The Impact of Racism on Asian and South Asian American Communities:

Coping, Caring, & Wellness
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  Coping, Caring, & Wellness

For more information or help registering for the event contact:
Sharon Gunda, LCSW at or 781-698-4851


This workshop will address the ways in which these communities are impacted by racism.  Presenters will also discuss stigma around help-seeking in Asian communities and ways that members of these groups may cope with racism, mental health struggles, and move toward wellness individually and collectively.  The importance of mind-body approaches will be discussed.  We are also hoping for discussion with the participants as we intend this to be an interactive workshop and invite the questions, comments, and wisdom of others to be offered to all. 
Please note, for the privacy of participants, this session will not be recorded.


Dr. Marcia Liu is a Chinese American licensed psychologist. She was born in New York before moving to Maryland. Dr. Liu works as a Professor and Mental Health Outreach Coordinator for a federally-funded grant program at Hunter College in New York City. There, she teaches a class on Asian American Communities and Mental Health as well as a class on Theories and Research Methods for Researching Asian American Communities.  She trains faculty about the needs of Asian American College Students as well. Dr. Liu also has a private practice where she does individual psychotherapy with immigrant and U.S.-born Asian American young people, as well as other people of Color, and trauma survivors. Dr. Liu completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Boston College, where she dissertated on the Asian American experiences with racism, and its impact on their physical and mental health.  Her current research and clinical interests focus on mental health stigma, racism stress, migration and transition experiences, intergenerational conflict, and trauma.

Dr. Anmol Satiani is a South Asian American licensed psychologist and Assistant Director for Clinical Training at DePaul University Counseling Services in Chicago, Illinois.  In this role, she works with university students in individual and group counseling, supervises doctoral students in training, conducts outreach programming on campus, oversees the training program, and is a member of the leadership team of the Center.  Dr. Satiani has worked in university counseling centers, community hospitals, community mental health centers, and in private practice with adults of a wide range of backgrounds. Two of these settings were specifically for Asian immigrant and Asian American populations, including the Asian Mental Health Clinic at Cambridge Hospital in Sommerville, MA.  She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. Her dissertation research specifically focused on indigenous narratives of suffering and healing amongst South Asian, immigrant women.  Dr. Satiani has also taught courses in clinical supervision, counseling theories, and multicultural psychology at a few universities. Her writing and presentations focus on race, racism, mental health, and culture.