What Kind of Asian Are You?

AAPI Mental Health and Therapy | Vera Cheng | #95 #aapiheritatemonth

May 16, 2024 Season 5 Episode 95
AAPI Mental Health and Therapy | Vera Cheng | #95 #aapiheritatemonth
What Kind of Asian Are You?
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What Kind of Asian Are You?
AAPI Mental Health and Therapy | Vera Cheng | #95 #aapiheritatemonth
May 16, 2024 Season 5 Episode 95

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In support of AAPI heritage month and mental health awareness month, we are happy to bring you a conversation about Asian mental health and therapy. 


Our guest for today’s episode is Vera Cheng. 


Things covered on today’s episode: 

Vera’s background 

Asian mental health 

Trauma and therapy 

Blossom mental health fund 


Vera’s bio:

Vera Cheng is a registered social worker, psychotherapist, seasoned speaker, and the founder of Talk Therapy with Vera. With over 15 years of devoted work in mental health and racialized communities, She is a leading expert in mental health and anti-Asian racism, featured in renowned media outlets such as CBC NEWS, CP24 and CTV NEWS. In addition, she partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association and featured in a provincial mental health campaign. 

As a Chinese-Canadian immigrant, she has honed her practice beyond therapy sessions into community engagement, advocacy and fighting against Asian hate. She is passionate about mental health awareness, primarily through anxiety, which she has struggled with. Sharing her journey helps reduce mental health stigma in the hopes of helping others overcome their struggles, too. 

Talk Therapy with Vera is deeply rooted in the "Healing Lens," with the anti-oppressive framework addressing anti-Asian racism through attachment, client-centred, self-compassionate and trauma-informed approaches. She engages with my clients collaboratively and empathically to improve their self-awareness and make positive, goal-directed life changes.

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! Make sure to follow Vera and also stay tuned into our podcast this month for more conversations with awesome AAPI talking about topics that we in the diaspora care about.


Vera Cheng, BSW, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist  

Your Toronto Asian Mental Health Advocate & Public Speaker

Website
Instagram
Twitter
Blossom Mental Health Fund

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2. Share our episodes with friends and family
3. Subscribe to us on your streaming platform
4. Leave us a rating and review on Spotify and Apple Podcast
5. Buy Us a Coffee! (Supporting us financially really helps but it's definitely not required, do it if you can)

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Show Notes

Send us a Text Message.

In support of AAPI heritage month and mental health awareness month, we are happy to bring you a conversation about Asian mental health and therapy. 


Our guest for today’s episode is Vera Cheng. 


Things covered on today’s episode: 

Vera’s background 

Asian mental health 

Trauma and therapy 

Blossom mental health fund 


Vera’s bio:

Vera Cheng is a registered social worker, psychotherapist, seasoned speaker, and the founder of Talk Therapy with Vera. With over 15 years of devoted work in mental health and racialized communities, She is a leading expert in mental health and anti-Asian racism, featured in renowned media outlets such as CBC NEWS, CP24 and CTV NEWS. In addition, she partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association and featured in a provincial mental health campaign. 

As a Chinese-Canadian immigrant, she has honed her practice beyond therapy sessions into community engagement, advocacy and fighting against Asian hate. She is passionate about mental health awareness, primarily through anxiety, which she has struggled with. Sharing her journey helps reduce mental health stigma in the hopes of helping others overcome their struggles, too. 

Talk Therapy with Vera is deeply rooted in the "Healing Lens," with the anti-oppressive framework addressing anti-Asian racism through attachment, client-centred, self-compassionate and trauma-informed approaches. She engages with my clients collaboratively and empathically to improve their self-awareness and make positive, goal-directed life changes.

Happy AAPI Heritage Month! Make sure to follow Vera and also stay tuned into our podcast this month for more conversations with awesome AAPI talking about topics that we in the diaspora care about.


Vera Cheng, BSW, MSW, RSW (she/her)

Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist  

Your Toronto Asian Mental Health Advocate & Public Speaker

Website
Instagram
Twitter
Blossom Mental Health Fund

Support the Show.

Thank you for listening!
Help this podcast:
1. Follow us on Instagram @whatkindofasianpod
2. Share our episodes with friends and family
3. Subscribe to us on your streaming platform
4. Leave us a rating and review on Spotify and Apple Podcast
5. Buy Us a Coffee! (Supporting us financially really helps but it's definitely not required, do it if you can)

All the links!
https://linktr.ee/whatkindofasianareyoupod