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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 Fort Smith, the suburbs of Fort Smith, other nearby places such as Rogers, Bentonville, or anywhere else in Arkansas, 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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My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.


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My super powers are being able to remember everything you ever tell me as well as being an excellent dot connector. Life experiences teach us everything we know about the world. Together we will get to the root of your struggles.

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Our work will not be your typical sessions where you emotionally vomit out your story while someone sits across the room nodding their head and taking notes. I will be on the edge of my chair listening to every word and feeling it with you.

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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!


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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!

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I have employ play therapy, EMDR, AutPlay, CAMS and many more interventions that I have seek and been trained in to better serve you and your family needs. Trauma focus CBT and other evident-based interventions also play a big role in each individual

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Helen Jennings-Hood
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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.


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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.

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I work with the whole person and their whole life. I focus on using the gifts, strengths, & talents that each person has to build the skills that they need to grow & make change in their lives.

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I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.


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I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.

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My focus is to help you heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral environment, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

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Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.


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Build on your unique strengths and attain the personal growth you desire.

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My approach encompasses a variety of techniques based on your individual needs. We will work collaboratively on your goals, identify the roots of your symptoms, and develop tools to overcome your current challenges

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