Thai Therapists in Los Angles
Thai Therapist Los Angeles
Now introducing our counseling services with an experienced Thai therapist in Los Angeles online. As a Thai resident residing in Los Angeles, we understand you can often feel the urge to speak with someone about your daily uncertainties, whether it be in your personal or professional life. While seeking help is becoming increasingly popular in these times we live, it may sometimes be difficult to find the right therapist for you. However, this should not be a reason to shy away from receiving the help you need, when you need it most.
With increased accessibility with and at more affordable prices our counseling team are flexible around working hours and often the differences in time zones can be advantageous to all concerned.
The average cost of therapy in the US ranges between 100 and 150 USD per 45 / 50 minute session, whereas our prices are 2500 THB (Approx. 80 USD) for a 60-minute session and 3500 THB (Approx. 110 USD) for a 90-minute session with no extra charge for couples therapy.
Reasons Clients Seek a Thai Therapist in Los Angeles
- Lack of community.
- Language barriers.
- Cultural differences.
- Inability to speak the mother tongue.
- Lack of social connection or friends.
These are just a few of the reason’s clients may find it easier to relate to Thai therapists.
What Our Thai Therapists Offer?
Our native Thai therapists offer services for an extensive range of issues, some of which include:
- Anxiety Counselling
- Depression Counselling
- Couples Therapy
- Thai-Western Marriage Counselling
- Dysfunctional family dynamics
- Life Coaching
- Anger Management
- Stress Management
- Career Counselling
- Substance Abuse & Addiction Counselling
- Alcohol Counselling
- Art Therapy
Benefits of Online Therapy for Native Thai Speakers Looking for Thai Therapist in Los Angeles
In today’s generation with the rise of technology combined with limited access to Thai therapists in Los Angeles, New York and even across the US as a whole with the restrictions put forward by the global pandemic, online therapy has started becoming increasingly popular, slowly becoming accessible to everyone.
Let’s explore some benefits of online therapy:
- Good option for remote areas: Online therapy increases access to counseling services globally, and especially for those residing in remote areas. Individuals residing in these areas simply may not have access to treatment as there are limited or no options available at all. All you need to access our counselling services online is a reliable internet connection, which provides you with easy access to several professional around the world.
- Affordability and Convenience: All our online counsellng services are designed to be convenient and flexible for your needs, while also being affordable. Accessing therapy from the comfort of your couch also gives you the flexibility to schedule sessions according to your preference. Our therapists also constantly work flexible hours in order to accommodate time differences.
- Increased access to professionals: Online therapy provides access to everyone, regardless of their geographical location. It allows us to connect with counsellors who may be located in other areas, but with whom you may feel more comfortable and build a better connection.
- Clients may prefer it to traditional therapy: Some of our clients may actually prefer experiencing sessions from an area where they are comfortable and at ease. Online therapy can help clients feel more comfortable than they might be in a clinical setting. Additionally, it can work to alleviate the social stigmas attached to therapy.
Where to Find Native Thai Therapists in Los Angeles?
Currently, there are very few resources that provide direct access to native Thai speaking therapists in Los Angeles, California. Due to this shortage, we have received several enquiries regarding expanding our counseling services online for both individual and couples counselling. We have 3 native Thai therapists on our counseling team who are ready to help you at any given time.
We aim to provide native Thai counseling services for those who require it most, at more affordable prices and with increased accessibility. Some sources state Los Angeles, California, consists of the largest Thai population outside of Asia. It is said to be the home of the world’s first “Thai Town”. In 2002, it was estimated that approximately 80,000 Thai’s and Thai Americans reside in Los Angeles. It is important to us to be able to recognise it may be tedious or daunting for them to be able to seek help in a foreign country. Our primary aim by expanding our services to this corner of the world is to provide counselling services online with our English or Thai speaking therapists, at affordable prices to whoever might need it.
Why Therapy Is a New Concept For Thai People
There are certain factors which cause individuals not to be aware of counselling services and resources around them in Thailand: from their ecosystems to the individuals’ perception. Here are some of the issues faced:
Shortage of skills in healthcare: It is common in Thailand for people to be more familiar with the term clinical psychology, rather than counselling. It is known to be the only professional license available. In Thailand, any support for mental and emotional wellbeing, therefore, is usually given via psychiatrists and usually consists of medication. Only in the more recent years have universities started offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in this field. This usually causes clinical psychologists to be assigned and responsible for most cases. Meanwhile, in other countries, we seem to find that counselling areas are far more specific, inclusive and varied. Continuing to do a master’s degree overseas may be the only viable option for Thai natives who may be passionate about pursuing this career choice.
Misconceptions toward mental treatments: Even though counseling services these days seem to be more accepting as another alternative to recovery, it has not gained immense traction. There are several reasons which caused so many native Thai people to form an opinion around counselling and therapy:
Firstly, people do not see the necessity of it. Counselling requires commitment, time and money. Unfortunately the stigma around mental wellbeing remains, and some people may not be convinced they are required to go through these challenging steps in order to recover.
Secondly, some people may be affected by peer pressure. Thai people originate from a collectivist society, rather than an individualistic one. This unfortunately makes them concerned over the opinions of others and their reactions if people are to find out that they are receiving help and emotional support.
Thirdly, some may be in denial and simply not acknowledge the fact that they need help. Some individuals simply may think they are above it or often deny they are facing any issues altogether.
Lastly, some individuals may also have trust issues. They may not feel safe or comfortable being open, honest and transparent with their counsellors and may shy away from the idea of being vulnerable.
Reforming the Image of Counseling in Thailand
Universally speaking, the most crucial aspect when solving a problem is to acknowledge there is a problem in the first place. Unfortunately, the factors mentioned prior block people who are in need of healing. Their problems only become bigger and continue to affect them and also those around them.
In other countries, things are usually different because people perceive counseling differently. There lies an opportunity that there is still room for counseling services to expand, even within Thailand. Until this stage, social media has played a crucial role in helping spread the message and educate people, while also helping normalise the stigma of counseling altogether. We still have a long hard journey ahead of completely eradicating stigmas attached to mental health, however, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
How to Access Thai Therapists in Los Angeles?
If you feel you are struggling in a foreign country and need that extra touch of home, do not hesitate to reach out to us today via our online enquiry form. We also offer a free consultation call in order for you to get a chance to talk to us briefly and decide whether you believe we are the best fit for you. Or to simply answer any other questions you may have. Get started on your journey today!