How can I find a mental health provider who is part of or has experience working with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community?
Many people find it easier to open up with people who “get” their experiences. While all mental health providers are trained in empathy, having a provider who is part of your community, or who has experience working with people from your community, can make a difference.
Here are a few resources for your consideration:
- Psychology Today offers a “Find an Asian Therapist” directory. Use the search function to search by location, and narrow the search by mental health issues treated, type of therapy offered, type of insurance accepted, languages spoken and more.
- Asians for Mental Health offers a “Find an Asian/Pacific Islander Therapist” search feature on their website. Use the search function to search by state, and narrow the search by mental health issues treated, languages spoken and more.
- Asian Mental Health Collective is a nonprofit that supports making mental health easily available, approachable and accessible to Asian communities; they offer a “Find a Therapist” directory that is searchable by location, language, type of therapy offered, type of insurance accepted, and more.
- SouthAsianTherapists.org offers a directory of South Asian therapists. Use the search function to search by location, language spoken, and more.
Please note that NAMI does not endorse any particular resource provided here. You are encouraged to thoroughly research a provider’s licensure, training, and experience, and verify that a particular provider participates in your health plan, before engaging in treatment.