Julia Chan, LCSW, is a faculty member, founder of the Therapists of Color Consultation Project, and member of the Healing Oppressive Legacies Project at the Ackerman Institute. Julia immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong as a teenager, and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin. She was first introduced to family therapy while she was a graduate student at the Columbia University School of Social Work and had the opportunity to complete the one-year Social Work and Diversity program at the Ackerman Institute. Her interest in family therapy has not stopped since.
Her work integrates systems, relational, feminist, and social justice approaches, as well as Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices. She maintains a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and teaches as an adjunct lecturer at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. Whether in the classroom or therapy room, Julia strives to pay close attention to the interplay between intersectionality and the therapeutic or classroom process.