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If you’ve ever been a victim of racial trauma, you may be aware of the scars it can leave behind. Addressing your own racist tendencies or attempting to heal from racial discrimination will take a concerted effort, and having professional support can make things much easier.

In order to make progress, you need an anti-racist mental health professional who can help you change your behavior and thinking patterns and give you tools to move forward. Whether you are located in downtown Maricopa, the suburbs of Maricopa, other nearby places such as Gilbert, Chandler, or anywhere else in Arizona, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

The Effects of Racial Discrimination

Racial discrimination has a clear impact on your mental health. Here are some of the most common effects of racism on mental health:

  • You relive racist events and have trouble healing from them.
  • You avoid people or places that remind you of racist trauma you’ve experienced.
  • You don’t feel good about yourself, especially pertaining to your race.
  • You’re easily offended or frightened, given that you’ve been hurt in the past.
  • You feel depressed as a result of the trauma.
  • You frequently feel stressed, anxious, or depressed.

This is not a full list of the effects of racial discrimination. Systemic racism can also lead to a lack of necessary resources like:

  • Supportive or appropriate mental health care.
  • Job and economic opportunities.
  • Education.

To learn more about the effects of racism on mental health, read licensed therapist Michael Friedman’s article about intergenerational racial trauma.

You Can Overcome Racial Discrimination with Therapy

You can benefit from a race-focused therapist whether you've been discriminated against or you’ve committed racial acts. They will assist in examining your thought processes and your unique situation and give you the tools you need to succeed. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified anti-racist therapist is easy! Start by browsing race and mental health experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Sarah Rocha
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I use Somatic Experiencing® & other forms of wellness specialties in working with those who are struggling with work/life balance, anxiety, marginalization, systems of oppression, stress, historical trauma, self-esteem and life transitions.


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I use Somatic Experiencing® & other forms of wellness specialties in working with those who are struggling with work/life balance, anxiety, marginalization, systems of oppression, stress, historical trauma, self-esteem and life transitions.

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My holistic approach, combined with your personal goals, creates an experience that is personal and unique to you. As your therapist I will design a session tailored to your needs.

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Jessica Anderson
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Together we will work through any relationship, substance use or racial identity issues that one may face.


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Together we will work through any relationship, substance use or racial identity issues that one may face.

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My approach is client driven and I believe in meeting the client wherever they are in their journey and moving forward together. I am easy going.

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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

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Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Aurelio Duarte-Encinas
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Make changes in thinking, daily routines and make use of tools based on nervous providing cognitive, mindfulness and somatic interventions helping clients improve their overall well-being.


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Make changes in thinking, daily routines and make use of tools based on nervous providing cognitive, mindfulness and somatic interventions helping clients improve their overall well-being.

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Like you, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour on a snoozefest yak session. I strive for you to find your experience as enjoyable as it is valuable. I provide a relaxed, accepting, non-judgemental and supportive platform to be heard.

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Diane Palacios
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discuss ways of coping with the stressors of life as well as helping navigate the challenges that you may be facing. The goal is to feel more empowerment, hope, and healing as well as feel at peace with yourself and find tangible solutions.


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discuss ways of coping with the stressors of life as well as helping navigate the challenges that you may be facing. The goal is to feel more empowerment, hope, and healing as well as feel at peace with yourself and find tangible solutions.

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We work together to accomplish your goals in order to bring you Empowerment, Hope, and Healing in your life. Weather it be adjusting to new transitions in life, addressing trauma, or helping process through difficult situations, I am here to help.

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  • Postpartum Depression
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