Providing a wide range of service and support
Pierce and King counties are home to Washington State’s largest populations of Asians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. This includes hundreds of refugees and immigrants who need health care, emotional support and help meeting practical needs, such as housing and employment.
Our Asian Counseling program delivers a broad range of care and support in our clients’ homes, their communities and in our Asian Counseling offices. From help obtaining U.S. citizenship to dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we offer compassionate, culturally appropriate care.
Why Choose Us
MultiCare Asian Counseling Services have been meeting the unique needs of immigrants and refugees from Cambodia, Korea, Vietnam and the Pacific islands since 1985. We help people achieve well-being and self-sufficiency in a way that honors their cultural identity.
Highlights of our program include:
- Experienced counselors: Most of our team is bilingual. Most of our counselors also have direct experience dealing with the challenges immigrants and refugees face.
- Culturally appropriate care: We deliver services that stay true to our patients’ cultural values. These include communicating with you in your preferred language. In most cases, clients receive care from counselors who come from their same culture.
- Specialized behavioral care: Working with state-certified behavioral health experts, we help Asian and Pacific Americans struggling with mental health conditions that include trauma and PTSD.
- Seamless care: Our focus on integrated services means that counselors work with specialists across MultiCare Health System to help our clients get care that is respectful of their cultural beliefs and preferences.
MultiCare Behavioral Health is the only community mental health service provider in Pierce County that offers Asian Counseling services to clients in three Asian languages:
How We Help
Our program provides a wide range of service and support to our clients, including:
- Individual, group and family therapy for mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and trauma and PTSD
- Help applying for public programs, including disability benefits, the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) and Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)
- Help accessing community resources, such as legal resources, job training services and education
- Free counseling to victims of sexual assault or other crimes, including identity theft