As a bicultural kid growing up in Taipei and San Francisco Chinatown, I was surrounded by multi-cultural diversity from a young age. Since then, I've been interested and noticed when I feel different or feeling like the other. And the angst of living in between cultures.
I found psychotherapy to be frequently absent in API culture. In API/Asian-American families, talking about feelings is not very commonplace. When personal issues arise, it remains within the individual and becomes an invisible struggle, sometimes unbeknownst to the individual themselves. Further, Asians are less likely to seek therapy. When issues that arise are not addressed while in the family, it remains dormant, undigested, and eventually needs to be processed later on in life. The work of psychotherapy can be invaluable for one's health and well being. I have a Master's of Science degree in Counseling. I speak conversational Mandarin.
I formerly worked as a corporate management in Fortune 50 companies and small non-profits. I have worked in middle, high school, and community college students. As a masculine-presenting queer POC, I know how hard it is to deal with microaggressions and more overt oppression as a token minority. I understand what it's like trying to navigate job stress, the frustrations of working in corporate and non-profit organizations.