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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 Westminster, the suburbs of Westminster, other nearby places such as Fountain Valley, Cypress, or anywhere else in California, 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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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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Direct, solution-focused, and emotionally available.

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Alexis Lee
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Discuss how to rebuild your future and equip you with the tools to cope with the past and current struggles.

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I will empower you to be kind to yourself through self-compassion and self-care and remind you that YOU are resilient.

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Maria Borges
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Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.


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Explore how anxiety, stress and burnout are present in the body. We will use somatic practices to increase the capacity to feel your emotions in a more manageable way and feel calmer and grounded. We will work to move towards more aliveness and joy.

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I use a body-mind approach called Somatics. By slowing down, we pay attention to physical sensations, movements, and breath. This helps us learn and practice skills to process stress, anxiety, and trauma in order to feel more present and grounded.

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Kaitlyn Kuo
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discuss your current situation, identify triggers, discover past experiences that may contribute to current issues, and then we will work on coping skills or alleviating moods.


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discuss your current situation, identify triggers, discover past experiences that may contribute to current issues, and then we will work on coping skills or alleviating moods.

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I believe in whole person treatment. My approach is culturally sensitive, systemic, and holistic. I also provide EMDR to help clients reduce anxiety, overcome trauma, improve confidence and inner strength.

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IMARI CHILDS
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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.


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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.

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My engaging style places you front and center, you will learn about your inner workings and what it takes for positive self transformation.

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  • Black and African American Issues
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