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Mar 22
Run for Bridges at the NYC AAPI 5K!

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Jan 18
Beyond the Couch Ep 58: Therapists In Therapy with Kim Park

This week, Christie chats with Kim Park about the challenges that therapists themselves face when seeking mental health support. They discuss how difficult it can be to take their own advice about self-care and processing their emotions that they give to their clients. Kim shares how working through her own journey as a Korean adoptee […]

Dec 21
Beyond the Couch Ep 56: Burnout Recovery and Prevention with Dr. Snehal Kumar

This week, Sam chats with Snehal Kumar about recovery and prevention of burnout, and the ways in which it especially shows up for those in marginalized communities. They talk about how to notice burnout creeping up on you, especially while living in NYC, and the consequences of long-term burnout. They also discuss the importance of […]

Dec 14
Beyond the Couch Ep 55: Coming Into Balance Through East Asian Medicine with Melissa Soong

This week, Christie chats with Melissa Soong about becoming more attuned to natural patterns to better care for ourselves and our mental health. Melissa shares how eastern medicine, such as acupuncture, can help us explore root causes of maladies and addiction, observe and treat our bodies through a holistic lens, and achieve sustained health and […]

Dec 07
Beyond the Couch 54: How Trauma Impacts Our Relationship with Our Therapist with Chrissie Chua-Ly van Manh

This week, Sam chats with Chrissy Chua-Ly van Manh about the importance of a therapist’s role in helping clients with trauma overcome the fears and triggers that they have accumulated through their experiences. They discuss the hurdles that therapists face when seeing trauma clients, as well as the particular challenges that a survivor of trauma […]

Nov 30
Beyond the Couch Ep 53: Living a Life with More Ease with Dr. I-Ching Grace Hung

This week, Diana and Dr. I-Ching Grace Hung chat about the integration of Buddhist philosophies into therapy, living in a resting state rather than a grind state, and how to make life work for us in unconventional ways. They talk about what traveling and living abroad have taught them about savoring life and living with […]

Nov 16
Beyond the Couch Ep 52: Challenging Imposter Syndrome with Angela Kerrigan

This week, Christie sits down with Angela Kerrigan to examine impostor syndrome through the lens of racial identity and chat about ways to challenge these feelings of inadequacy. They discuss how stereotypes and microaggressions keep people of color in cycles of self-doubt by questioning their belonging or imposing unrealistic standards. Angela shares how she worked […]

Nov 02
Beyond the Couch Ep 50: Going Beyond the Mind with Psychedelics in Therapy with Lynn Min

This week, Sam chats with Lynn Min, LMHC, about the therapeutic use of psychedelics to reach greater self-understanding, self-compassion, and actual healing. They go into what it feels like to come out of psychedelic trips and feel lighter and at peace, and the power of these medicines to rewire your brain to become more receptive […]

Oct 26
Beyond the Couch Ep 49: Financial Anxiety, Scarcity, & Enoughness with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin

This week, Diana chats with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin about the anxieties we have about money and how to cultivate a healthier relationship to our finances. They discuss the mental, cultural, and emotional hurdles that keep many people, especially those who identify as BIPOC or come from immigrant backgrounds, from gaining financial literacy. They talk about how […]

Oct 19
Beyond the Couch Ep 48: Honoring Chinatown’s History & Community with Mott Street Girls

This week, Christie sits down with Anna Huang and Chloe Chan of @ mottstreetgirls to talk about the community and vibrancy of New York City’s Chinatown. They chat about how they came to appreciate their identities more through learning more about their culture’s history and how they have come to view education as a way […]