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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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Carolyn Rhoades
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We will work to become more connected with yourself at a deeper level and learn new tools to alleviate emotional pain and work towards a more fulfilling life. By working together as a team, we can find a way to help develop your personal goals.


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We will work to become more connected with yourself at a deeper level and learn new tools to alleviate emotional pain and work towards a more fulfilling life. By working together as a team, we can find a way to help develop your personal goals.

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As an EMDR-trained therapist, I am passionate about working with trauma survivors. Healing wounds from the past, strengthening our awareness with our triggers, and changing patterns can go a long way toward bringing fulfillment into our lives.

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Dr. Kalana Greer
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Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.


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Focus on what’s important to you and help you see blind spots to meet your life and internal goals more effectively.

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Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

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Jungeun Kim
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We will collaboratively explore bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors (e.g., family, trauma, 'isms') influencing and interacting with your symptoms, with the goals of improved self-awareness and positive behavioral changes.


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We will collaboratively explore bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors (e.g., family, trauma, 'isms') influencing and interacting with your symptoms, with the goals of improved self-awareness and positive behavioral changes.

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Utilizing empirically supported treatments (e.g., EFT, CBT, IFS, ACT), I strive to help my clients make their decisions based on healthy, wise mind, not based on fear.

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Nancy Denq
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Working with me, you will be provided a consistent space to safely explore and clarify your underlying needs. You will learn tools to help you foster deeper and more authentic connection with yourself and others.


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Working with me, you will be provided a consistent space to safely explore and clarify your underlying needs. You will learn tools to help you foster deeper and more authentic connection with yourself and others.

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My approach is warm, holistic, and research-informed. Using creative as well as traditional talk therapy modalities, I provide a safe setting for you to explore your feelings, identify strengths, and create new meaning out of your past experiences.

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William James Jones
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Whether you struggle with social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships distress, depression, loss, career change, or reconnecting with your purpose in life, I hope to help you cope, unblock barriers and deepen your understanding of yourself.


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Whether you struggle with social anxiety, low self-esteem, relationships distress, depression, loss, career change, or reconnecting with your purpose in life, I hope to help you cope, unblock barriers and deepen your understanding of yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use an exclusive approach known as Integrative Depth Psychology where we explore issues through four pillars that make up my approach. I use cultural sensitive, humanistic, intersubjective, and Jungian modalities to set the groundwork for therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Borderline Personality
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  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity
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