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Jan 11
Beyond the Couch Ep 57: The Practice of Holistic Healing & Wellness with Alena Kwong

Happy 2023! This week, Diana welcomes back Alena Kwong, LMSW, to discuss different forms of holistic healing and wellness. As a holistic healer herself, Alena shares how her former career as a pastry chef led her down a path toward wellness including reiki, nutritional counseling, and yoga. Together, Alena and Diana discuss the messiness of […]

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 […]

Aug 10
Beyond the Couch Ep 38: How to Talk about Mental Health with Loved Ones with Dr. Yu-Kang Chen

This week, Christie chats with Yu-Kang Chen, PhD, about the challenges of getting mental health care for loved ones. They discuss how language barriers, technological difficulties with telehealth, and misconceptions around treatment might make older family members hesitate to seek help. While every individual is unique and complicated in their physical and emotional needs, Christie […]

May 11
Beyond the Couch Ep 25: The Inner Work of Social Justice with Lynn Min

This week, Christie chats with Lynn Min, LMHC, about the vulnerability and tension of talking about race and social justice in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. Lynn shares her background in social justice and how she’s learned to cultivate inner work in pursuit of collective work. […]

Apr 06
Beyond the Couch Ep 20: Surviving Burnout within Ourselves & with Others with Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya

This week, Christie chats with Dr. Priyanka Upadhyaya about burnout and the effect of chronic stress on our minds, bodies and emotions especially through the pandemic. While illustrating how burnout bleeds into every other part of our lives, Dr. Upadhyaya offers insights on grounding in micro-moments, cultivating equitable partnerships, and setting boundaries with toxic work […]

Mar 16
Beyond the Couch Ep 17: Reflecting upon the Atlanta Spa Shootings, Collective Trauma & Community Healing

This week, Sam, Diana & Christie reflect upon the anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings as well as the increased anti-Asian sentiment and reported hate crimes over the past couple of years. They discuss safety, collective trauma and loss as well as personal experiences of harassment within and beyond NYC. Along with sharing their ongoing […]

Jan 26
Beyond the Couch Ep 10: Coping with Seasonal Depression with Alena Kwong

This week, Christie chats with Alena Kwong, LMSW, who is a psychotherapist and member of the Bridges Clinician Community. Alena discusses how the natural shift in seasons can lead to Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the winter blues, and offers guidance on practicing mindfulness, coping individually and with others, and the importance of going with […]

Dec 22
Beyond the Couch Ep 7: We’re Tired & Other Year End Reflections

In the last episode of 2021, Christie, Diana and Sam reflect upon a year of growth, pushing their limits, and preferring rest over setting goals for the new year. Listen to a sneak peek below, and find the full episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts & more! Wishing everyone rest and warmth through the holidays. We’ll […]

Dec 08
Beyond the Couch Ep 5: Burning Out and Saying No

This week licensed therapists Sam, Diana and Christie discuss stress and burnout, the societal pressures of productivity, and the joy of saying no. Listen to a sneak peek below, and find the full episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & more!

Nov 24
Beyond the Couch Ep 3: Boundaries & Self-Care Around the Holidays

This week licensed therapists Sam, Diana, and Christie reminisce about eating Asian foods during the holidays, fielding comments from our grandmothers, and offer practical tips for navigating boundaries and self-care throughout the holiday season. Listen to a sneak peek below, and find the full episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify & more!