Ivy Chim, LMSW

Sex/Gender: Cisgender, Female
Pronouns: She / Her
Ethnicity: Chinese


I am a first-generation Asian American who immigrated from colonial Hong Kong, and passionate about supporting the Asian American community to decolonize mental health and heal racial/intergenerational trauma. Some of the lasting impacts of racism and colonialism are the erasure of one’s identity, language, tradition, and cultural roots that alter one’s identity and a sense of belonging. It is my hope to help you find home, safety, and belonging within you!


With a former career in geography and cartography, unveiling the interconnectedness of people, environment, time & space is part of my life. Maps tell us where we are, and offer a perspective and direction that inform where we want to go. Yet, sometimes we lose sight of our own roadmap in life, lose connection to self, and get stuck in the pain and suffering.


I believe therapy is a creative and dynamic mapping process. We will work together with compassion and curiosity to explore your inner world and navigate emotional terrains. Whether you feel lost in life transition, overwhelmed with anxiety and depression, or stuck in place by trauma, together we can help you reconnect with your inner compass and find a path forward. I am committed to hold space for you to feel and express, be seen and heard, and to support you to heal and grow.


I take a heart-centered, mind-body approach to psychotherapy while considering everyone’s individual needs and goals. I integrate therapeutic modalities including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and mindfulness practices. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, grief and bereavement, sexual abuse, racial and intergenerational trauma.

License Number: 114721
License State: New York
Practice Information
Sliding Scale / Reduced Fee Accepted: Yes
Types of Insurance Accepted: Out of Network
New York, New York, United States
English, Cantonese
Therapy Offered
In Person Therapy, Telehealth/Teletherapy
Types of Therapy
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment-based/Relational Therapy
Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Grief, Personal Growth, Burnout, Life Transitions, Self Esteem
Last modified: May 23, 2022

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