Pacific Asian Counseling Services

Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS) provides quality mental health and social services to families and individuals in a safe, caring, and confidential manner. The staff is professionally trained and supervised by licensed clinicians. Services are available to all. Depending on staffing, our language capacity usually includes: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Samoan, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Spanish Individual, couple, family and group counseling are offered to assist clients in: Addressing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, etc. Psychiatric consultation and medication support for ongoing clients School related concerns such as disruptive classroom behavior, ADHD, etc. Co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues Trauma recovery Grief and bereavement issues Improving interpersonal communication Bridging the cultural and generational gap in families Conflict resolution Adjusting to situational stress from divorce, job loss, relocation, etc. Clients are provided with individualized case management services to assist them in accessing and interfacing with needed resources such as: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) – Assistance to clients and their families who are enrolling or appealing eligibility for SSI benefits. Schools – Assistance to monolingual and limited English speaking parents to communicate with school personnel about their child. Assistance to enroll in low cost insurance programs such as Healthy Famililes and Healthy Kids. Vocational services – Assistance in the preparation for employment, GED and/or post employment services. Linkage to immigration and legal services Provide translation services and interpreters for PACS’ monolingual and limited English speaking clients.
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Join us April 24th @ 6pm to celebrate Khmer New Year's with one of our featured artists, Chhom Nimol. This year's theme will be "Celebrating the Diversity of Cambodian Culture" and will include cultural performances, short documentaries, music performances and more from Cambodia and the United States. Don't miss your chance to support and celebrate Khmer culture live at cambodiatown.com
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
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Join us April 24th @ 6pm to celebrate Khmer New Year's with one of our featured artists, Chhom Nimol. This year's theme will be "Celebrating the Diversity of Cambodian Culture" and will include cultural performances, short documentaries, music performances and more from Cambodia and the United States. Don't miss your chance to support and celebrate Khmer culture live at cambodiatown.com
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Good evening,

As President of the Board of Pacific Asian Counseling Services (PACS), I wanted to share some of my thoughts about violence against Asian Americans. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the United States continue to experience a growing number of incidents of violence, crime, and even murder. As a member of the AAPI community, I am saddened, angered, and frustrated by this trend. It took some self-reflection for me to get context on what is happening in our country. I slowly realized that our focus should be on what we have in common rather than on placing blame. I believe that we can make real progress if we see each other as a community instead of strangers. The people around you at any given time can be a teacher, a front-line worker, a local restaurant worker, or the parent of a friend.

With this new outlook, I began to think about things we can do around three themes: Support, Awareness, and Vigilance.

Support - When possible, we should be biased towards diversification and supporting all members of the community. Our agency is a shining example of this tenet as we continue to provide a range of mental health services and support to non-APIs in our community. We also need to be engaged and support actions that seek to condemn anti-Asian hate crimes. I recently learned that Mariko Kahn, Executive Director of PACS, spoke in support of a motion to condemn anti-Asian hate incidents from the Long Beach City Council.

Awareness - We should accept the fears and anxiety about the situation that confronts the AAPI community. We need to be aware of our surroundings and be prepared. Cat Shieh, a former PACS board member, is currently the Anti-Hate Training Coordinator at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. I have taken this online training myself and I encourage you to do the same by clicking on the link below. This training can be applied to many situations instead of just preventing anti-Asian harassment.

Link: https://www.advancingjustice-chicago.org/what-we-do/bystander-intervention-trainings/

Vigilance - Report all incidents of anti-Asian crimes using the Stop AAPI Hate website. We need to make sure that all anti-Asian discriminatory actions are counted in order to gain a better understanding. Please use the link provided below if you need to report a racially motivated attack or situation.

Link: https://stopaapihate.org/

As a country, we continue to deal with the effects of this global pandemic. We recognize that many people lost their loved ones and continue to suffer financial hardship due to the effects of the COVID-19 virus. I am hopeful that our country can go back to some normalcy as vaccines become more widely available.

Regards,

Peter Domagas

PACS Board President
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Hello Everyone! Our fundraiser is behind pace. We really need your help to make this event possible in 2021. Our resources are very limited. Please donate whatever you can to help showcase the beauty of Khmer culture! Please also help by sharing this to your friends and family.
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Online Active Parenting Class for March 2021
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