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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 Smyrna, the suburbs of Smyrna, other nearby places such as Marietta, Atlanta, or anywhere else in Georgia, 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. Rosanna Lora
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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.


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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.

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Confidential and non-judgmental. I like to be straightforward in a supportive way that will foster growth and healthy ways of being in the world. Therapy is about shifting those thoughts and behaviors that have kept you stuck.

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Dr. Rosanna  Lora  remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Ciara Pierce
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develop solutions, new perspectives, and have a positive therapeutic experience.


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develop solutions, new perspectives, and have a positive therapeutic experience.

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that I help people make room for change in their lives. This informs my therapeutic style, which tends to be collaborative, casual and conversational.

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  • Adoption Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Black and African American Issues
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Dr. Maria Lise Flores
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My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.


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My clients balance hectic schedules with multiple responsibilities. Career, family, and social stressors--we're all feeling it. Healthy boundaries, communication skills, burnout prevention and addressing self-defeating thinking are starting points.

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Discovering what matters most to you is essential to our work together. I deliver an individualized, tailored experience using the tools I've honed from 25+ years in behavioral health. My goal is for you to grow and thrive via the therapy process.

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  • Narcissist recovery
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Dr. Maria Lise Flores remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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Susana Solomon
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We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.


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Together, we will:

We will discuss everything and anything that you feel comfortable bringing into our session. The focus will be on past behaviors and patterns that have kept you from reaching happiness and satisfaction in your life. Together we will work on tools.

Something to know about my approach is:

My theoretical modality is centered on the principles of humanistic theory which provides a more holistic treatment approach building upon a person's skills and positive characteristics to help them attain personal fulfilment.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Life Transitions
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-expression
  • Self Regulation
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Young Adults
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Susana Solomon remote and phone therapy in Georgia
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Dr. Sophia Aguirre
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we will co-create a decolonized, affirming and inclusive space. We will work collaboratively to help you gain a deeper understanding of your authentic self & create healthier, more authentic relationship with yourself and others.


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we will co-create a decolonized, affirming and inclusive space. We will work collaboratively to help you gain a deeper understanding of your authentic self & create healthier, more authentic relationship with yourself and others.

Something to know about my approach is:

You deserve a therapeutic relationship in which you feel empowered, truly seen and deeply understood. My culturally-affirming approach is guided by a sense of compassion, genuine curiosity, and social justice values.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Issues
  • Assessments
  • Attachment Issues
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Black Male Issues
  • Body Image
  • Codependency
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Cultural Diversity and Identities
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • family members of substance use disorder
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • grief
  • high achieving
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Open Relationships
  • Overachievers
  • Physical Emotional Abuse
  • Racial justice
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
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  • Relationship Conflict
  • Substance Use
  • Testing
  • Therapist for other Therapists
  • transgender identity
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma
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  • Trauma Sensitive
  • Undocumented Residents
  • Women's Identity/Image
  • Young Women
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