Asian / Asian American Therapists in New York

Finding an Asian / Asian-American therapist can be one of the most important factors for an Asian / Asian-American person looking for a therapist. Asian therapy seekers may find that they feel more comfortable seeing a therapist who understands Asian culture and the unique societal, personal, familial, and professional experiences of being Asian in America. They may also feel that they have a greater shared foundation with Asian therapists on which to discuss intimate topics in therapy.

Below are Asian / Asian-American therapists in New York. They specialize in a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, and multicultural therapy. All therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team to ensure they offer high quality, clinically rigorous care. You can also check what language the provider speaks on their individual profile.

Find a therapist who matches what you are looking for, watch their introductory video, and book a free initial consultation to find a great fit!


Susan  Park

Susan Park

220 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $390 - $425 per session

I believe in our ability to choose one thought over another to reduce stress and improve overall mental wellness. My goal is to provide compassionate and professional care to reduce stress and improve quality of life. Although I work with both men and women, I specialize in women's mental health and perinatal psychiatry. Through therapy and psychopharmacology, I manage mood and anxiety symptoms occurring around menses, pregnancy, infertility/fertility, and menopause.


Shama  Goklani

Shama Goklani

90 Broad Street, New York, NY, 10004

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $125 - $200 per session

It can be difficult to feel secure and make connections with others while feeling bogged down from past experiences and relationships. I work together with my clients, you are the experts in their life, you feel what they feel and it's not for me to invalidate that. Instead I try to hear your story, and work with you on changing your narrative to be the story that you want to have. I believe that we all have this need to connect and we are affected by our past experiences that impact how we react to things, but that we can gain insights on how to make changes for ourselves.


Afshan  Mohamedali

Afshan Mohamedali

3 Audrey Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

This work starts with establishing a relationship with a therapist you feel comfortable with and will respect your thoughts, feelings, and life experiences. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring a good match between my patients and myself so that the therapeutic work can be successful. I offer a space marked by both relief from stress and challenge toward change. I encourage curiosity about the self, employ humor and metaphor in my work, and believe that authenticity is key.

I am not a silent therapist and believe that my relationships with patients should be collaborative. Please feel free to contact me to talk about how I can help you.


Preet  Chowdhary

Preet Chowdhary

353 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $200 per session

Preet's work is informed by a psychodynamic and relationally-based approach. She embraces holistic psychotherapy that integrates the mind, emotions, body, and spirit in an effort to understand and integrate the "whole self." She will work in collaboration with you to recognise the core issues, emotional blocks, patterns, and beliefs that may be keeping you from living your true life.

Her specialties include life transitions, stress management, depression, anxiety, emotional trauma, self-esteem issues, dating/relationship issues, family conflicts, and work/career related concerns.


Anika  Banu

Anika Banu

Online Sessions, NY

850 7th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $95 - $150 per session

My goal as your therapist is to support and empower you to focus on your strengths in order to become the best version of yourself possible. I help my clients cope with the psychological and emotional difficulties that underlie our unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. I am multi-culturally trained to work with people from diverse backgrounds. I ensure that regardless of sex, race, orientation, each client is treated equally and with respect in a safe, welcoming environment.


Tracy  Vadakumchery

Tracy Vadakumchery

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: United Healthcare, Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $185 per session

My goal is to help demystify therapy for you. Many people come to therapy with me hoping to "cure" themselves, only to learn how to live with their "bad" emotions. Why?

Dr. Heather Maio, a psychologist at the Renfrew Center, once said the following about the goal of therapy: "We don't want to get better. We want to get better at feeling". This is called emotional tolerance. I hope to give you the most effective therapy so that you can walk away with the right tools to manage your emotions.

But first, it's important that we take time to get to know each other and get to the root of what is holding you back from progress. I believe that therapy tools are only effective when there's compassion, trust, and an understanding of your resistance.

Calling is the first step. Click the link to schedule your free consultation with me!


Babita  Spinelli

Babita Spinelli

200 West 57th Street, New York, NY, 10019

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

My journey:

In the early 1990s, I obtained my law degree and practiced law and corporate consulting at a Big 4 firm for many years.

In my late 30s, I felt stuck. My relationship was falling apart and my career just did not feel like me. I felt unfulfilled both personally and professionally.

I did not know how to manage all of these challenges. I also didn’t want to keep burdening my friends and family and felt overwhelmed by opinions and advice. I wasn’t sure what to do next.

Through my own therapy, I learned how to navigate through a truly difficult time in my life. (Eventually, my significant other and I parted ways and I experienced first-hand the divorce process and all of its recovery phases.) I also learned to recognize what was holding me back and how I could move forward to a better, healthier and happier life.

Through this process, I recognized what my calling was: being a psychotherapist.

After a significant clinical and academic journey, I transitioned into my new profession and opened my private practice.

Looking back on my journey, I can see that all of those experiences added to my innate ability to deeply connect and empathize with my clients who face similar challenges. The tools I developed in my own process such as resilience, empowerment, and understanding patterns to make better and healthier choices translate into all life transition spaces.

These tools and qualities really made a positive difference for me, and they have helped the many others who have come to me for therapy.


Zakeeyah  Khan

Zakeeyah Khan

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $180 per session

Suffering in silence can be incredibly painful. You freeze up at the thought of sharing your story with others around you, afraid of their reactions. You’re angry at yourself for not being able to get it together, and you berate and belittle yourself daily. Whether you are struggling to cope with feelings of profound despair, manage an addiction, or transition careers, you second guess yourself at every juncture. You’re living in space of uncertainty and loneliness. And as much as you want to reach out, you continue to hide your truth out of fear and shame, putting up a guard that seems impenetrable.

You ache to get to the core of who you really are, to discover your zest for life. You want to make decisions with confidence and banish your self-doubt. You want to be defined by your strengths, not just your struggles; to embrace self-compassion, because you deserve it.

If you’re willing to take the first step towards feeling deeply connected to yourself, don’t hesitate to give me a call for a free, 15-minute phone consultation. I’m eager to get to know you, assist you in rewriting your story, and cheer you on as you take the steps to share it with wonder and pride.


Pei-Han  Cheng

Pei-Han Cheng

6 East 39th Street, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $275 per session

It’s very empowering to recognize what you need and actively solve the problems. Through the journey of discovering yourself, breaking from unhelpful patterns, and practicing new skills or new ways of relating to people, you can thrive and enjoy life better. My clients set off for this journey in the warm, supportive space I provide.


Janine  O'Brien

Janine O'Brien

Online Sessions, NY

Hempstead, NY, 11550

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

On the outside, you have it totally “together.” To others, you have a kick ass job, friendships galore, solid romantic relationships…many would say that you are crushing this thing called life. On the inside, it’s a bit of a different story. Although you have a lot of your stuff together (you are a badass, after all), there are still things that are missing or are not feeling quite right. You notice that you are going through your days mostly on autopilot and lay in bed at night wondering how you got here...feeling disconnected, anxious, and away from your true passions and dreams.

I get it. Reaching out for support can be so hard and for women, there’s conditioning to believe that you need to “hold it together” for everyone around you. You are messaged to believe that you can’t have big dreams, speak your mind, stand up for yourself, have needs, or prioritize yourself.

All of that is SO real and therapy is a powerful way to more fully understand your story and move toward your goals with the support of a professional to journey alongside you.


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