support group for queer&trans Asians (anyone who identifies within the Asian diaspora). The group begins in February 2022, and will be facilitated by Ren Lee, LMSW (they/he/佢) and Jackson Sky, LMSW (they/them).

  • Fridays, 6:15-7:30pm ET
  • 12 sessions
  • Aetna & BCBS are accepted and we have a sliding $40-65 fee per session
  • We can see folks located in NY/NJ

Learn more and sign up here!

Women’s Support Group

Start date: January 31, 2022
End date: December 31, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Virtual
women's support group

Being a woman sucks sometimes, forget thigh gaps, how about wage gaps? Tired of feeling imposter syndrome and not feeling good enough? Do you feel the crushing pressure to conform and perform in a career, relationship while looking amazing? Tired of toxic relationships? There’s not enough time in a day, and finding balance without sacrificing your mental health, and feeling burnout and stressed out all the time. Are you hungry for a safe space for support, and connection with other women who are also looking to step up in relationships, career and mental wellness?

This support group will discuss how lack of boundaries can lead to burnout and the “shoulds” are holding you back from asking for what you want in life! We will also have mindfulness exercises at the end of each session and optional challenges and exercises to help us grow.

Email Shanni to set up a 15 minute consultation at

  • Session cost: $65, limited sliding scale spots available only to group members that need it
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Group size: 8
  • For women ages 18+
  • Session length: 75 minutes
  • Time: weeknight evenings, TBD
  • Can accept clients from NY and FL

About the Facilitator:

Shanni Liang is a licensed clinical social worker in New York City. She is a proud Asian American trauma therapist that specializes in EMDR and psychoanalysis which helps adolescents and young women with life transitions and overcoming anxiety, depression and attachment issues that hold them back in life. As a therapist who works with young Asian American women, I have noticed a pattern of perfectionism, pressure to perform and people pleasing until burnout and exhaustion. I teach women to stop feeling small and start taking up space.

Support Group for Vietnamese-Speakers 50+ (online)

Start date: April 1, 2021
End date: June 30, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: online

Phuong Bui, LCSW, will be facilitating a Vietnamese 50+, short-term support group starting in April 2021. This group will be limited to 4-7 Vietnamese speaking clients.

Dates and times are to be determined based on member availability. Due to COVID-19 this group will be held via Sessions or

You can learn more about Phuong here, and contact her at

FREE Parenting Workshop for Chinese Speakers (online)

Date: March 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Free Parenting Workshop for Chinese speakers

VR Counseling and Psychological Services is launching a FREE parenting workshop for Chinese-speaking parents. The topic of the first session is “How to Understand Your Kids and Identify Red Flags”.

Date: Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Time: 7:00-8:30 EST

Language: Mandarin Chinese

For registration, please fill out your contact information here. For more information, please contact Xinyu Sun at

Healing Circle: Combating Anti-Asian Racism

Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom

Asians around the world have experienced an upsurge of anti-Asian racism since the beginning of the pandemic due to the impact of white supremacy and hateful rhetoric surrounding the Coronavirus. With the stereotyped homogenization of Asian-identifying individuals, harm and violence have plagued the daily lived experiences of many Asians. Join this Circle with a Modern Health therapist for an intersectional space to learn, process, and heal. This session is open to all — both those who identify as Asian and allies. 

This will be a listen & learn session, so if you are looking for in-depth learning on a topic and the chance to ask questions, this is the Circles format for you!

Led by Diana Liao, LMHC, co-founder of Bridges Mental Health

Date: Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Time: 2pm EST

RSVP here

By Us For Us — Beyond Cultural Competence: Decolonizing Clinical Constructs (virtual, free)

Date: January 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: online

‘By Us For Us — Beyond Cultural Competence’ is a training series where clinicians of color critically examine the current treatment modalities available and how those can be adapted to most effectively work with BIPOC clients. Formal clinical training does not highlight the experiences of or best treatment practices for clients of color. 

As a result of being trained in a paradigm centered on whiteness, clinicians who work with BIPOC clients are offered care that is less sensitive and effective than their white peers receiving the same treatment. Clinicians who recognize these disparities start shifting their practice to meet the needs of their BIPOC clients in isolation. While this often results in innovative and dynamic practice, it is our view that health care is best practiced and developed as a community.

Thus, this and subsequent webinars aim to provide clinicians and students with a sense of support and community in a space centered on meeting the needs of BIPOC clinicians seeking to support BIPOC clients in evidence based practice. We will provide actionable ways that clinicians can shift their case conceptualization and practice.

Who can benefit from this training? This space is centered on the experiences of BIPOC clinicians and students. This may also be useful for white clinicians who would like to broaden their ability to provide responsive care to BIPOC clients.

Date: Monday, January 18th, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Time: 11:30am – 1pm ET

Registration is FREE. Sign up here.

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