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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. Wherever you are located in Arkansas from Bentonville to Springdale or even Little Rock, or anywhere else nearby, 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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determine what you need to grow into your best self, and work collaboratively to facilitate that growth.

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I tailor my approach to what you're looking to gain from therapy. Before you leave your first session, we will establish how you want to heal, and how we can develop that together.

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If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed, tired of all the little things getting on your nerves, tired of being angry, sad, or lonely most of the time, let Access Counseling & Assessment help you feel like yourself again.

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I believe that everyone was has the potential to help themselves and the resilience that is needed to successfully overcome any challenge. My role is to help you identify and use your own unique strengths to become the best version of yourself

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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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Janine Purvis
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You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.


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You can expect us to discuss, examine, challenge, & re-frame your thoughts. We will explore the use of mindfulness so you can increase your ability to respond rather than react. You will learn skills to quiet your mind, relax, and enjoy life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view the therapeutic relationship as a partnership and will collaborate with you to identify & set goals so you make the changes you desire. I provide a structured yet flexible approach. I now offer EMDR.

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