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Find Racial Justice Therapists & Counselors in Aurora, IL.

 

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 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.

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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Erin Matthews
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My motto is this: I will meet you where you are and take you where you want to be. There is hope. Getting out of bed can feel good again. I know personally how it feels to struggle with anxiety and insecurity. You are not alone.


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Together, we will:

My motto is this: I will meet you where you are and take you where you want to be. There is hope. Getting out of bed can feel good again. I know personally how it feels to struggle with anxiety and insecurity. You are not alone.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style is open, affirming and empowering. When we need to look at something painful, I strive to do so with empathy and courage. I utilize a strength based approach to find solutions rather than problems. I lead with compassion to empower clients

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • grief
  • Job related issues/stress
  • Life Transitions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma
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Andrea Elkon
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Dig deep into the beliefs you have about yourself, your performance, and the influence of forces around you. We will see how those thoughts connect to your feelings and your actions, so that you can feel emotionally healthy and perform your best.


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Together, we will:

Dig deep into the beliefs you have about yourself, your performance, and the influence of forces around you. We will see how those thoughts connect to your feelings and your actions, so that you can feel emotionally healthy and perform your best.

Something to know about my approach is:

One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. We will explore the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have you the most "stuck." Behavior change comes when we understand the "what's" and the "why's" of those thoughts and emotions.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Sports Performance
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Andrea Elkon remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D.
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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.


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I'm trained as a Bilingual Clinical Psychologist; my training and experience allows me to work with the widest range of issues possible.

Something to know about my approach is:

I generally use a cognitve behavioral therapy (CBT) approach with most clients.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adolescents
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Adulting
  • Adults
  • Child or Adolescent Therapy
  • Children
  • Codependency
  • College Students
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Executive Coaching
  • Graduate Students
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Personal growth
  • Psychological/Neurocognitive Evaluations
  • Starting College
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Della S. Lusk, Ph.D. remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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Arielle Drescher
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We’ll start by creating a plan based on your primary concerns, and identify everyday problems that have you feeling stuck and unsatisfied. Together, we can explore how to develop narratives and utilize tools to help you shift and reach your goals.


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Together, we will:

We’ll start by creating a plan based on your primary concerns, and identify everyday problems that have you feeling stuck and unsatisfied. Together, we can explore how to develop narratives and utilize tools to help you shift and reach your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am passionate about helping you pivot. It’s OKAY to want to step out of old patterns that have you experiencing unsatisfying outcomes. Together, we can work to acknowledge the pain and discomfort without becoming it.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Adolescents
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • College Students
  • Communication Issues
  • Education
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Family Conflict
  • Family Dynamics
  • Identity Issues
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Stress
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Distress
  • Relationship Patterns
  • School issues
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-Worth
  • Starting College
  • Stress Management
  • Teen issues
  • Women’s health
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Arielle Drescher remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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Jeffery Siddall
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I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.


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Together, we will:

I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have valuable professional and life experiences working with all ages and challenges.. I have provided counseling to people with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQIA affirming, and transitional life challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • College Students
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Education
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationships
  • Wellness
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