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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. 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.

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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Savpreet Bhandal
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I strive to guide without imposing authority, fostering deep thinking. With a social justice lens and as a person of color, I grasp diverse dynamics. Our aim is to redefine and heal the past's effects through gained perspective, reframing experiences


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I strive to guide without imposing authority, fostering deep thinking. With a social justice lens and as a person of color, I grasp diverse dynamics. Our aim is to redefine and heal the past's effects through gained perspective, reframing experiences

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I employ a multi-framework approach, emphasizing neurobiology, cognitive structuring, and somatic experiencing. My primary focus is on uncovering your Authentic Self through a blended methodology. I am well-versed in evidence-based modalities such as

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma
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Caitlyn Liao
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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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Kristen Schaer
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create an environment where I decenter myself as an expert and strongly endeavor to foster a person-centered, hope-based, bio-psycho-social minded, collaborative experience.


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create an environment where I decenter myself as an expert and strongly endeavor to foster a person-centered, hope-based, bio-psycho-social minded, collaborative experience.

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I’ve worked with a variety of populations, including LGBTQIA, trans, neurodivergent, kinky, polyamorous, disabled, and asexual. Anti-racism, decolonization, and the impact of intergenerational trauma are at the core of my practice.

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  • Compulsive Sexuality/Hypersexuality
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Neurodivergence
  • Sexuality
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Dr. Laura Preciado
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Get you to a place where you can identify your strengths, recognize your short and long-term goals, know where to start, feel more empowered and balanced.


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Get you to a place where you can identify your strengths, recognize your short and long-term goals, know where to start, feel more empowered and balanced.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is very relational and strength-based. I work hard at establishing rapport and trust. I draw a lot from feminist and multicultural psychology. I often provide psycho-ed about self-compassion and challenging automatic negative thoughts.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Breakups
  • Career Burnout
  • Career Counseling
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Families
  • Family of Origin
  • Financial Stress
  • First Generation Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • High-Functioning Anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)
  • Life Adjustment
  • Life Transitions
  • Open Relationships
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sadness
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Expression
  • Self-Worth
  • Social Isolation
  • Social Justice
  • Social Skills
  • Trauma
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Angel Asuncion-Reed
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co-create your healing; centering client-therapist relationship through connection and collaboration in a compassionate space for healing.


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co-create your healing; centering client-therapist relationship through connection and collaboration in a compassionate space for healing.

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Is that I am rooted in a systemic approach with children, adolescents, couples, and families. I look forward to walking alongside you in a safe, secure, and non-judgmental space.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Ancestral Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Family Dynamics
  • Grief
  • Marriage
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Racial Justice
  • Racial Trauma
  • Women
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