As a therapist, my primary goal is to help individuals navigate through life’s challenges and offer support during their darkest moments. However, it’s important to recognize that therapists are not immune to their own struggles. In this candid blog post, I want to shed light
We have seen rising rates in anxiety and depression amongst teenagers in the last several years. Teens face a number of challenges simultaneously – their bodies are changing, they are balancing high school classes and extracurriculars, and they are trying to figure out their identities.
In the midst of a culture fixated on diets, weight, and body image, it’s crucial to take a deeper dive into the pervasive phenomenon of toxic diet culture. On a recent episode from our podcast, Yellow Chair Collective podcast, Asian American nutritionist dietitian, Eling Tsai,
After painful or life-threatening events, we may experience ongoing stress related to that trauma. If this stress continues, it may develop into Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which has been steadily receiving more and more media attention in the last several years. There is a lesser-known
Entering new parenthood comes with a range of joys and stressors. And anyone who knows a new mom can understand that this journey can be challenging. It is no walk in the park for any new mom to navigate the new demands of a baby
The Common Struggles of Dealing with Hard Emotions Diverse Asian American therapy clients come to therapy with a wide array of issues, ranging from anxiety and interpersonal issues to eating disorders and low self-esteem. However, there is one commonality we see across almost all clients–
Grief is an inherent part of the human experience, and as Asian American adults, we often find ourselves grappling with both collective and individual grief. The interplay of historical traumas, cultural expectations, and personal struggles can be overwhelming, but we have the strength to heal
Being Highly Sensitive Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak There are a lot of conversations happening these days about being a highly sensitive person (HSP); being a highly sensitive teen can make you a robust and resilient person, as you can process and respond to the world
While it may seem like ADHD and trauma are separate concerns, there is an increasing body of research that indicates there are links between ADHD and trauma. In fact, there is actually a significant amount of overlap between the two experiences. As a result, it
As more and more people share their experiences with mental health, you may have heard some folks use the terms Empath or Highly Sensitive Person. For some individuals, these terms can offer clarity and a ‘name’ for experiences that may have never been previously recognized.