Not Your Model Minority: AAPI Therapy Group

Not Your Model Minority

Asian American Therapy Group for Women & Non-Binary Folks

An icon listing information for the Not Your Model Minority Asian American Therapy Group for Women & Non-Binary Folks. Facilitated by Miranda Nadeau PhD of Panorama Therapy.Every Monday from 12:00 to 1:30 Central

Meets virtually
To participate in the Asian American Therapy Group, you must be located in Texas (TX) or Alabama (AL), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), Colorado (CO), Delaware (DE), District of Columbia (DC), Georgia (GA), Idaho (ID) Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), North Carolina (NC), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN), Utah (UT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), or West Virginia (WV)

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Asian American women & non-binary folks are masters of nuance. Whether our origins are rooted in the subcontinent or the south east, there is a lot that binds us. Used to navigating across cultures, we balance taking up space and invisibility, we wrestle with the sometimes messy dynamics between family & self, we teeter between affirming & ending generational patterns, we work hard. And too often, we’re doing all that in a vacuum. But you know what?
You were never meant to push through it alone. Especially as Asian Americans, we are often physically distant from our cultures of origin and emotionally distant from each other. But we, like everyone, yearn for connection and a sense of belonging. This therapy group is an opportunity for Asian Americans to be witnessed, to experience real community, to know from first-hand experience that you are not alone.
Join me for an empowering, weekly therapy group only for Asian American women and non-binary folks, where we can be ourselves, form authentic bonds, receive support, and feel understood while we work toward our personal healing and growth.

Click here for the sign up form.

Do you know the feeling when you’re showing up for everyone else but not really getting the care you need…when you’re carrying the full weight of your emotions & experiences, ashamed to speak up and claim space, wondering what it might look like for you to be seen authentically for who you are, cautious of how you might be judged, and still despite that feeling finally ready to bravely share and be seen? You’re in good company.

specifics on the Asian American therapy group

Virtual therapy group on Mondays 12:00-1:30 pm Central
7 participants minimum to get started, 9 participants maximum

$60/session, billed monthly 
Insurance not accepted for group
Intake session & non-refundable $120 deposit due to reserve your spot

Group facilitated by Licensed Psychologist Miranda Nadeau, PhD

Use the form below to sign up by requesting a free 25-minute intake session!

sign up 4 group

Eligible states include TX, AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL, KS, KY, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VA, WI, & WV

therapy group details

This group may be a great fit for you if:

  • You are an Asian American, Asian, South Asian, or Pacific Islander woman or non-binary person.
    • This is a deliberately inclusive space. If you have questions about whether you meet this criterion, please write to me!
    • Multiracial folks are welcome.
    • Asian Americans who “don’t look Asian” are welcome.
  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have goals for your personal growth and development that may include:
    • gaining insight into yourself
    • improving emotional awareness and/or regulation
    • setting boundaries
    • prioritizing your & others’ needs
    • owning and appreciating your identity
    • learning about your relationship styles and patterns
    • fostering compassion for yourself and others
    • becoming more authentic & open
    • leaning into relationships for support
    • connecting with fellow Asian American folks
    • speaking your truth out loud
    • increasing psychological flexibility
  • You have some prior experience with therapy
  • You can attend group weekly for a minimum 6 month commitment. Consistent attendance is expected, as your presence is important to the group and part of the healing process for all. Fees are for your membership in the group and are billed monthly regardless of attendance. Departure from the group is discussed with care on a case-by-case basis.

This group may not be right for you if:

  • You need more therapeutic care or time than weekly group sessions can provide
  • You’re signing up for the group for anyone but yourself
  • You are physically located outside of Texas or one of the participating PSYPACT states: Alabama (AL), Arizona (AZ), Arkansas (AR), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), District of Columbia (DC), Georgia (GA), Idaho (ID) Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), North Carolina (NC), Ohio (OH), Oklahoma (OK), Pennsylvania (PA), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), Wisconsin (WI), or West Virginia (WV)


Excellent q! Newcomers are welcome. You can expect a space where you can share what your world is like, as much or as little as you want to and listen to the (often relatable) experiences of others.⁣⁣

You can also check out what has to say.

We sometimes start with an introduction round, followed by a check-in where you are invited to share how you’re doing and for the rest of the session we explore some themes that are coming up for some or all of us and we end with a check-out before the session ends.⁣⁣ Or sometimes it’s totally different. We’ll witness the format that emerges together!

A photograph of Miranda Nadeau, PhD AAPI therapist. She is smiling and making eye contact with the viewer. She wears a burnt orange striped shirt with black pants and gold earrings. Behind her, out of focus, is a lawn with grass, purple heart, and trees. A cloudy sky is visible above. What does it mean to face misguided societal ideas about a “model minority” while still striving to succeed, to face intergenerational trauma with limited spaces to heal, to navigate family demands & obligations in a wider culture that may not “get” it?  As a Taiwanese American who has asked many of the same questions, I get excited about helping diverse Asian Americans across the country in balancing self and other, building self-compassion & psychological flexibility, and showing up with authenticity.

It’s hard enough to do the work of therapy without also having to explain your family culture, justify your values, defend your experiences of oppression, and keep your racial identity from being erased or over-dramatized. I get that!

Not sure about our fit? Reach out for a conversation so we can get to know each other.

Yes, group and one-to-one work complement each other really well and offer unique and distinct growth opportunities.⁣⁣

Learn about funding sources for therapy on the Resources page.

Yes, we accept HSA & FSA cards and group therapy is considered a healthcare expense.

Due to the labor of love involved in preparing the group, your deposit is non-refundable for any reason. Please check your schedules ahead of time! Fees are for membership and are billed at the beginning of the month for that month’s sessions.

No, it’s not possible to drop-in for single sessions. Group members commit to attending group until they have met their goals, and not sooner than 6 months after their first session.