Thai Therapist in New York
As a native Thai but resident in a foreign country, we understand you may feel the urge to reach out to someone and talk through your daily struggles and uncertainties, whether it be in your personal or professional life but finding a Thai therapist in New York or anywhere else in the US can be a challenge which is why we are pleased to announce we are now expanding our counseling and therapy services to the United States including New York and Los Angeles.
After successfully helping several clients looking for therapy in the US Counselling Thailand has expanding the number of native Thai therapists for individual counseling, marriage counselling, couples therapy, family therapy and LGBT.
Prices for both therapy and counseling services start at as little as 80 USD for 60 minutes and 105 USD for 90 minute sessions. Substantially cheaper than prices in the US.
Why Therapy is a new Concept for Many 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 Bachelors 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 towards mental health 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.
Reasons Clients May Seek a Thai Therapist
- Inability to speak mother tongue with others.
- Lack of community.
- Cultural differences.
- Lack of social connection or friends.
- Thai-Western couples’ therapy.
- Inability to relate to other therapists.
- Language barriers.
Stated above are just a few of the reasons people may find it easier to relate to Thai therapists when they are nationals, living and working in a foreign country.
Where to Find Native Thai Therapists In New York?
There are currently very few resources providing access to native Thai therapists in New York, which is why we have received several enquiries regarding expanding our services online for both individual counselling and couples counselling.
In New York, we aim to provide native Thai counseling services at more affordable prices and with increased accessibility for those who require it the most. Sources state New York itself consists of 11,000 Thai residents. Other sources confirm there are over 300,000 Thai natives residing in the U.S. It is important to recognise it may be daunting for them to be able to seek help in a foreign country. We aim to help bridge this gap by providing counselling services online with our Thai speaking therapists.
We offer both native English counselors and also native Thai counselors, this can be hugely beneficial as the Thai nationals residing in the U.S may be able to access counseling services in their native language, which may make them feel more comfortable and confident, giving them the ability to open up further and be more transparent. We also offer our online counselling services on an individual, couple and group basis.
How to Access Thai Therapist in New York?
If you or someone around you is struggling in a foreign country, especially during the pandemic and could benefit from working with a native Thai therapist please reach out to us today via our online enquiry form. Additionally, we also offer a free consultation call without any financial commitment for you to decide whether we are the best fit for you or to simply answer any other questions you may have. Get started on your journey toward a better life!