MAHA's CMHC Overview   


Midwest Asian Health Association's Community Mental Health Clinic was established in 2015 with the vision to provide linguistically appropriate, culturally sensitive, and financially affordable mental health services to underserved Asian, Asian American & Pacific Islander, and Asian immigrant populations in the Chicagoland area. The counselors and staff at MAHA CMHC are dedicated to creating a Chicago Chinatown community in which all people, regardless of language or ability to pay, will be able to access mental health services to improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. 

Our staff of licensed mental health professionals are able to provide services in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, and are experienced working with youth, adolescents, adults, and elders. Services include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • School consultations
  • Community support
  • Mental health seminars

Clients reach out to us for therapy to discuss topics such as family or marital conflicts, traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, acculturation difficulties, and stress management. 

Our services are covered by Medicaid, Medicaid MCOs, and the option of self-pay sliding scale fees. Please contact us with any questions! 




Our Therapists


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Allison M. Precht, MA, LPC, CADC

Position: Director of Programs
Language: English 

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Nina Ni Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Position: Psychiatrist
Languages: Mandarin, English

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JiaYin (Melissa) Wee, M.Ed. LCPC


Position: Clinical Manager
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English

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Jonas Ginsburg, LCPC


Position: Clinical Supervisor
Languages: English, Japanese

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Aiting Chen, LCPC, CRC


Position: Mental Health Counselor
Languages: Mandarin, English
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Grief and Loss, and Self-esteem.

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Hsien-Chih (Caroline) Lin, LPC, CRC


Position: Mental Health Counselor
Languages: Mandarin, English
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, OCD

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Xueqi (Shaw) Xiao, M.A., LPC


Position: Mental Health Counselor
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English
Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Art therapy, Self-awareness, Interpersonal relationship.
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Andre Pai, L.S.W.


Position: Mental Health Counselor
Languages: English, Português
Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression

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Ailin Chang, L.S.W.


Position: Mental Health Counselor
Languages: Mandarin, English
Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression

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Other Mental Health Staff Team


Hrishikesh Shetty - Mental Health Consultant

Jonathan Brozdowski, M.A. - Community Engagement Specialist 

Justin Huang - EHR/Data Information Analyst

Silvia Yau - Mental Health Billing Coordinator

Katherine Wong - Mental Health Program Care Coordinator

Quan Yuan - Case Manager/Social Worker

Sophie Tse - Mental Health Clinic Receptionist

Nanzi Zheng, M.S. - PHD-level Clinical Psychology Intern

Jennifer Zheng - First Year Master-level Social Worker Intern