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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 Aurora, the suburbs of Aurora, other nearby places such as Naperville, Bolingbrook, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Enrique Silva
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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.


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cover the big and small things in life; these offer a window into where we are and where we want to go. We will work to problem solve the challenges that bring us into counseling while using a critical lens to better understand where these come from.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe counseling is a collaborative effort so it is important for client and counselor to bring their whole selves. This means being authentic and open to the experiences that counseling can offer.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Gender Identity and Affirmation
  • Issues of Middle Adulthood
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Racism
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
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Erin Braden
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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.


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Explore whatever it is that is distressing you this week, this year or ten years ago. Whether you are looking to heal past trauma or work through a current obstacle, I am here to create a supportive space with you to help you reach your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is holistic and rooted in creating a sense of safety. Just as every person is different, our work together will be unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Trauma
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Nina Iraheta
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We can work together to develop skills to reduce difficult emotions, build self-confidence, manage negative beliefs while increasing self-acceptance, awareness, and understanding.


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We can work together to develop skills to reduce difficult emotions, build self-confidence, manage negative beliefs while increasing self-acceptance, awareness, and understanding.

Something to know about my approach is:

I want to create a comfortable, secure, and trusting space and environment for you. One goal of mine is to help you begin to feel that when we meet you are in a space absent of judgement and instead filled with acceptance, compassion, and support..

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Aspergers
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
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  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Peer Relationships
  • Perfectionism
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
  • Relationship issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress
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Alexis Lopez-Palomar
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work towards the goals you identify as important.


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work towards the goals you identify as important.

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my approach is trauma informed. I am trained in somatic and cognitive behavioral therapies.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjusting
  • Anxiety
  • Dissociation
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Hispanic and Latino Issues
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Distress
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Alexis  Lopez-Palomar remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Ebony Harris
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Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.


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Together, we will:

Collaborate and identify stressors while utilizing both new and existing strengths and coping to help them to unleash one's inner power.

Something to know about my approach is:

My philosophy as a therapist is that I am in the passenger seat, helping navigate while my clients control the wheel. Utilizing a strengths-based, solution focused approach, I will work with you to identify your strengths and positive coping skills.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Complex Trauma
  • Cultural Trauma
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Racial or Ethnic Identity
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Ebony Harris remote and phone therapy in Illinois