Kunga Norzom Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident

Kunga Norzom, MSW, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident

Kunga is a Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident at Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions. She completed her APA accredited pre-doctoral internship at North Memorial Health and the Interprofessional Center for Counseling & Legal Services at the University of St. Thomas.

Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. If you have made it this far, then you are probably thinking about creating a change in your life. And change is difficult, but it has the power to heal many generations. It takes a lot of courage and strength to reach out and accept help. In therapy, I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to be your authentic self. Talking about your insecurities and your deepest thoughts and feelings can feel scary and risky, but it’s not impossible. As your therapist, I will help you process complex emotions and experiences using a compassionate, kind, and gentle approach.

Growing up in an immigrant family, I understand the impact of cultural and familial expectations and the intimate process of identity development. My bicultural experiences have helped me better understand and connect with my clients from diverse backgrounds. As an Asian American therapist, I’m committed to humanizing mental health care.

I understand each client is a unique individual with a unique story to share. Our stories help us deepen our understanding of our identities and our view of self and others. Sharing your story is the start of your healing journey. Your story matters. Your voice matters.

Theoretical Orientations:
Kunga draws strength from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT), Multicultural Therapy, and Buddhist Philosophy

Education & Professional Activities
Kunga earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and Doctor of Psychology degree from the University of St. Thomas.

Kunga is passionate about eliminating mental health stigma and shame in ethnic minority communities through education and awareness. She is a member of Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), and Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA). In her free time, she enjoys hiking and photography.

Specialties
Individual and Group Therapy
Psychological Testing (Personality and Cognitive)
Stress Management and Mindfulness
Depression and Anxiety Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Abuse and Violence
Anger Management
Life Transitions
First-Generation Struggles (Identity Development, Family and Culture)
Minority Mental Health
Therapy related to specific populations: Immigrant and Refugee, African American, Native American, Latino, and Asian American