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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 California from Alameda to Yucaipa or even Montclair, 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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PATRICIA BECERRA
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Explore parts of you that you might have neglected. We will get to know yourself in a way that brings you the most Joy. We will reflect on the patterns of relating that you've been engaging in that may have kept you from experiencing true intimacy.

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I am 100% invested in you becoming the most authentic version of yourself. I am honest and strong and help you create vision for yourself and your next chapter.

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reduce stress, ADHD symptoms, depression & anxiety & increase self-esteem & hope, explore ways to manage & cope, & focus on what you want. I'll treat you respectfully without judgment. Find ways to improve your life & be the best version of yourself.

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Social justice, compassion, & inclusivity are important to me. I believe therapy can include humor. Things don't have to get worse before they get better. You can gain hope and start to feel better after your first session. Many of my clients do.

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Resolve: waking up dreading the day ahead, feeling disconnected from everyday joys, cringing as you begin your workday, unable to fix or face problems, not being fully present in your own life. Hiding your pain behind a smiling face.


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Resolve: waking up dreading the day ahead, feeling disconnected from everyday joys, cringing as you begin your workday, unable to fix or face problems, not being fully present in your own life. Hiding your pain behind a smiling face.

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A healing partnership. Building bridges to better tomorrows. Uncovering and elevating your pillars of empowerment. Having the courage to be, to do, and to become. A warm space. A skilled clinician who adds a subtle splash of humor without judgement.

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Tabetha Garcia
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expand your awareness, navigate the complexities of the issues at hand, and address behavior and thought patterns that no longer serve you so that you can cultivate a life that is rich and meaningful.


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expand your awareness, navigate the complexities of the issues at hand, and address behavior and thought patterns that no longer serve you so that you can cultivate a life that is rich and meaningful.

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that I integrate different modalities into session including cognitive therapies, mindfulness practices, and somatic exercises. I am passionate about supporting people of color through their healing journey.

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Katarena Harris
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Set goals and outcomes together that are specific to your journey of healing. We will explore, challenge and process ways to show up and overcome old habit's, trauma and life transitions for a better self.


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Set goals and outcomes together that are specific to your journey of healing. We will explore, challenge and process ways to show up and overcome old habit's, trauma and life transitions for a better self.

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My integrative approach allows each client to have their own individualized experience. Additional certifications and ongoing education enhances my natural warmth, knowledge, encouragement, positivity and supportive listening skills for clients.

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