Silently struggling with stress and difficult emotions has been taking a toll.
You might have been noticing that your stress, anxiety, anger, or depression has been increasing, while at the same time it has become difficult trying to balance academic, work, and family obligations. Add to that the expectations your family have for you that you’re either struggling to meet or don’t agree with.
The messages you’ve been given are that success in school and work will lead to happiness, or that mental health concerns don’t exist and are dismissed when they’re brought up.
You may have felt guilty about your difficulty with stress and emotions, or you may be in conflict about your right to feel this way when thinking about the struggles and hardships that your parents and elders went through.
Now, the difficult emotions you are experiencing are overpowering and this has left you feeling alone and panicked.
If you feel it, then it matters. You matter. Any experience of distress, whether it’s emotional or physical, is a sign that what you’re going through is something that needs attention and now your body is literally sending you an alert. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this alone.
Through individual therapy with me, you will be understood and validated in your experience as an Asian American or Pacific Islander. We can process what this experience has been like for you. We can also explore new helpful ways to respond to stress, difficult emotions such as guilt, depression, and anxiety, and overwhelming thoughts, while also looking at the future with hope.
My fee for sessions is listed here: Rates and Insurance
Learn about me and how my experience as an Asian American shapes me as a therapist:
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