Episode 83: "Immigration Resilience and Mental Health"

Dr. Sugi (Sugandika) | Licensed Psychotherapist, TEDx, Public Speaker, CEU Provider

Episode 83

Show Notes

Guest: Dr. Sugi (Sugandika) | Licensed Psychotherapist, TEDx, Public Speaker, CEU Provider

Date: May 8, 2023

I had the wonderful pleasure of having Dr. Sugi on the show today.

Dr. Sugi is is originally from a beautiful island called Sri Lanka. She is a licensed psychotherapist in New York (LMHC) and New Jersey (LPC), a certified substance abuse clinician (Master CASAC) in New York and internationally, and is also an approved DWI assessor and clinical screener for impaired driving offenders in New York. She is a strategic leader, motivational speaker, researcher, and writer. Dr. Sugi has worked in Behavior Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Counseling for over 20 years in various treatment settings. Her educational journey in Sri Lanka, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States helped her to learn coping strategies and leadership skills.

In today’s episode, Dr. Sugi expressed the struggles she went through as an immigrant in the United States and what she had to do to overcome those barriers. We also got into many great discussions on the issues current immigrants are going through and what we can do as the American people to help them overcome those barriers to success.

It was a great honor having Dr. Sugi on the show today.

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