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Sometimes we find ourselves not knowing where or who to turn to when things get hard. But we're not alone in our mental health struggles. The Universal Asian has put together these resources that can offer support when needed. Remember that we are an open and safe space, so reach out if you can’t find what you're looking for. We're here to help. And if you’d like to see a resource added to this list, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or email us directly.

Organizations: Resources for Immediate Help

This webpage provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides information on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat


SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727)


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.

Asian Mental Health Collective

Asian Mental Health Collective seeks to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care, promote emotional well-being, and challenge the stigma concerning mental illness amongst Asian communities worldwide. Their goal is to build a community for Asian mental health support.

Korean American Mental Health 

A website with a mission to make psychotherapy culturally appropriate for Korean Americans. They hope to show the world what challenges Korean Americans endure in their daily lives.


#MentalHealthPH is an organization that champions and builds mentally healthier communities around the Philippines. They believe that mental health is a fundamental human right and aim to make mental health support more accessible for you—from stories and resources that inspire and educate, to professional services, facilities, and more!

Active Minds

Active Minds is a nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults that is dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. The site offers an immense variety of resources, ranging from statistics, up-to-date news, and tips regarding mental health, many of which can be found by clicking “Resources.”

Seeking Counsel: An Expert Panel in Mental Health Shares Wisdom

This is a general guide offered by I AM ADOPTEE on how to find counseling as an adoptee.

Beyond Words Psychological Services Adoptee-Therapist Directory 

This directory provided by Beyond Words Psychological Services includes licensed U.S. mental health professionals who identify as adoptees & work with adoptees/adoptive families in a variety of public & private settings. Only providers who have voluntarily submitted their information have been listed.

The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village  is a free web resource that provides information about addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues.

The Adoptee Group’s KAD Village

KAD Village is a community that showcases businesses, art, music, podcasts, multimedia, books, research, and other projects that are led by Korean adoptees. The village also lists adoptee support groups that are effective for the unique journey of adoptees.



The following is a list of mental health professionals, counselors, and life coaches.

Laure Badufle

Korean-French adoptee, Laure is a certified kundalini yoga teacher, transformational coach and the founder of RAJAVTAR. she helps Adoptees to heal and empower through yoga classes and individual support, both online and in-person. her offerings focus on reconnecting with the body, building self-esteem, befriending emotions and manifesting life mission.

Jeannie Celestial, Ph.D.

**Currently serving clients at capacity & am not taking new individual clients at this time. Feel free to message for waitlist or group workshop options.** Dr. Celestial is a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in supporting people through personal and collective healing and transformation. She integrates EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), CBT, ACT, and other evidence-based practices with a culturally responsive, holistic, and social justice-oriented care approach. It’s her honor to bear witness to and facilitate healing from trauma and stress.

Vivi Wei-Chun Hua, Psy.D. 

Dr. Hua is a Clinical Psychologist & International Student Success Coach. Originally from Taiwan, she obtained her Doctor of Psychology degree from Yeshiva University in New York. Dr. Hua serves a diverse population, with a focus on first and second generation immigrants, Asian families, intercultural couples, and international students. Services are available in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Dr. Hua provides a brief free consultation call for individuals interested in working with her.

Sun Mee Martin

Sun Mee is a Korean/German adoptee, holistic coach, and founder of Numaru, an international community and safe space for transcultural adoptees to explore the meaning of identity, belonging, and holistic healing. Sun Mee’s own healing path has led to her mission to help fellow adoptees find clarity, compassion, and emotional courage in their adoptee journey. She offers virtual 1:1 and group support, in-person retreats, creative and mindfulness workshops, and monthly community circles to connect, be heard, and feel seen. You can connect with her @numaru.truebelonging.

Kyla Mitsunaga

Kyla Mitsunaga is a Depression Overcomer/Subconscious Mind Expert who works WITH women millionaires to help get their lives and their businesses out of depression using a growthspirational toolkit that helped me do the same. Kyla coaches clients globally in masterminds and 1:1 sessions on zoom. “Feel free to schedule a FREE consult WITH me — Can’t wait to meet you and work WITH you and your subconscious mind!”

Kate Powers

Kate Powers is a life coach who specializes in helping people use their potential and purpose. She focuses on career coaching helping people make a career transition. Kate has a holistic and comprehensive integrated perspective from previous work in mental health counseling and as a massage therapist and yoga teacher as well as corporate Human Resources and recruiting. Kate can be found on Instagram @itskatepowers and @mysuperpowerssay


Cam Lee Small

Cam Lee Small, MS, LPCC provides resources on this webpage, including information on an Adult BIPOC Adoptee Support Group. You can follow him on Instagram @therapyredeemed.

Angela Wu

Angela Wu is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Empowerment Coach who is passionate about de-stigmatizing mental health in the AAPI community as well as helping women of color reclaim and raise their voices in order to embody their empowered authentic selves! In her therapy practice, she helps individuals find healing from trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief, as well as navigate acculturation and intergenerational issues, difficult life transitions, and relationship issues. Her approach to therapy is strength-based, culturally affirming, and anti-oppressive. In her coaching practice, Angela helps Asian American women break free from perfectionism, people-pleasing, and imposter syndrome in order to reclaim and embody their true selves. Angela offers free consultations with those interested in working with her. You can follow her on Instagram @thesassyasiantherapist. 


The information provided by The Universal Asian on our website is for general informational purposes only. All information on our website is provided in good faith; however, we make no representation or guarantee of any kind—express or implied—regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness of the provided information.

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