This type of therapeutic approach recognizes that psychological and social development is not necessarily the same for people of different cultures and backgrounds.
As an immigrant, I pride myself in being sensitive to, and comfortable with, cultural differences.
My goal is to understand how your culture, beliefs, and practices impact how you perceive the struggles that you’re facing without imposing my own views or those of the majority American culture.
Some of the specific issues that may come up in these sessions include, but are not limited to: conflict between first and second generation family members (i.e. immigrant parents expecting their American-born children to subscribe to the same ideals and practices of their culture of origin), feeling discriminated or persecuted, navigating through certain aspects of the American culture (i.e. dating and sexuality, building a social network, feeling homesick, etc).