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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 Washington DC, Anacostia, Ballston, Bluemont, or even Brentwood, 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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Gain new insights and different ways to understand your problems while affirming who you are and empower you to make realistic changes. Explore past hurts when needed to explore how that impacts you currently. Focus on building your strengths.


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Gain new insights and different ways to understand your problems while affirming who you are and empower you to make realistic changes. Explore past hurts when needed to explore how that impacts you currently. Focus on building your strengths.

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It is important to meet you where you are in the healing process, be authentic, and pay attention to cultural, familial, and societal contexts that impact us. All providers affiliated with my practice share in that belief too!

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  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Identity
  • Job Stress
  • Multicultural Identity
  • Relationships
  • Stress
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Work to help you let go of old fears or conditioning that hold you back from feeling truly comfortable with yourself. We'll identify subtle sources of self-judgment that create suffering for you, and work to heal these on a deep level.


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Work to help you let go of old fears or conditioning that hold you back from feeling truly comfortable with yourself. We'll identify subtle sources of self-judgment that create suffering for you, and work to heal these on a deep level.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'll create an experience and space that is safe for you. I'll help you let go of old fears or conditioning from the culture that hold you back from feeling worthy. I do NOT focus on, 'What is wrong with you?' I ask, 'What has happened to you?'

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Abusive Relationships
  • ADHD in Womxn or Femme Populations
  • Adult ADHD
  • Adult Child of Emotionally Immature Parents
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Boundaries
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Complex Anxiety
  • Complex Trauma
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Faith/Religious Deconstruction
  • Family Dynamics
  • Family Trauma
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Intimacy
  • Loneliness
  • Men
  • Negative Self-Talk
  • Postpartum Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • PTSD from Abuse
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship Trauma
  • Religious Trauma
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Understanding
  • Self-Worth
  • Sexual Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritually Transformative Experiences
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Trauma From Abuse
  • Traumatic Loss
  • Women
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Explore your inner world to better understand what drives your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. While at times painful, this process can be profoundly healing and empowering. You'll gain clarity and compassion to live more freely as your best self.


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Explore your inner world to better understand what drives your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. While at times painful, this process can be profoundly healing and empowering. You'll gain clarity and compassion to live more freely as your best self.

Something to know about my approach is:

I blend insight-oriented talk therapy with experiential creative methods to meet your needs. Our work aims to help you process emotions, gain self-awareness, heal old wounds, and actualize your potential.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Couples
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Financial Stress
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Job Stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationships
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Understanding
  • Social Anxiety
  • Teenagers
  • Women
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Evette Addai
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Explore your own or your child's worries and journey related to a large life change, practice physical, behavioral, and thought based coping skills to improve stress, and create more balance for you and/or child to enjoy all aspects of life.


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Explore your own or your child's worries and journey related to a large life change, practice physical, behavioral, and thought based coping skills to improve stress, and create more balance for you and/or child to enjoy all aspects of life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a multicultural approach which means I consider your various identities (race, ethnicity, LBGTQ, etc) and how you are seen in the world in understanding your or your child's experiences.

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  • Adjustment to Medical Diagnosis
  • Children With Chronic Illness
  • Illness and Disease
  • Parenting Children With ADHD
  • QTBIPOC
  • Stress
  • Young Adults
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Olivia Kraus
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Identify what you value, what fulfills you, and what gives you a sense of purpose. From there, we will figure out what you can do to build the life (including the kind of relationships) you want.


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Identify what you value, what fulfills you, and what gives you a sense of purpose. From there, we will figure out what you can do to build the life (including the kind of relationships) you want.

Something to know about my approach is:

By helping you understand how you came to think, feel, and behave as you do now, we can cultivate self-acceptance, harness your strengths, develop effective coping skills, and help you live in a way that is congruent with your own values and goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Management
  • Authenticity
  • Boundaries
  • Career Change
  • Communication Skills
  • Confidence
  • Cultural Identity
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Families
  • Family Dynamics
  • Family of Origin
  • Feeling Stuck
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Identity
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Intimacy
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage
  • Men
  • Mild Depression
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Regulation
  • Professional Women
  • Relationships
  • Reparenting Yourself
  • Self-Acceptance
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Worth
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Tech Workers
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  • Women
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  • Workplace Issues
  • Young Adults
  • Young Professionals
  • Young Women
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