Beyond the Couch with Bridges

Finding Peace within our Authentic Choices with Nita Batta & Tiffany Momoko Kindred

March 02, 2022 Christie Kim, Diana Liao and Samantha Waldman Episode 15
Beyond the Couch with Bridges
Finding Peace within our Authentic Choices with Nita Batta & Tiffany Momoko Kindred
Show Notes

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

  • The pull lies in the strength of the familiar; the push is an urge to create space and jump into the unfamiliar. As an individual who was raised between two cultures, I offer a warm and safe space to discuss cultural competency as it relates to your life.
  • Connect with Nita at nita@agoodplacetherapy.com

Tiffany Momoko Kindred, LMSW

  • Being biracial and bicultural, I understand the complexities of holding multiple identities. I walk alongside individuals and couples to help them explore and gain an understanding of how their past has led them to their present, and how they want to move from the present into a happier, more fulfilling future.
  • Connect with Tiffany at tiffany@agoodplacetherapy.com


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.

Write to us with comments & questions, we'd love to hear from you.

@bridgesmentalhealth
bridgesmentalhealthnyc@gmail.com
www.bridgesmentalhealth.com

Cover photo by Janice Chung
Theme music by Will Marshall