Asian Mental Health Professionals of Georgia (AMHPGA) is a community of Asian-identified mental health professionals who have united under shared beliefs that mental health is essential to overall well-being and that Asian communities, especially, lack access to and understanding of the importance of quality treatment.
AMHC's mission is to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health within the Asian community. AMHC aspires to make mental health easily available, approachable, and accessible to Asian communities worldwide.
DoSAA is a community of students and professionals committed to understanding social, emotional, political, and personal influences affecting South Asians in psychology and creating a forum to impact change for the betterment of South Asian mental health.
DoSAA intends to be a credible source of information and resources on South Asian mental health issues.
The Sikh Healing Collective was a trauma relief effort whose mission was to bring together all trained mental health professionals to provide support to the Oak Creek Sikh community following the tragic shooting that took place on August 5, 2012. The mass shooting left six members of the Sikh congregation dead in their house of worship (Gurdwara). Over the course of the next 18 months, nearly 50 mental health professionals representing 10 states across the country came together to provide support to the Sikh community. Our volunteers were South Asian and Non-South Asian. They were Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, and Jews. This was truly a collective effort.
On April 15, 2021, a mass shooting took place at an Indianapolis Fedex facility where many local Sikhs were employed. Eight people died, of which four were of the Sikh faith, and many more were left wounded and traumatized. The Sikh Healing Collective is currently partnering with local community members to pave a path forward to heal and empower the Sikh community of Indianapolis.
The SFC has a page dedicated to resources created by numerous mental health professionals who came together to help the community and “created the psycho-educational materials according to the community’s needs week to week…So it was a way to introduce mental health in a softer, kinder way without the stigma attached to it”. Downloadable resources include:
The AANHPI website provides an exhaustive list of AANHPI mental health service providers in all 50 states, COVID-19 resources, federal resources, mental health advocacy organizations as well as Racism and Mental Health.
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UPCOMING EVENTS: AAPI MENTAL HEALTH
- Are you a mental health professional, community worker, advocate, leader or healing practitioner, teacher, professor, school counselor, teacher, professor, lawyer, physician, nurse, church leader, non-profit organizer? Do you identify as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Desi American (APIDA)?Consider joining this training for APIDA Therapists & Community Leaders on June 4, 2-3:30 PM EDT.
The Community Resiliency Model (CRM) is a low intensity intervention that teaches easy-to-learn skills to manage emotional dysregulation in the nervous system during times of high stress. CRM is trauma-informed and resiliency-focused.
The goal of this training is to equip APIDA community leaders with the know-how to apply CRM skills themselves and also teach their clients, students, and patients to do the same.
- Join part 2 and 3 of the three-part virtual roundtable to address the impact of historical and present day trauma and social injustice on mental health, providing self-care strategies, and identifying long term community engagement strategies to address the mental health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders.
Co-founder, Asian Mental Health Professionals of GA
Chief of Programming, Asian Mental Health Collective
Psychotherapist, Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy
Kaila has extensive experience working with clients from various cultural, racial/ethnic, spiritual and religious backgrounds. She is passionate about reducing mental health stigma and advocating for mental healthcare equity on behalf of BIPOC communities.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
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Guneeta provides services for and works with clients suffering from various forms of trauma - sexual, physical, torture, or violent crimes. She works with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and adult survivors of childhood abuse . She utilizes somatic experiencing techniques to assist clients in gently processing the trauma that they suffered.
LCSW, RPT, SEP,
Somatic Psychotherapy & Play Therapy
Rita is a licensed clinical social worker, registered play therapist, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is passionate about helping empower individuals and families to live with more balance, compassion, and joy.
She specializes in providing a holistic and integrated approach to concerns such as abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, chronic illness, self-esteem, trauma, grief, loss, adoption, parenting, and relationship concerns.
Links for trauma healing modality Rita practices:
Dr. David Daesoo Kim, PhD, M.Div, LPC, CPCA
Dr. David Daesoo Kim is the founder of Research Institute for Counseling & Education (RICE). Dr. Kim is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia. Dr. Kim has enjoyed providing psychotherapy over the past 19 years. He is an adjunct faculty at the Mercer Medical School (Marriage Family Therapy Program) and maintains a private practice in Peachtree Corners, Georgia where he works with individuals, couples, and families in both Korean and English languages.