This week, Christie chats with Nita Batta, LMSW, and Tiffany Momoko Kindred, LMSW, about their intersecting experiences being Asian in the U.S. They discuss the contrast between Tiffany’s experience of culture shock moving from Japan to the U.S. and Nita's experience growing up in suburban Pennsylvania with parents who emigrated from India. Despite their unique identity stories, they all connect on themes of otherness, belonging, and finding peace within our authentic choices. Additionally, Tiffany and Nita discuss working with their clients to unpack internal conflicts around achievement, sacrifice, and self-worth.
Learn more about Nita and Tiffany at their group practice website, A Good Place.
Nita Batta, LMSW
Tiffany Momoko Kindred, LMSW
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