This week, Christie chats with Yu-Kang Chen, PhD, about his experience being one of the few Asian male therapists from graduate school to his work now. They discuss gender imbalances in the field, emotional labor and vulnerability, and getting his parents’ support on choosing this career.
Yu-Kang Chen is a licensed psychologist with a private practice focusing on providing individual and couple therapy for Asians/Asian Americans in both English and Mandarin languages. He is also the Clinical Psychologist/Training Director at Hamilton Madison House.
Bridges Mental Health is a stigma-free hub for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and South Asian Americans (APISA) to discuss, navigate, and seek mental health care in NYC.
Cover photo by Janice Chung
Theme music by Will Marshall