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My name is Chalay Chalermkraivuth (they/them), and I’m a therapist-in-training currently studying towards a Master’s at Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter CUNY. 


I believe that the racist capitalist context that we live in is deeply alienating and severs our relationships with the world, our communities, and ourselves. Restoring those relationships—especially after or amidst abuse and harm, both structural and interpersonal—is difficult, lifelong work. Though professional mental healthcare is only one way to seek greater healing under direly adverse circumstances, I hope that the therapeutic relationship we build together will be supportive in healing your relationships with yourself and with others. 


Being in training, I am building my practice using tools from my organizing background (healing justice, abolitionist care work), from my professional training (psychodynamic therapy, relational feminist theory), and from my personal experience (survivor support, parts work). I ground my practice in survivor wisdom and respect for clients’ autonomy. I am deeply indebted to mad disability justice practitioners, whose work contains knowledge and wisdom beyond the institution. Particularly because I am new—though also because I always try to be open to being wrong and being in conflict—I am receptive to feedback and hope that we’ll be able to build a fitting, safe, creative relationship.


I have particular experience working with survivors of domestic abuse and trans and queer people. I’d also like to work with organizers and activists, non-citizens, neurodivergent people, and people who are practicing COVID precautions. To name my social location, I’m a queer, non-binary, neurodivergent Thai non-citizen from a class-privileged background.


If you are curious about working together, please email to set up a free consultation.

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