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Many therapists commit to racial justice principles, including working to expose and counter white privilege and heal the effects of racial trauma. Racial trauma can take the form of hurtful social interactions, lack of education and employment opportunities, and more.

Thankfully, racial justice therapists are available not only to help you heal but to empower you to commit to racial injustice. Wherever you are located in District of Columbia, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

How Racial Justice Therapists Can Help

Here are a few of the ways racial justice therapists can help you:

  • They can be a supportive guide to understanding the effect racism has on you, your mental health, and your life.
  • They set the stage for a meaningful discussion and inspire you to look inwardly for answers to problems.
  • They can give you tips and tricks to remain calm amidst racial aggressions.
  • They can help you feel empowered about who you are.
  • They can help you understand and dismantle white privilege.

If you are a White person considering a racial justice therapist, read licensed therapist Marla Berger’s article on promoting racial equality. If you are BIPOC, consider licensed therapist Vaughn O'Neal’s tips for Black mental health during turbulent times.

Get Started with a Racial Justice Therapist Today!

A licensed racial justice therapist is available to help you improve your mental health with the help of someone who shares your values. And with Mental Health Match, finding a qualified counselor or therapist is easy! Start by browsing racial justice therapists below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Dr. Speshal Walker Gautier
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Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.


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Together, we will:

Address the issues preventing you from becoming the best version of yourself. People seek therapy for a range of issues, but the common goal is reducing and addressing barriers that get in the way of living a fulfilling life.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy is about change. During our work, I will support you and assist you in identifying and changing the patterns that are not serving you. I approach therapy with an integrative approach, combining relational and cognitive-behavioral techniques.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
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Dr. Speshal  Walker Gautier  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Faith Pérez McGowan
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help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.


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Picture of Faith Pérez McGowan, therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Together, we will:

help you learn how to quiet excessive worries and fears, and bring joy back into your life. My clients know what it's like to feel tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. Together, we can find solutions that will allow you to take steps towards your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

When we work together, you can expect to practice challenging unhelpful thoughts and behaviors, learn more effective coping mechanisms, and have more restful, quality sleep.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Trauma
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Faith Pérez McGowan remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Lily Kaufmann
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Create an affirming, collaborative environment, where we will work together to help you feel less overwhelmed and get you on track to what’s most important in your life.


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Together, we will:

Create an affirming, collaborative environment, where we will work together to help you feel less overwhelmed and get you on track to what’s most important in your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is evidence-based and individualized, grounded in curiosity about your experiences, identifying what's most important to you, acknowledging societal and environmental context, and exploring what is or isn’t working for you in your life.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Life Transitions
  • Low motivation
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma
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Lily Kaufmann remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Maryland
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Priscilla Chin
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Help you move from surviving to thriving. You may have come far from the discontent in your childhood, but inside, you still struggle with high-functioning anxiety, feeling broken, feeling emotionally numb, self-doubt, or maybe even past traumas.


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Together, we will:

Help you move from surviving to thriving. You may have come far from the discontent in your childhood, but inside, you still struggle with high-functioning anxiety, feeling broken, feeling emotionally numb, self-doubt, or maybe even past traumas.

Something to know about my approach is:

I will help you understand, address, and find relief from the root causes of your struggles. The journey to deepen your self-awareness and heal your inner child wounds is by no means easy or quick but it’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect
  • Complex Trauma
  • Early childhood trauma and its adult manifestations
  • Emotional abuse
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Overachievers
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial Trauma
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Priscilla Chin remote and phone therapy in District Of Columbia, Florida, New Jersey, New York
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Brittany Bate (she/her)
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!


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Picture of Brittany Bate (she/her), therapist in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
VIEW PROFILE
Together, we will:

Help you: 1. Take your life back from the grip of trauma, grief/loss, or addiction 2. Communicate better and improve intimacy with your partner(s) 3. Explore your identities (i.e., gender, sexual orientation, relational) & 4. Be your authentic self!

Something to know about my approach is:

Together, we work to more deeply understand your identity, struggles, grief, trauma, communication styles, and patterns. We customize solutions to move you towards the life you deeply desire and wholly deserve.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Child Custody
  • Couples Therapy
  • Gender identity
  • grief
  • LGBTQ+
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Exploration and Enhancement
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma
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Brittany Bate (she/her) remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia