Therapy For Asian Americans

It is imperative that all mental health professionals take part in cultural trainings. It is so important to know how cultural differences can cause mental health issues.

Something called microaggressions contribute to anxiety and depression among many minorities, but especially Asian Americans.

Brandon Shindo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a psychotherapist. He joins Dr. Liz on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected to explore the topic of therapy for Asian Americans.

Key Takeaways from Dr. Fedrick’s chat with Brandon:

• Learn about Brandon’s background and his role in the mental health field
• Hear about microagressions and how they pertain to Asian Americans
• Find out about the differences between collectivist societies vs individualistic societies
• Discover why “disruption” can be taboo in an Asian household
• Gain understanding about the “code switching” it takes to go between a traditionally Asian household and a career in the US
• Hear the benefits of an Asian American going to therapy with an Asian American provider
• Find out the barriers Brandon sees the most frequently to Asian Americans seeking help withmental health issues

All of this and more, on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected.

Connect with Brandon on the K and B Therapy website:
Connect with Brandon on instagram: @kandbtherapy

For more information on Dr. Elizabeth Fedrick, visit her website:
Connect with Dr. Fedrick on Instagram: @drelizabethfedrick

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