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Please give David, one of the newest members of the Mango Tree Team a warm welcome!⁠

𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐎𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐫 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐲 (𝐇𝐞, 𝐇𝐢𝐦, 𝐇𝐢𝐬)⁠
𝐋𝐒𝐖, 𝐌𝐒𝐒, 𝐌𝐀⁠
𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐏𝐬𝐲𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐭 & 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭⁠

"I am a Licensed Social Worker in West Philadelphia. My therapeutic approach is relational and psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and I have additional training in Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. As a former academic, my clinical thinking is heavily influenced by queer theory, feminism and social & critical therory more generally. My writing on topics including sexuality, sex, identity, activism, HIV/AIDS and film/media can be found in a number of peer reviewed journals. My clinical experience is wide ranging but I have a special familiarity working with issues surrounding sexual and gender identity, sex, life transitions and substance use, particularly with those for whom conventional recovery models (i.e. 12 step fellowships) are not a good fit."⁠

𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧⁠
Master of Social Services, Bryn Mawr Graduate College of Social Work and Social Research⁠
Master of Arts, New York University⁠

𝐀𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧⁠
Sexuality, queer sexuality, hook up culture, substance use, harm-reduction. #gay #msm #harmreduction #therapy #queer #mentalhealth #intersectionality #queermen #hookupculture #grindr #jackd #scruff #recovery #sexualhealth
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Thursday, 10/28/2021, 8pm EST
Join Zara and Joann in our South Asian listening circle. In this group, we will talk through the experiences of South Asian identity.
Register Today: https://forms.gle/hKy2r4VN8Lgkssag9

#southasian #aapi #asianamerican #therapy #diaspora #pakistani #bangladeshi #asian #mentalhealth #counseling #community #philly #therapist #racialidentity #asianmentalhealth #southasianmentalhealth
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1st Thursdays of the Month: 10/7/2021, 830pm EST
Join Noel and David to talk through the challenges of hook-up culture, shame, and identity for LGBTQ+ Men. This group is for folx who identify as men in the LGBTQ+ community.

Register Today: https://forms.gle/BBPttqq8u1UBh8MX8

#gay #aapi #lgbt #menshealth #grindr #jackd #scruff #bbrt #sexuality #love #queer #gaymen #bimen #queermen #therapy #sexpositiveculture #bathhouse #piggy #pnp #m4m
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2nd Thursdays of the Month: 10/14/2021 8pm EST
Join Mango Tree clinicians in talking about sex, sexuality, pleasure, and AAPI identity. We’ll talk about relationships, sex, shame, love, and strategies for enhancing intimacy and love. This group is for folx who identify as Asian/Asian-American, Pacific Islanders. Learn more about us: mangotreecc.com

Register Today: https://forms.gle/mRGG5wmDpb96EC727

#aapi #mentalhealth #sexeducation #sexuality #aapimentalhealth #asian #asianamerican #therapist #therapy #philly #pleasure #bodypositivity #mentalwellness #identity #sexeducation #sexuality #aapi #sextherapy
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We are happy to announce that we are partnering with William Way Community Center to provide a special monthly Mental Wellness Seminar series, starting in October! 🥳⁠

These sessions are closed, safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ men. This is a gender and sexuality-affirming space; if you identify as a man in the queer community in any way, you are welcome. 🌈 ⁠

Our first session is next month on October 7. We will be discussing intimacy, healthy relationships, vulnerability, and other similar themes. Our hosts for the evening will be Mango Tree clinicians Dr. Noel B. Ramirez LCSW, and David Harvey MSW, LSW.⁠

We hope to see you there. Please share with your friends, families, and colleagues who would benefit. 🥭⁠

⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⁠

🅻🅸🅽🅺🆂⁠

Registration link to share: https://bit.ly/queer-mws⁠

Mango Tree Counseling & Consulting: http://mangotreecc.com/⁠

The William Way Community Center: https://www.waygay.org/⁠

#queermentalhealth #lgbtqiamentalhealth #lgbtqmentalhealth #queermenmentalhealth #gaymentalhealth #bimentalhealth #gay #bi #queer #intersexmentalhealth #trans #transmentalhealth #nonbinarymentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthIShealth #williamway #mangotreecc
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Where does your anxiety lead you?⁠

What is the feared outcome?⁠

Can we lean into it instead of running away from it?⁠

#aapimentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #asammentalhealth #anxiety #depression #ocd #gad #phillymentalhealth #asiantherapists #aapitherapists #mentalhealthIShealth #mentalhealthmatters #therapistsinphilly #pennsylvaniatherapists
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Have you ever:⁠

- Had a relative body shame you at a family function?⁠

- Engaged in diet culture to achieve a certain body and felt terrible about it?⁠

- Wished your body was different?⁠

- Felt frustrated by white standards of beauty?⁠

- Wanted to love yourself and your body more?⁠

If yes, come through to our Mental Wellness Seminar.⁠

Join us for Mango Tree's September Mental Wellness Seminar on Thursday, September 9th, 2021, 8pm EST via Zoom.⁠

Register for free: bit.ly/mws-september

This month we will be discussing fatphobia, body image, gender dynamics, and body liberation. This is open to the larger AAPI community and community members of Mango Tree.This event is public and is a closed group for Asian-American Pacific Islander folx. A component of this group will be recorded for our Youtube channel. ⁠
Seminars are free and an opportunity to learn frameworks towards mental wellness and are facilitated by mango tree clinicians.⁠

Learn more about us: mangotreecc.com⁠

#bodyliberation #decolonizebodyimage #fatphobia #bodyimage #genderdynamics #asianbodyimage #decolonizebeauty #decolonizebeautystandards #aapiwellness #aapimentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #healthybodyimage #mangotreecc #mtcc
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Thank you to Al Día for highlighting the work of Mango Tree and other wonderful, beautiful people in the Philly area! #aldia #philly #aapi #40under40 #sp2 #mangotreecc ...

Couldn't make it to our last Mental Wellness Seminar? ⁠

No need to fear; our Youtube channel is here!⁠

https://bit.ly/mtccyoutube⁠

Pop on over and get access to the full recorded session!⁠

#mtcc #mangotreecc #aapitherapists #asiantherapists #mentalhealthishealth #mentalhealthmatters #therapistsonyoutube #toxicworkplace #burnout #aapimentalhealth #asianmentalhealth
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Sometimes the first step in dealing with challenging times is remembering the beginnings, middles, and ends.⁠


#AAPIMentalHealth #AsianMentalHealth #AAPITherapists #AsianTherapists #MTCC #MangoTreeCC #FirstGenAAPI #SecondGenAAPI #IntergenerationalTrauma #Trauma #Healing #Recovery #Inspiration #NewBeginnings #TrustTheProcess #ItsTheJourney
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Self Rituals allow us to build a sense of commitment and trust with our bodies and wellness.⁠

What are some of your self rituals? ✨⁠

#aapimentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #phillyaapi #asiantherapists #aapitherapists #mentalhealthIShealth #mentalhealthmatters #selfcare #selflove #selfcareisessential #mangotreecc #mtcc
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Mindfulness exercises and rituals can help build the neurological strength to climb out of depression.⁠

Here are 5 example exercises and rituals:⁠

1. Counting and focusing on your breathing⁠

2. Waking up every morning and setting your intention for the day⁠

3. Taking the first three bites of your meals mindfully - fully experiencing the tastes, texture, and enjoyment of what you're eating⁠

4. Yawn and stretch for at least 10 seconds every hour⁠

5. The Five Senses Exercise: Notice 5 things you can see, notice 4 things you can feel, notice 3 things you can hear, notice 2 things you can smell, and notice 1 thing you can taste.⁠

#mindfulness #neuroscience #depression #anxiety #AAPIMentalHealth #AsianMentalHealth #AsianTherapists #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthISHealth #SelfCare #MindfulnessExercises
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We'd like to cordially invite you to come and show your support for our founder & director, Dr. Noel B. Ramirez, and all the other amazing professionals in the 2021 cohort of @aldianews' 40 Under 40! The showcase event will be on Friday, August 27 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Barnes Foundation. ⁠

Tickets can be purchased here: https://aldianews.ticketleap.com/2021-al-dia-40-under-40/details
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One Week Away! 📅⁠

Don't forget to sign up for our next Mental Wellness Seminar, happening next Thursday, August 12 at 8 PM EST over Zoom. This topic, toxic workplace environments and burnout, has been highly requested. See you there!⁠

Register here for free: bit.ly/mws-august
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We are pleased to announce a new addition to our healing dream team! Everyone give a warm welcome to Zara! 🥳 ⁠

𝐙𝐚𝐫𝐚 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧 (she/her/hers)⁠
MS, NCC⁠
Psychotherapist & Consultant⁠

I am a National Certified Counselor and received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University. Within my training as a therapist, I have worked with various communities: college students, first-generation college students, BIPOC folks, and community mental health settings. I am a Pakistani-American and can speak English, Urdu, and Pashto fluently.⁠

In my work, I utilize a person-centered approach, providing a safe, warm, and comfortable space for us to explore emotions, thoughts, and self-awareness in our healing journey together. I am available and honored to work with you and help you achieve your mental wellness goals.⁠

𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧⁠
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University⁠

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Book a free, 30 minute consultation with us here: https://calendly.com/mangotree⁠

#aapitherapists #womentherapists #asiantherapists #southasiantherapists #browntherapists #bipoctherapists #poctherapists #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthIShealth #aapimentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #phillymentalhealth #villanova #philadelphia #mangotreecc #mtcc
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Honored to be a part of a fabulous bunch… #aldia #40under40 #philly #filam #aapi #mentalhealth ...

Sometimes it feels like our trauma, or anxiety, or depression, or any other challenge we face, is in charge. It feels all-consuming, inevitable, and like it controls us. ⁠

But it doesn't define us. It's our responsibility, but not our master. ⁠

You control your own narrative; it's a true "choose your adventure." In therapy, we can find you the pen, paper, and whatever other stationery you need in the kit & caboodle to take charge of your story!⁠

#NarrativeTherapy #AAPIMentalHealth #MTCC #MangoTreeCC #AsianMentalHealth #AsianTherapists #AAPITherapists #PhillyMentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthISHealth #MentalWellness #YouShallOvercome #ItTooShallPass
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Check out this panel on Thursday, 7/22/21, 230pm est on cultural differences within AAPI immigrant families. #aapijoy #asianfamily #therapy #mentalhealth #asian #filipina #filipinx ...

When you heal the hurt in yourself, you heal your ancestors as well.⁠

The inheritance of inter-generational trauma can end with you.⁠

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Self-reflection and addressing the wounds in one's soul and mind is emotionally, mentally, and physically exhausting. On the days I want to quit and hide away, I remind myself that the work I do is not just for myself - but for everyone I share lineage with. We will not hide. We will not cower. The cycle ends with us.⁠

#AAPIMentalHealth #AsianMentalHealth #AAPITherapists #AsianTherapists #MTCC #MangoTreeCC #FirstGenAAPI #SecondGenAAPI #IntergenerationalTrauma #Trauma #Healing #Recovery #Inspiration #Ancestors #AncestralHealing
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Thank you for the engagement and great dialogue during last week's seminar! We touched on various themes of interracial families and dating, as well as relational skills such as establishing your True North, Turning Toward instead of Turning Away or Against, and identifying the Four Horsemen of Relationships in order to begin fostering healthier communication.⁠

Next month's Mental Wellness Seminar is centered around toxic workplace environments and burnout, a topic that has frequently come up as an interest. This will be an open space for AAPI folks to come and discuss their experiences, and share what coping mechanisms work for them. Register for free: bit.ly/mws-august (all lowercase!)⁠

#mentalwellnessseminar #mangotreecc #mtcc #mentalhealthIShealth #mentalhealthmatters #aapimentalhealth #asianmentalhealth #toxicworkplace #burnout #toxicworkplaceenvironments #toxicworkculture
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Happy #FriYay! We'd love to celebrate the end of the week by spotlighting one of the newer members of the team! Enter: Felicia! ⁠

𝐅𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚 𝐋𝐮𝐨 (she/her/hers)⁠
LPC, MSEd, MPhilEd⁠
Psychotherapist & Consultant⁠

I am a Philadelphia based Licensed Professional Counselor. When working with my clients, I utilize a person-centered and healing-focused approach to meet their individual needs. I also have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, as well as specific trauma focused treatments. My clinical interest and areas of specialty focus on working with individuals struggling with attachment-based issues, depression and anxiety, with sexual orientation and gender identity, relationships, and trauma.⁠

I have had to learn different languages and adapt to new countries and cultures at multiple stages of my life. This has pushed me to explore and establish an understanding of my own racial and cultural identity as a Third Culture Kid, and as an immigrant. It is due to these experiences that I am passionate about being able to help my clients to process and navigate their own identities. ⁠

Whether you have seen a therapist in the past or this is your first time, I am here to provide a safe space and help guide you along your journey to self-exploration and meaningful change. I hope to have the opportunity to join you along your path to building resiliency. ⁠

𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧⁠
MSEd, MPhilEd from the University of Pennsylvania⁠

#PhillyTherapists #AAPITherapists #AsianTherapists #MentalHealthIsHealth #MentalHealthMatters #AAPITherapist #AsianTherapist #PhillyTherapist #MangoTreeCC #MTCC #WomenTherapists #WomanTherapist #AAPICounselor #AAPICounselors
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To cap off Pride Month, we’ve asked our outreach consultant Cali Tran what being an openly LGBTQA+ person in the AAPI community means to her:

“Being an openly queer person of Southeast Asian descent is significant to me because it can help give others the courage to pursue their own freedom of self and heart.”

Pride is forever! 🌈

#LGBTQAAPI #HappyPrideMonth #QueerAAPI #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthISHealth #AAPIMentalHealth #MangoTreeCC #MTCC #QueerSoutheastAsian #QueerAsians
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Hello! Mango Tree Counseling & Consulting, LLC is a mental health group practice and resource center serving the AAPI community and larger BIPOC communities.

Every 2nd Thursday of the month, we host Mental Wellness Seminars, community talks that explore the intersections of AAPI identity. These are closed discussions for AAPI folx and open to the public.

July's Topic is Interracial Dating and Families among AAPI communities. Dr. Ramirez & Cali Tran will be going over different frameworks, research, themes, and relational strategies.
Register today!:
https://forms.gle/njbNxpjE6R9Cwv6aA
Learn more about us: mangotreecc.com

#asian @asianamericanlife #thisfilipinoamericanlife #interracialcouple #mentalhealth #asianamerican #therapy #mentalwellness #couple #couplestherapy #postcolonialism #discussion #aapi
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Are you an AAPI therapist or counselor licensed in Pennsylvania? ⁠

Do you want to be a part of a growing network of healing providers that are doing incredible work within their community?⁠

If so, tell us about yourself and your practice at info@mangotreecc.com to be included on our referral list! Feel free to also send questions/concerns.⁠

Tag a therapist you know! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

#AAPITherapists #AsianTherapists #PhillyAAPITherapists #PhillyTherapists #PennsylvaniaTherapists #SouthAsianTherapists #EastAsianTherapists #SoutheastAsianTherapists #WestAsianTherapists #CentralAsianTherapists #PacificIslanderTherapists #PasifikaTherapists
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Next month is fast approaching, so we'd like to give a heads up on July's Mental Wellness Seminar! We will be discussing interracial dating and families. This will be structured as an open group discussion to share stories, triumphs, challenges, recurring themes, and everything in between. We will also be developing relational skills in this session. ⁠

Our hosts will be Dr. Noel B. Ramirez, founder and director of Mango Tree Counseling & Consulting, and Cali Tran MSW, LSW, our outreach consultant. We're looking forward to great dialogue and creating a safe community space with you!⁠

Don't miss out; register for free at https://bit.ly/MWS-July⁠ (case sensitive!)

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Mango Tree Counseling & Consulting is a Philly-based mental health resource center prioritizing the needs of the AAPI communities in Philadelphia and PA at large.⁠

For more information, visit our website: http://mangotreecc.com⁠

To schedule a consultation: http://calendly.com/mangotree
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Tell me where your suffering takes you.⁠

Does it take you to the front of the war or straight to defeat?⁠

#AAPIMentalHealth #PhillyMentalHealth #AsianMentalHealth #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthISHealth #MTCC
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Today we'd like to highlight Matthew Wong, our Administrator here at Mango Tree and one of the co-founders of @phillyasianqueer! We asked what being an openly LGBTQ+ in the AAPI community means for him. Here's what he had to say:⁠

"For me, coming out and being open to my friends and community has been the start of my journey towards my authentic self."⁠

#Pride #HappyPrideMonth #AAPIandLGBTQ #LGBTQAAPI #WeAreHere #PAQ #PhiladelphiaAsianQueer #QueerStories
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