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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 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 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 […]

May 04
Beyond the Couch Ep 24: Granting Ourselves Permission with Dr. Jenny Wang

This week, Christie and Diana chat with Dr. Jenny Wang about her new book, Permission to Come Home: Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans. Dr. Wang talks about the terrifying yet healing process of writing this book, sharing her own family history, and moving through failure, vulnerability and grief. Together they explore the power of […]

Mar 23
Beyond the Couch Ep 18: Asian Name Trauma & Reclamation with Jieun Ko

This week, Christie chats with Jieun Ko about her story of reclaiming her name. Jieun discusses how her name was appropriated as ‘Chi’ as a child, and how her reclamation took place alongside the rise of Asian representation in media, anti-Asian hate and the Atlanta spa shootings, and through her own work in therapy. Inspired […]

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 […]

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!

Feb 12
Understanding the Four Fs of Complex Trauma

What is Complex Trauma? Oftentimes when we think of trauma, we imagine a singular traumatic experience. As our knowledge on this topic has grown, clinicians and researchers realized that our conceptualization of traumatic experiences can actually be much more complicated. While a singular traumatic event can definitely have a strong impact, we’ve also realized repeated […]

Nov 29
Understanding Collective Trauma and How it Impacts Us

As we continue to move through and try to adapt to all the shifts and changes that have come in 2020, it’s become clear that this experience is impacting everyone in one way or another. Through the fear, loss, and pain that has come with moving through COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the […]