About

Asian Mental Health Professionals of Georgia (AMHPGA) is a community of Asian-identified mental health professionals who have united under shared beliefs that mental health is essential to overall well-being and that Asian communities, especially, lack access to and understanding of the importance of quality treatment. We exist to help Asian Americans heal from issues impacting themselves and their communities. By creating this platform and making ourselves visible, we hope to destigmatize mental health within Asian populations.

Founders

Kaila S. Tang, MA, LMSW

Kaila (she/her/hers) identifies as a second-generation American-born Chinese woman. A San Francisco native, she is now based in Atlanta and works as a psychotherapist in private practice. Kaila holds master's degrees in social work from the University of Southern California, and clinical psychology from Columbia University. 

As a social worker, Kaila is passionate about advocating for mental healthcare equity on behalf of underserved populations. Kaila acts as the Chief Program Officer at the Asian Mental Health Collective, dedicating her time to normalizing and destigmatizing mental health within Asian diasporas. 

When she isn’t working, Kaila enjoys cuddling with her cats, perfecting her skincare routine, searching for the best eats, and binge-watching the latest horror movie or cartoon series.

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Elena Kim, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Elena Kim (she/her/hers) identifies as a 1.5-generation Korean American woman. After obtaining her Master's degree in Human Development and Family Science from Ohio State University and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, she settled down in Atlanta and now works in private practice at the Pathway Center for Psychotherapy. There, she sees a wide variety of clients and conducts therapy in both English and Korean.

Growing up and being educated in both Korea and the US, Dr. Kim has always been fascinated by the Asian diaspora and how Asians all over the world construct their multiple identities. Having been in her own individual and couples therapy for the past 20+ years as well as doing therapy with clients, Dr. Kim knows first-hand about the transformative power of therapy and how it can help to connect to one's inner world, heal emotional wounds, and enhance relationships with others.

 

In her spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys cooking, working out with weights, and spending time with her family and friends. If you have any questions about therapy, please feel free to send her a message.